Rated 5 out of 5 by crabbybill Keen Targhee II
I've only had these boots for about a month now. I bought them for their looks, lightweight, and the few positive reviews I read. I must admit that there were many negatives reviews indicating sole separation, lugs falling off and lack of waterproofness. However, as indicated, I have these boots for about a month now and have worn them everyday. From the start they were and are very comfortable. No break-in required. I've worn them on moderate hikes almost daily. Hikes were 3 to 5 miles over moderate terrain. Early morning hikes began through wet grass and they seemed to shed the water OK. Thus far the boots are performing extremely well without any problems. I know that its been only about 4 weeks, however, they do have some miles on them. Thus far I am pleased and do recommend them.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExiledJedi Comfortable and waterproof
At the recommendation of the L.L.Bean website, I ordered 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size, and Bean was correct. The slightly larger boot fit my feet perfectly.
After hiking a few mountain trails on these boots, I think they are very comfortable, in part because of the wide toe box. I also like the fact that there's thick rubber that wraps over the toes and offers extra impact protection. The boots are definitely waterproof. I marched through some shallow streams and a lot of mud, and the water stayed out.
Overall this is a great hiking boot with nice lugs and grippy rubber. I'm very happy with this purchase.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by greatfulsenior Great product!
I live in the country and am an avid fisherman; so, I needed hiking boots that were light weight, comfortable and waterproof. The on-line customer service representative recommended the Keen Targhee boots, and I could not be happier. The service and product were right on!
June 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by willbike One major problem
I want to love these boots. They are comfortable and have worn well with the exception of the nylon webbing through which the laces pass. Just before the one year anniversary one broke and now five are broken rendering the boots unusable for serious hiking. I noticed that the warranty specifically excludes claims on the webbing. I have done many hikes in them with a 25-28 pound backpack. I had to lace them tight to avoid movement of my foot and they worked quite well until the webbing broke. They represented a big expense for me and to have them last barely a year was a huge disappointment
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by naturalenquirer comfortable
Fit as expected. Very comfortable. I put on 4 coats of shoe water proofing before I wore them. Recommended to me by a friend who is a serious outdoor enthusiast. Out of the box I would say they are only damp proof.
May 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LanceNH Comfortable
Hiking shoes appear very rugged and extremely comfortable. Didn't need any break-in for short hike. Don't know about waterproof ability. Had to order 1/2 size larger (size 44 European is size 10 US).
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kendu Great boot with a couple problems
I absolutely love these boots. I'm on my second pair. I wear them 12-16 hours a day (I work "on my feet" all day). I am so much less fatigued at the end of the day than with many previous brands. The fit is perfect from the first time I put them on. I have 2 issues with these boots which I have chosen to live with because otherwise they are perfect. On my first pair, the eylets started failing after a few weeks until most of them broke in a few months. I had to create some interesting lacing to continue to wear them. However this has not been the case on the second pair. Also, these "waterproof" boots remain waterproof for about a month. That has been the case with both pairs. Fortunately I don't usually work around water, but the occasional mud puddle can ruin your day.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanadaBeaner Great boots
Now on my 4th pair of Targhees. Great fit - comfortable right out of the box and the only brand with enough width for me. I use as an everyday boot and for camping/portaging.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady just great shoes
Love my Targhee's, have several pair. Fit, support, comfort, warmth, what more could you want. Thanks LL Bean for a product for those of us with foot issues, who walk lots!
December 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanorator 2nd pair
This is the 2nd pair I have owned of these now. Great shoe. The laces and loops they go through fray and break after a year. But now that I buy them through llbean ang get the 100% guarantee, that's not going to be my problem anymore.
November 27, 2013