KEEN Inc Targhee Women's

For less than $150 bucks you get a whole lot of boot.
Targhee Women's

 

Women's Sizes Start 5
Women's Sizes End 11
Women's Weight 1 lbs, 5 oz

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You get a wealth of protection for the weight and price with this boot. For just a few more ounces and dollars than the Lafuma, the Pyrenees offers ankle protection and a waterproof/breathable liner. “I normally backpack in trail runners,” said one ranger after a three-day, off-trail circuit of the Cheops Plateau. “But the extra weight of this boot is negligible, and the added protection and stability are welcome.”

The 1.8-mm-thick nubuck upper is tough (yet supple, so break-in is quick) and a rubber toe cap protects against rock gouging. The snug-fitting, padded collar provides good ankle support, but it’s relatively low, so wear gaiters to keep out trail debris.

The sole’s low-profile, diamond-shaped lugs gripped gluelike on the canyon’s Esplanade slickrock, but proved a bit slippery on slushy winter trails. “The toe box is roomy,” says one tester with a high-volume foot, “and I love the way the contoured, leather-lined footbed conformed to the shape of my heel, arch, and metatarsals. It felt custom-fit.” Underfoot support is best for moderate loads.- 4mm multi-directional lugs
- Dual Density Compression Molded EVA Midsole
- Keen toe protection
- KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane
- Non-marking carbon rubber outsole
- Removable metatomical footbed
- S3 Heel support structure
- Torsion stability ESS shank