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Despite the popularity of trail runners, sandals, and hiking sneakers, there’s still plenty of value in a pair of classic hiking boots. The added durability, traction, and ankle support of hiking boots make them the preferred option for longer hikes and navigating tricky terrain. Keen is one of the leading hiking boot brands, and some of their best shoes are discounted on Amazon right now.
Keen’s Targhee III hiking boots are available on Amazon for as little as $85, an $80 savings on the $165 shoes. Savings vary by color and size, with discounts that range from 30% to 49% off. Made from a leather and mesh upper with a grippy rubber sole, the boots feature a mid-ankle cut and a breathable waterproof membrane that allows for airflow while blocking moisture.
KEEN Men's Targhee III Mid Height Waterproof Hiking Boot, from $85 (was $165) at Amazon
The third iteration of the Targhee boot is designed to be a slightly leaner version of the Targhee II, while retaining the earlier model’s waterproof leather upper and grippy rubber sole. Keen’s Targhee boots are designed for day hikes, as opposed to backpacking or highly technical trails, so they’re a good option for the everyday hiker who prefers a boot to a sneaker.
"I purchased these for a trip to the Acadian salt marshes in Nova Scotia," one five-star reviewer said. "They were (are) perfect! They feel really good. I bought a wide size and they are just perfect. My toes feel so good. Plus, they lace up tight and snugly where it counts. No shucking and sliding… no blisters or rubbing. Perfect!"
Keen’s outdoor bona fides belie the fact that the brand’s history is fairly recent. The brand was founded in 2003 — making it significantly younger than peers like Salomon, Merrell, and Danner — but Keen’s impressively comfortable and affordable footwear has given the brand a firm foothold (pun intended) in the hiking shoe market.
The brand’s commitment to eco-friendly production has also endeared it to outdoorsy types. The Targhee boots are made with Leather Working Group-certified leather, meaning the leather is produced with mindful water and energy usage. The water-repellent material is PFAS-free.
These have over 4,200 five-star ratings on Amazon, and a common theme in the reviews is comfort. Several wearers noted that there was “no break-in period” or that the break-in period was “very easy.” The wide toe box was a selling point for many reviewers, who appreciated the wiggle room and lack of pinching.
If you’re looking for a pair of comfortable boots for wet winter hikes, Keen’s ankle-cut waterproof Targhee III boots are a great option, but you’ll want to act fast to take advantage of this deal of up to 49% off while it lasts.