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Women’s Keen Targhee II Trail Shoes

keentargheeiiKeen Targhee II Trail Shoes—Stay cool and comfortable in your shoes on your next adventure

Whether you wear Keen’s Women’s Targhee II shoe for trail running or just roaming around the campsite, you’re going to feel a comfortable difference over conventional waterproof active wear shoes when you don the Targhee II.

That’s because unlike other trail running shoe manufacturers who opt for using the same waterproof membranes found on practically every running shoe on the market, Keen took a route less traveled and used a new eVENT® membrane fabric with Dry System Technology.

This new material and technology makes for better, breathable comfort in wet weather. The difference is one that you can feel–most waterproof/breathable technologies require that perspiration condenses to moisture before it can pass through the membrane—often leaving you with swampy feeling feet.

The eVENT® membrane fabric allows sweat to pass through in vapor form, so your feet don’t feel soaked in sweat like you would in other weatherproof trail running shoes. The heel of the Women’s Targhee II features Keen’s S3 heel support structure, a special shock-absorbing design that’s engineered to support your foot on impact, minimizing your chances of twisting an ankle on rolling terrain.

Like other Keen performance shoes, the Women’s Targhee II is all about stability, but if you’re looking for drier socks at the end of the day, the new Dry System Technology is worth checking out–especially if you forgot to pack extra socks for the return trip home.

The Quick and Dirty:
Where you can get ‘em:
Keen Women’s Targhee II $90

Why they Rock:

    • Named the Best Value lightweight hiking shoe in the 2007 Backpacker magazine Gear Guide
    • Rugged and waterproof leather upper
    • Innovative Keen eVENT® waterproof and breathable membrane
    • Impact-absorbing S3 support structure along midsole
    • Aggressive blown rubber traction tread for all-terrain stability

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get ‘em:
Keen Women’s Targhee II $90