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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.

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

Have no fear - these boots are amazing. I read every review I could find before purchasing them, fully aware that the heel of the boot may cause me problems. I ordered true to my current shoe size (8.5) despite the fact that I sometimes wear 9 in running shoes. I did this because the leather will stretch and now that I have broken them in, they fit like a glove. Also, please keep in mind that these boots are a tad narrow, but even with wide feet like mine, they fit okay (just more snug than I am used to, but not painful). As for the potential heel rubbing, you can avoid blisters by purchasing either leather conditioner or saddle soap to work into the leather on the boot heel. Also, wear two pairs of socks for about a week to break the heel in. This may seem like a bit of work, but it is totally worth it. The conditioner will also keep the boots clean and soft. Just be sure to follow the directions and be mindful the dye of the leather may be rubbed out if you do not do it properly. My best advice is to purchase these boots (despite any reservations) and wear them INSIDE ONLY with two pairs of socks until you have guaranteed that they fit and are broken in. Wearing them outside will prevent you from returning them for a difference size if they don t work. You can search online for proper boot fit guidance, such as this website (http://www.sheplers.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=BootFitGuide). I have worn these boots all around town and on two day hikes so far. I plan on wearing them during my backpacking trip to Iceland and am confident they will perform well for a long time.

Striker Torrent GTX® 45
Striker Torrent GTX® 45 Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: Q from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm on my feet for majority of my work day carrying mail. I wanted something supportive, simple, and waterproof. We recently had about two inches of rain in my city, and my feet remained dry all day. I stepped through deep puddles and everything - dry feet. I've tried other boots that were 'waterproof', and ended up with wet feet, but these have held true- so far. They are pretty comfy and light. I thought I would need to break them in, but they were ready to go day one.

Mountain Light Overton
Mountain Light Overton Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: Matt from Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Spectacular boots. Comfortable, handsome, and built extraordinarily well. You get what you pay for.

Bull Run Christy ST
Bull Run Christy ST Posted: 2/24/15
Reviewer: Tony from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I always only wore Redwings until I tried these for budget reasons, I have definitely switched favorite to Danner for all possible reasons!

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 2/22/15
Reviewer: from Santa Clarita, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I got these boots because they looked awesome and I love the red laces, I got them and they are a little hard around the ankle but they will break in. The leather is amazing. I live in S. California and even though the weather is not cold and rough the boots are great and different. I already wore them in the rain and they did a great job.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 2/22/15
Reviewer: Kimberly from White Lake, MI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just like every other girl, I had to have these after seeing Wild. They remind me of the "Colorado" brand hiking boots I had back in the day. Danner really does need to reconsider how they cut the back ankle area of these boots, for that I knocked off a star. The back of the ankle is angled inward, making it cut into your achilles area. For some people, I can see how this will blister. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this area breaks in but I have a feeling it will always be a problem to some extent. Ordering a size larger is not the answer as the foot bed is plenty big for me. One solution might be that the put a padded area around the ankle covered in black like Timberlands? The laces could be designed to hold the tongue together around the front a little better as well. Aside from that, these are very sturdy boots that obviously will last me a long time. Great traction. Nice color. Very warm, it's nice that they are waterproof. They come off and on very easy, no struggling with getting them pulled off. I have been wearing them around the house and I can see how the heat of my feet is making them mold to my foot shape. I wear a size 7 and 'sometimes' get a 7.5, so I got these in a 7 and they fit perfectly. Nice space in the toes even with thick socks. I will be getting some moleskin like others have recommended for around the back of the ankle, but it's a bit ridiculous that I have to do that with a pair of hiking boots at this price. I'm not the only one complaining about this so come on Danner. If I didn't want these so bad due to wanting some different than every pair of dude looking Timberlands out there, I would send them back for the ankle issue.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 2/20/15
Reviewer: Stacey Strykowski from Santa Rosa, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best boots. Ever! Bought these in my normal size 8.5 and they fit perfectly. Wore them for the first time (out of box to foot) on a 2 hour hike and had absolutely no pain. No break in time needed. I also have higher arches and have had numb toes in every other pair of hiking boots I've ever owned. Not with these! Great grip on slick rocks. Totally waterproof. Amazing! Buy these boots!

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" Posted: 2/10/15
Reviewer: from Boulder, Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I really like these for light to moderate hiking. I usually wear a 9.5 M, so that's what I ordered. But they were too tight, so I returned them and got a 10 M. These fit well. Painless return process!. One more reason to do business with Zappos!

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" Posted: 2/10/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The boot is nicely constructed as Danners usually are, but I wear a 10.5 D in everything and this boot runs small about a half size. Order 1/2 size large for sure.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" Posted: 2/7/15
Reviewer: from North West NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have only had them for a couple of weeks, but they seem well constructed. They are comfortable, sturdy and breath well.

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