Is Hiking Better in KEEN? Targhee II Testimonial . . .

The following testimony was emailed to us by Jessica Culnane who is the NW Field Marketing Representative for Clif Bar & Company. Jessica went hiking with her dad in the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmine National Forest. They hiked to the top of “The Tooth,” a popular peak (5604′) near Seattle, Washington.

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Here is what she had to say  . . .

Jessica CulnaneNow that our event season is getting slower, I can finally reach out to you like I’ve been meaning to. I’ve been rockn your shoes all over the place! Thanks again. I wanted to share that I wore the Targhee II that you gave me on a climb this summer and they were phenomenal! I’m pretty critical of gear, especially shoes, and I was quite impressed. We had a 4 hr one way approach full of boulder fields to get to a trad climb we were trying to summit. All the way up there, your Targhee’s kept me on stable and up right and blister free!  On the way home, we underestimated our time and were caught lost in the dark. Another pair of climbers were stuck in the same situation and when we ran into each other way out in the boonies at 9pm, I could see we both had the KEEN characteristic reflective back loop. We proceeded to talk about how much we liked our shoes and how they exceeded our expectations.

And a comment from her dad . . .

One more tid-bit: Both of my big toenails are turning black (a precursor to them falling off) due to The Tooth climb in my 3/4 fiberglass shank climbing boots, and you didn’t event get a blister in your KEENs!