I was originally looking at buying boots but ended up getting a pair of Keen Targhee II shoes. This weekend I took em on a hike to Lynn Peak. They felt pretty good on my feet but there was some initial pain on the outside of my right foot.
I'm happy with them but upon examination at the end of the hike I found one of stitches on the right foot had came off. I snipped it so I'm hoping it doesn't get any worse. Also, the midsole seems too fragile and is already shredding, maybe this is too be expected?
Here are two pics:
I'm considering returning it and exchanging it but the Keens looked like the most durable shoe at MEC.
Any opinions? Should I return/exchange them? Any other shoe recommendations would be great!
Had Targhee 2's for three years. Did the Juan de Fuca right out of the box with no blisters. They fit wide which is great for my feet. They even held their water-proofing for about a year. Never had any issues and I pushed them to the limit.