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Tramline
Tramline Posted: 7/28/14
Reviewer: James from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great shoes, and my second pair of Danners. Personally, I enjoy shoes with a wide toe box, Stan Smiths by Adidas are my all time favorite shoe; but these ones may just give them a run for their money. My first pair of Danners were their Crater Rim hiking shoe, which I was a 9.5EE. When I received these I noticed a slightly larger amount of heal slip than I was used to in my Crater Rims, and being a resident of Portland, I promptly went down to the local Danner factory store and they told me that for most people the Tramline runs about a 1/2 size large, so instead of a 9.5EE I needed a 9EE. No problem, luckily Zappos is best and I chose a good company to find the perfect fit for a shoe that will last.

Bull Run 6
Bull Run 6" Cristy Posted: 7/9/14
Reviewer: from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have had these boots for about 6 weeks now. I work and stand on concrete 8-10 hours a day I do not have one problem with sore feet now. These boots also offer really great breathability, I typically have very hot feet in boots (with lining) and these with no lining have been great. The only problem I had was breaking in the heel top portion of the boot (both boots) where the leather is folded over for the top of the boot. This area really rubbed the back of my leg. All I did for about 4 weeks was wear lambskin tape. After about 4 weeks of break in I did not have any problems. The leather really softens up. I would recommend these boots to someone who stands all day and works in a warm/hot environment.

Bull Run 6
Bull Run 6" Cristy Posted: 6/25/14
Reviewer: Larry belluscio from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Good boots. The eyelets on my first pair had some ragged edges that ripped through about four pairs of laces. I do concrete work and they are great summer boots. No insulation to heat your feet up. Im on my second pair now with no complaints. I plan on buying them again.

Rain Forest™ 8
Rain Forest™ 8" Posted: 6/16/14
Reviewer: from Wyoming
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I think I'd love this boot after adding a 3/4 insert for arch support and a little break-in. For me, It's narrow across the ball of my foot, but I'm a little wide there anyway. Perfect boot for backcountry workers in the northwest.

Mountain Light™ II
Mountain Light™ II Posted: 6/11/14
Reviewer: johnnyjohnny from lake balboa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Such a cool boot! Top notch, high end, hence the price...does not feel uncomfortable as far as I could tell even though I put them on right out of the box (Danner recommends rubbing some lexol over the leather to soften them a bit as they do need a break-in period)...despite the need for a break-in period that even Danner states, these were very nice straight upon getting...they are supposed to mold to your foot like a glove over time so I guess it will even get better. As for looks, really the reason I got them, they are like something out of a Bond movie, or the Eiger Sanction...very cool with a classic 40s/50s old school design. However, I'm not just a poser, I do use urban hiking boots for long photo treks (I'm a photographer) in either the city (hard pavement) or elsewhere...these are so high end and with such great, wide ground stability due to the large gripper sole, I feel very safe paying attention to my photos rather than worrying about tripping...and they have very good shock absorption too...right out the box. Just no comparison to less expensive brands, though I can understand paying less if you don't have the bucks...but if you can swing it, these not only are more than worth it, they should last for decades (according to many reviews, and how the quality looks to me). Plus you can get them resoled by Danner when the time comes. Also, made in the USA and made out of 1 piece of leather on the top, so much more durable, not having all those seams all over the place. A total winner!

Underpass Overlook
Underpass Overlook Posted: 6/5/14
Reviewer: Randall Rupp from Swanton, Vermont
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are lighter than they look or than one would expect. They are comfortable from the first time you put them on. They do run a bit large. I ordered a 10.5 size but could have easily used a size 10. After using these shoes for a week, I ordered two pair of the higher top shoes and another pair of the underpass shoes for my son. All of the Danner shoes have been terrific. I haven't worn other shoes since receiving these.

Viscious GTX® 4
Viscious GTX® 4" Posted: 5/13/14
Reviewer: from Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Laces up nicely. So far it has been very comfortable. Took a couple of days to break in. So far there is nothing to complain about. Might be just a little bigger in size than actually size you buy. The forefoot is comfortable, even when squatting on the ball do your foot. They feel tough and seem like the will hold up for a long time.

Forest Heights
Forest Heights Posted: 5/9/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Been trying to love Danners. But my feet aren't made for them. These boots are amazingly made, but are very narrow considering they are EE width.

Forest Heights
Forest Heights Posted: 4/9/14
Reviewer: from Alameda, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

What can I say, it's Made in America, and the craftsmanship was top notch! Can't say yet for the comfort as I'm still trying to break these shoes in; it does fit true to size and was pretty snug for EE width, especially near the metatarsal area. Other than that I'm pretty happy with the purchase, it does feel it would last a long time.

Quarry USA
Quarry USA Posted: 4/2/14
Reviewer: Doug from Alaska
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Been wearing these for a week now and love more every day. Harder to break in than the Chinese version but seems that's due to a better leather. I like to put polish on my boots and these take polish much better than the Quarry 3.0 I have worn in the past. I miss the padded ankle of the 3.0 but overall these seem to be a better boot by far.

Tramline
Tramline Posted: 2/17/14
Reviewer: from TEXAS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Everything on the internet says size down a half size, I didn't, but you should. There is a slight slip in the heel (which will probably go away with break in) and room to move my foot side to side. If that bothers you, size down a half size, probably. There is no sort of arch support, the boot actually seems to be made with very little support so that you can put in your own arch and cushion/ liner, which is what I did. I don't feel there is a huge break in period, minus the slight slip in the heel, which I expect with most boots at first. The boot is a bit heavier than common shoes, if you're used to wearing gym shoes it'll bother you at first, but if you're a boot wearer it won't be noticeable. Only the heel and tongue is leather lined, the rest is a cloth that might protect the foot and keep it dry. Maybe. I don't plan to use them actually hiking or doing great walking so I'm not your person to talk to, but after wearing them about ten times I can say they are probably best for every day wear and city walking. Has a low height about chukka height, but the colors are accurately reflected on the Danner and the Zappos website. I would never recommend this style to my friends, because they're unique looking and I want to keep that style for myself, but I would recommend Danner causal boots to friends and enemies.

Viscious GTX® 4
Viscious GTX® 4" Posted: 2/17/14
Reviewer: alfred defalco from Washington State
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Extremely well built hardy boot. I have a slightly larger L foot and very uncomfortable large toe pinch, possibly due to a more narrow toe box in these boots!

Mountain Light™ II
Mountain Light™ II Posted: 2/14/14
Reviewer: Randy Faul from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had these boots for several years now and still going strong. They are almost ready for a re-sole now after being worn nearly every day. The only "complaint" I have is that they are very stiff when new so I wore them every other day for a couple of weeks before they had conformed to my feet. After that they provided good protection from sticks, rocks etc. while hiking. The build is superior and it seems like the uppers will last forever. I rate comfort as good, getting better with use, as they aren't tennis shoes. They offer great protection from the elements though. They are totally waterproof, even standing in shallow water. I would recommend these boots to anyone wanting high quality of build and materials that will last a long time. I liked them enough to buy them for my sons.

Viscious GTX® 4
Viscious GTX® 4" Posted: 2/13/14
Reviewer: Edward O'Donnell from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

After the first couple days. My feet are completely dry and warm along with a pair of wool socks. This winter has been rougher for us in Philly. In the snow they have been awesome. The break in period maybe a little longer then desired. Great boot. I'm a Keen person, first Danner purchase, and I'll be looking at them more often now. Although I picked them up at a lower price than what they are now. Woot for me!

Striker Torrent GTX® 45
Striker Torrent GTX® 45 Posted: 2/12/14
Reviewer: Fred Schmidt from chicago
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These have a great, comfortable fit with no break-in needed. They are very well made. The stiff sole works great for me. They are waterproof and not too heavy. They are not super stylish- they looks like cop's shoes.

Striker Torrent GTX® 45
Striker Torrent GTX® 45 Posted: 1/29/14
Reviewer: jay hoffman from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

A sturdy shoe and would have kept it but it is not a D width very tight in toe. I'm a true 12 D and this is not 12 D.

Mountain Light™ II
Mountain Light™ II Posted: 1/19/14
Reviewer: Jason from charlotte, nc
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

After the painful break in process, these boots should hold up for many years. Don't expect to be able to wear these on a regular basis until you've broken them in. It took me a month and some very bad blisters on my Achilles heel. Comfort rating based on post break-in.

Mountain Light™ II
Mountain Light™ II Posted: 1/9/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These are the best looking and most uncomfortable boots that I have ever owned, the design looks great but the folded leather on top of your foot is so uncomfortable that they are unwearable.

Underpass Overlook
Underpass Overlook Posted: 1/5/14
Reviewer: Akos Szilvasi from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The Underpass Overlook is like a Brooks bicycle seat : you need to break it Afterwards it is a superb winter walking shoe. Not too hot inside and reasonably warm for long winter walks. Excellent leather quality. I like the 1950s ski booth look. The Danner shoes run half to one size larger. One of my Danner is 11 and this one is 11.5 while all other shoes of mine are size 12. Do not order them from Danner directly. Their web site is positively dysfunctional and they just got hacked into it losing all credit card numbers.

Mountain Trail
Mountain Trail Posted: 12/16/13
Reviewer: Geoffrey Brown from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are amazing boots. Danner is incredible. I couldn't find them locally in San Francisco, so I opted to buy them here, which was a bit of a risk for me considering how boot sizes can vary by manufacturer. Here's the short story: I have size 13 feet. I bought size 13 Danner's and I probably should have gotten a 12.5. They work great though, but I need thinker socks and high-arch insoles. Once broken in (treat them first! Seriously.) they fit great. Highly recommended. They are heavy boots though so do keep that in mind when considering how you best want to use them.

Mountain Trail
Mountain Trail Posted: 12/16/13
Reviewer: Geoffrey Brown from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are amazing boots. Danner is incredible. I couldn't find them locally in San Francisco, so I opted to buy them here, which was a bit of a risk for me considering how boot sizes can vary by manufacturer. Here's the short story: I have size 13 feet. I bought size 13 Danner's and I probably should have gotten a 12.5. They work great though, but I need thinker socks and high-arch insoles. Once broken in (treat them first! Seriously.) they fit great. Highly recommended. They are heavy boots though so do keep that in mind when considering how you best want to use them.

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