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Acadia® 8
Acadia® 8" Posted: 11/20/14
Reviewer: Noah from Woodland, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I first tried these boots in my size, and they just didn't fit right (to big/sloppy width, and heel slipped up and down, among other things). I returned them to the amazing Zappos. Then I went down a half size, and they fit like a glove. I love that they are Made in the USA, and put together beautifully. Talk to me in 10+ years, I may still have these boots on my feet. Worth every hard-earned penny.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 11/13/14
Reviewer: hiker from USA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I originally bought these a half size smaller than I normally wear. The toe box was cramped and way too small. I sent them back and ordered my normal size and the fit was perfect. These boots take time to break in, so be prepared. I wore mine for 15-20 minutes a day once a day for a week. The second week, I did two rounds of 15/20 minutes. By week three, I was wearing them for a half a day. Invest in some moleskin for your achilles area, while you are breaking them in. Don't overdo it, or your feet will hate you for it. Tighten them up good, especially at the ankle. If you are going to buy these boots, also invest in some good wool hiking socks.

Acadia® 8
Acadia® 8" Posted: 11/11/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The absolute best work boot. Unfortunately for Zappos you can resole these boots, so I haven't needed a new pair. I'm on my fourth set of soles. Like the Energizer bunny, these things keep going, and going, and going.

Acadia® 8
Acadia® 8" Posted: 11/6/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Wider than I thought for my narrow feet, but the correct length. A bit tight around the end of my toes, but no big deal. Presses near toes, no big deal again. My heel slips up and down to much in the couple of pairs of Danner boots I have tried. The other reason for return is when I have the boots on, it feels like I have a high heel shoe on, meaning it's like my heel is raised. Very nice anti-microbial (or similar) heel inserts included. I guess I am too used to sneakers. I really wanted these to work. Beautifully made, they unfortunately just don't work for me.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 11/5/14
Reviewer: from Nashville, TN
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The boots are beautiful. The Achilles area is a big problem however. They actually broke the skin the first time I wore them out of the house. I loved the look so much that I took a hammer to the top back in hopes of expediting the break is process. While it helped, the pain is still a problem even with socks.

Mountain Light Cascade
Mountain Light Cascade Posted: 11/4/14
Reviewer: from new york, ny
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I only just received these and I know that they supposedly have a long break in period, so this is only a preliminary review. The boots are beautiful and beautifully constructed. Nice and thick leather all around, the lining also appears to be very high quality. I don't think that anyone could suggest otherwise. Where I think some people might run into problems is with the fit. I normally wear a size 9 women's and ordered a 9, which seemed too big (I had heel slippage right away just wearing the boots at home), so I exchanged them for an 8.5. The 8.5 seems good lengthwise but the toe area is very cramped, to the point that my toes and the balls of my feet tingle. This is probably because they aren't getting much circulation (not good). However, I am going to roll the dice with Danner and keep these boots in the hopes that they break in as promised and the toe area expands to accommodate my toes. The most painful part of the break in process so far has been the achilles. Just from wearing them at home for about an hour my achilles was already in pain. I suggest protecting your achilles with extra layers of socks until the boots break in. Am curious to know what others think of these boots. They are new to the market and almost no reviews out there yet.

Bull Run Christy
Bull Run Christy Posted: 10/27/14
Reviewer: Tony from NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are awesome. I don't use them for work because they are too nice. I wear them with some good jeans and a flannel. They are just a good looking comfortable boot.

Forest Heights
Forest Heights Posted: 10/7/14
Reviewer: Doug K. from Brooklyn
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great boots, but the description is wrong in that these are NOT lined. It reads "smooth leather lining provides a comfortable next-to-skin feel," but there is no lining.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" NMT Posted: 10/3/14
Reviewer: Emma Peel from Sultan, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these for my husband and he absolutely loves them. They are super comfortable and his feet are dry on a fall day on a Washington construction site. He tried on a lot of boots before these and these were perfect. We bought the medium width because that is all that they had and I was nervous because he wears wide Timberland boots but he said they were the perfect width and the toebox is perfect.

Vicious 4.5
Vicious 4.5" NMT Posted: 9/29/14
Reviewer: from rocky mountains
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these for my son who loves to hike above our house where it is quite steep and rocky. He loves these. He says they are comfy, grip the rocks, and are not too heavy like his other hiking boots. Also, they are waterproof which is great cause he goes rain or shine.

Danner Light Woodlawn
Danner Light Woodlawn Posted: 9/23/14
Reviewer: Scott from Fresno, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot! I love Danner! I have two other pairs of Danner Acadia's and love them too I still wear all three for different occasions. Best boots ever! I got these for when I'm in the office and don't need a big boot like the Acadia. They are VERY comfortable with a lot of cushion- I have back pain and these boots actually help me feel better. The only thing is that they don't have a removable insert - so if you use an insert or orthotics, you can't with these because it will be too tight. They do come with an 'air-thotic' which is okay. I wear orthoditcs in my other shoes so I was worried at first, but I actually don t need them in these boots at all. I m fine just the way they are. All in all, I love them! I'll never by any other brand - I'm wearing Danner for Life!

Forest Heights Piedmont
Forest Heights Piedmont Posted: 8/21/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe construction! Excellent fit - I usually wear an 8D in boots and 8 1/2 D or E in athletic shoes. 8D in this Danner boot fit perfect. Leather is a little stiff, but is high quality - and will break in well. It is well structured, not a huge amount of arch support - but has a substantial heel counter, which controls foot movement very well even if you require arch support. My only complaint is the sewed in fabric liner, sort of flips forward when I insert my foot. I can easily flip it back when my foot is in the shoe, but it is kind of a pain. Still I would rate this boot very high, and on par at this price point.

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.

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.

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