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Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" NMT Posted: 8/21/15
Reviewer: Joe Kinsey from Irvington, AL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most expensive safety shoes I have ever purchased, but the are also the best I have ever purchased. I've been wearing these daily for about 2 weeks. They were comfortable from start -- no break-in required! I normally have to buy wider width safety shoes than regular shoes to get a comfortable toe box. Based on customer reviews I bought these in my regular width and was very pleased to find they fit very comfortably. I have absolutely no regrets with this purchase. For me, they are worth every dollar.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 8/20/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

If you consider yourself a serious hiker, do NOT buy these boots. After reading so many wonderful reviews, I decided to buy these boots for a summer of hiking through different national parks. I broke them in by hiking 3-5 miles every other day through my neighborhood park for about 2 months. They felt fine and I was excited to wear them over the summer. As we hiked our first park, I wore them for 10+ miles on the first day and 10+ miles on the second day. On the third day, I started to feel intense soreness through my achilles tendons. My husband thought they just weren't broken in enough so I continued to wear them for a few more days. The pain just kept getting worse and worse, to the point where it was unbearable to hike in them. I switched to my Chacos and was able to hike many miles in them without any pain. I took a two week break from the Danner boots during the trip, thinking that my tendons just needed some time to heel and strengthen. The second I started walking in the boots again the pain flared up. I went to a nearby REI to get other boots to finish my trip in. I spoke with two different employees about the Danner boots and both said how horrible they were. People were constantly returning the shoes because they made the same mistake I did. While these boots look adorable, the technology is archaic, the soles are flat, and they are super heavy. They are NOT good boots if you plan to do any actual hiking!

Danner Jack II
Danner Jack II Posted: 8/17/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes did not disappoint. Look great. True to size. Would highly recommend them. They could use a better insole but that's not a deal breaker.

Mountain Trail
Mountain Trail Posted: 8/7/15
Reviewer: Joni Stuart from Virginia
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Way too wide.Tried both size 9.5 and 9. Love the boot, but it's a bad fit.

Bull Run Christy ST
Bull Run Christy ST Posted: 7/17/15
Reviewer: Tom from Detroit
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just received these boots. I normally wear 11.5, and always get that size if possible. However, with these boots, they run a tad big so I had to order an 11 as well to get the right fit. I'll be returning the 11.5's as they're roomy. Order down if you're inbetween sizes. As for the boots themselves, the steel toe is a great addition for jobsite work. I'm an office engineer, so I'm not working in the field as much as my subcontractors. The leather is high quality and the craftsmanship of Danner is top notch. Plus, they're made in the States, which is very important.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 7/11/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Amazing boots. I am normally a solid 8.5 , I bought both size 8 and size 8.5. After wearing them around the house, size 8 fit like a glove (not what you want in a hiking boot in the toe area) but if you are doing a lot of walking/hiking I can see toe issues and toenail loss (yes just like the movie Wild- the reason her toenail fell off is because her boots were too small) The toe area is narrow in these, I would order your normal size to allow for socks and circulation and toe movement. The Danner boot representative said she wears her normal size too. Trust me I struggled with sizing as I hate sloppy shoes, but after careful and long consideration, these boots are not going to be stretching especially in the toe area where I feel would be the most sizing issues so I stuck with my normal size 8.5. These are hiking boots and should not fit like ballet flats or any shoe like that. Also if you have a wide foot, go up a half size, this will allow for extra width. Hope this helps you don't want to have hiking boots too cramped.

Forest Heights II
Forest Heights II Posted: 7/7/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Great boot, however, there is no way this a EE boot unless your foot is 1/8" tall. Add more leather so you can put a foot in there! Danner EE is simply not accurate in all their boots. I live in PDX and have tried all the EE boots. Please fix this Danner!!!!!

Danner Chukka
Danner Chukka Posted: 7/6/15
Reviewer: Spencer atton from Floroda
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes, they fit like a glove and felt like moccasins. They are completely suitable for business casual at work and great for the weekends. I will definitely be buying these again once my current ones wear out.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" NMT Posted: 6/25/15
Reviewer: Sean from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I work in the meat and seafood department of a grocery store and the last pair of boots I had were great with slip and oil resistant but the tread didn't last long so that's why I figured I would try these boots. Well not only were they not comfortable but they were not slip and oil resistant. I almost fell multiple time at work. I never had a problem like this with my other boots.

Mountain Light Overton
Mountain Light Overton Posted: 6/9/15
Reviewer: Alex from NM
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I initially loved these boots. I needed good non-torquing soled light to moderate hiker. These fit great: no break in; not really EE, more D+; sized like a well made shoe (Clarks, Sebago in length); removable vented arches/heel cup; cushiony and supportive; rebuildable soles. After several light short hikes the Gore-tex liner started to slip forward, bunching above and below my feet at the toes. This caused blistering and pain. What a bummer! I returned them. Now I am looking for a new pair without the liner because other than the liner, the boots were awesome.

Kinetic 8
Kinetic 8" GTX Posted: 5/15/15
Reviewer: Peter Pavlovic from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very well made and fits perfectly. The only thing I did when I got them was instant replacement of the laces and I used 550 Paracord for a stronger lace.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" Posted: 5/12/15
Reviewer: Staci Lindus from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband loves these boots. He has many issues with his feet and ankles, and can wear these and his feet feel great. He works construction, so I would highly recommend these. I came back and bought them in black also. Well worth the money.

Danner Jack II
Danner Jack II Posted: 4/29/15
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I'm so bummed out. These just didn't work for me. I am a woman, 5'10" with a women's 10.5-ish size foot, so about a mens' 8-8.5. The 8.5 was far too big so I ordered the 8. The 8 fit. It was snug but the kind of snug where it just needed some breaking in, which I was willing to do. After a few wears the leather is definitely starting to break in and get softer, but what doesn't work, and is the reason I'm returning--the tongue of the boot isn't very wide, so it doesn't protect your ankle from the exposed rivet behind the speed laces at the top. So the metal rivets are digging into the bones of my ankle and is terribly painful. If the tongue were wider it might help with this issue, but it's too narrow. Also, the tongue slips and slides out of place after only a few steps and I am constantly having to stop, untie, reposition the tongue, and retie. Like every five minutes. I finally decided that as much as I love these boots and want them to work--it's just not worth the fuss. I am a wedding photographer and was hoping to wear these for long days on my feet. There's very little arch support though. I did try them with an insert which did help with that issue but I just feel like there's too many issues with the structure of this boot--I think I just need something else. Chippewa makes a style that is VERY similar to these--the "Service Boot." My construction worker boyfriend swears by his Chippewas so I think I might try those. Thank you Zappos for being so great and making the return process so simple. So bummed--it's a beautiful boot!

Mountain Pass
Mountain Pass Posted: 4/14/15
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I picked up the Mountain Pass as a lighter weight version of their full hiking boot (the Mountain Light). It has a thinner sole and a few other differences. I love the way they look, and while being kind of narrow they work for me. As a light hiker I think these succeed, but after a six mile hike on a lot of loose rocks, the bottoms of my feet really hurt. I will continue to wear these for a few more hikes and see what's what, but I'm likely to end up getting a pair of the Mountain Lights as well. As a light hiker these definitely work (I have probably 15 miles on average trails on them so far), but if you're in rocky conditions or for really long hikes, it might be worth looking at the Mountain Light's instead.

Danner Jack II
Danner Jack II Posted: 4/13/15
Reviewer: Brooklyn on your mind from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are beautifully constructed boots. I got the black and I love the matte finish. It looks like a handmade boot. It felt comfortable right out of the box. I put my premium blue Superfeet insoles inside and I have no problems. They do not have a removable insole, so I just put the insoles on top of the footbed quite easily. I plan to care for them with the same oil I used on my Red Wings which were so uncomfortable I decided to get these.

Mountain Pass
Mountain Pass Posted: 4/5/15
Reviewer: from NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very nice boots. I got 3 compliments the first day I wore them. They are light weight and easy to get on and off. I have been looking for a black boot that doesn't look like law enforcement wears to work in. Sizing is correct and I wear a medium or "D" width as the EE concerned me a little bit. They fit me fine with a regular sock. I recommend for sure.

Danner Jack II
Danner Jack II Posted: 4/3/15
Reviewer: Zach from Michigan
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Me: 6 foot 4" averaging 240 - 250 pounds. I bought these to wear to work and on the motorcycle. I'm impressed with these. The packaging and shipping was perfect and fast of course. The boots themselves are very well made. I have size 13 feet and these measure at the sole 4 and 3/4 wide outside, probably 4 1/4 inside. Inside they fit comfortably. These are thin sole (traditional) style boots so don't expect any real cushioning from them, though I have been working on packed concrete floors with thin carpet so I may be biased. As heavy as I am I really missed the cushioning of more modern construction right away. Take heed - if you're on your feet all day you will notice. My toe is about 1/2 inch from the end even though the rest of the boot fits well. Overall I like these. They look classy, wear well (given the above) and are very well made. In time I'm sure they'll fit as well as my 10 year old leather jungle boots. Currently it's a little tough to lace the top speedlace hook. No biggie. I like these very much. IMO price was a little high, but I expect to wear these for YEARS. Not quite as hardcore as your dad's old redwings but they will last. FYI the sole has tiny serrations and exposed stitches on the toe. That threw me. Not sure how durable that will be? I don't drag my toes... Either way - not a mud boot at all. These are just for the concrete jungle. Slippery in snow/ice. Considering the quality of the boot construction I'm wondering if the sole will wear out like a typical dress shoe and leave me looking for a resole. Time will tell.

Bull Run 6
Bull Run 6" Cristy Posted: 4/1/15
Reviewer: Lucas from Boston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are excellent boots that are built to last. Break in is a little rough due to the high quality of the leather. I suggest using mink oil on the leather (help soften it) and an extra pair of socks or mole skin. Once broken in they are a dream to wear, the vibram soles are very comfortable. Highly recommended if you have the patience to break them in properly.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" Posted: 3/26/15
Reviewer: George from NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great boots. I wear them to work every day on a golf course. Over the years I have tried many different brands of boots including the much more expensive ones. Typically I was getting 6 months out of a pair; these have lasted over two years now and are every bit as comfortable as any boot I've worn in this class. Thanks Danner!

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 3/26/15
Reviewer: Kara P from Northeast Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I usually wear a size 8 but I purchased a size 7.5 in these boots. They fit great! There's enough room for when I want to wear a thicker sock with them, but also fit very nicely with "normal" socks. Right now the leather is very stiff, but I can tell they're made exceptionally well. I can't wait to break them in and go on some hikes with my new Danners! Thank you, Zappos, for making my first Zappos buying experience a good one.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love them. At first I thought I would like the size 8 as I am a size 8.5 solid and Danner sizing says size down 1/2 size. Well tried both and 8 fit like a glove but realized after walking a lot the toe area may be scrunched/cramped. These are hard toe hiking boots and they will not be stretching out in the toe area ever. I ended up keeping size 8.5 my normal size after walking around in them in the house and talking to representatives including a Danner customer service girl who takes her normal size in these as well. Order regular size these are hiking boots not ballet flats and you should be able to wiggle your toes are put a thicker sock on without pain.

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