Targhee Casual Shoes: Redefining the Word 'Hike.'
Hiking doesn’t just happen in far-flung rainforests and on majestic mountain tops. If there’s a little bit of “outside” wherever you happen to be, we say: get out there and hike it! The urban lunch hour mini-hike is one of our favorite pastimes (the KEEN HQ office is located in busy downtown Portland, but just six blocks away lies the lovely and historic Couch Park, a great place to get some trees and grass into our workday).
That’s why we made some men’s casual shoes that take all the best parts of our bestselling hiking boot and domesticate them for city life.
THE STORY OF THE TARGHEE SHOE FAMILY
The Targhee hiking boot came first, back in 2005. KEEN created it to be the full-coverage counterpart of the Newport sandal. It became a big hit for everything from trail-tromping to pumpkin-patching. So we thought, hey, let’s keep this good thing going—let’s make some casual shoes that can double as your everyday pair and your lightweight hiker. That versatility is what the Targhee Casual collection is made for. Shoe for the office? Yes. Shoe for a walk to the farmer’s market for some lunch? Yup. Shoe for back-to-back meetings when the elevator is broken? That too!
THREE FEATURES THAT BELONG TO EVERY TARGHEE CASUAL SHOE
All Targhee casual shoes have the same sole as the Targhee III boot. It’s that rugged, dependable KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN outsole, and it’s just as good at the park or the grocery store as it is on the trail.
Every pair also has the iconic KEEN toe bumper (because we believe toe protection should be a 24/7 thing).
And Targhee casual shoes are made with environmentally preferred leather uppers that are designed to last (and to pass muster with your office’s business-casual dress code).
CHECK OUT THE TARGHEE CASUAL STYLES
Targhee III Oxford:
Because why are hiking boots only for the weekend? These men’s casual shoes fit and feel just like the Targhee hiking boot (and offer the same sturdiness and traction). We just changed up the style to make it watercooler-friendly.
Targhee III Casual:
You can take the shoe out of the mountains but you can’t take the mountains out of the shoe. These men’s casual shoes put the fit, traction, comfort, and durability of the Targhee hiking boot into a laid-back look that’s just right for sidewalks but can go off-road when the moment is right.
Targhee III Slip-On:
Every day is a trek. These men’s casual shoes are comfy right out of the box and rugged enough to wear on muddy grass or dusty trail. This easy slip-on design can be your work pair and your play pair (and your “quick, take the dog out, ‘cause she needs to go” pair).
THE FINAL WORD
If you love your Targhee III hiking boots and wish you could wear them even when you’re not technically hiking, Targhee Casual shoes are the next logical step in your comfy-footwear journey. After all, what is a hike except a walk outdoors?