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Posted: 8/30/2005 11:27:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 11:32:35 AM EDT by Epsilon]
How many Danner fans do we have here?

Ive tried alot of boots over the years but Danner has been the best to me!

My favorite model

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:28:58 AM EDT
Yup. Danner owns.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:34:57 AM EDT
I am seriously considering purchasing a pair of Fort Lewis boots. I am wondering if the Danners are really worth the extra $50 or so over the equivalent Materhorn boots.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 11:46:13 AM EDT
It was time for some new safety shoes at work, so I got a pair of Striker GTX w/ side zip and composite safety toe for a grand total of $15. Not a bad deal in my book. I quit wearing my new ballance entirely in favor of my Danners. 6 months and no complaints.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:19:46 PM EDT
I have five pairs of Danners. I have a pair of Explorers, Patrol, Blackhawk II and two sets of the now-discontinued Edgewood GTX oxfords.

Danners are great. I used to hike in Timberlands until they fell apart on me after two 10-day backpacking trips. The Timberlands were expensive ($180) but they don't hold up as well as Danners.

Several tips:

1. Danners tend to run "narrow" to some people. To me, they are "short" in the toe box. By this, I mean the vertical distance inside the toe box is a bit less than other manufacturers. Depending on your feet, this may or may not be a problem. If you can, try before you buy. If you run into problems, Danner sells low-profile insoles that can remedy the issues.

2. Danners are a bit heavier than other boots. I am referring to their standard stitch-down boots, not the Stryker or Terra Force boots. To me, I like having the extra stability. I backpack with heavy loads for long trips so I need the support. If you're a casual dayhiker you may feel that the Danner boots are relatively heavy. Choose the right model for your application!

3. Danners offer a lot of Gore-Tex models. I like Gore-Tex because I go hiking/camping in wet environments. In fact, the last 10-day assault into Glacier National Park, I encountered snow in late June. The price you pay for Gore-Tex is that your boot will not breathe as well as an unlined boot. Your call on this one.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:28:49 PM EDT
I wear a pair of Danner GTX 8"........

They fit great and have been wearing well.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:48:20 PM EDT
I have four pairs and looking to get another.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:30:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
How many Danner fans do we have here?

Ive tried alot of boots over the years but Danner has been the best to me!

My favorite model


I've had a pair just like this for about 10 years and use them for hunting in the mountains & elsewhere. They are great to walk in. The only problem I've had with them is that after about 8 years a couple of the eyelets popped out, but that can be expected after that many years of use.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:47:25 PM EDT

Anybody else fans of the Fort Lewis model?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:50:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 4:54:30 PM EDT
anybody else????
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