Designed for speed and constructed for stability, the G3 is built on Danner's lightest and most versatile TFX platform, the Danner TFX-8. Lined in waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX for comfort and protection from the elements. The Desert TFX G3 also features a durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 Denier nylon. The Vibram Striker Torrent outsole is designed with a pentagonal pivot point lug pattern for grip in all directions.
Meets AR 670-1 (Army) and AFI 36-2903 (Air Force) requirements for optional wear
Durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 denier nylon
GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining
Variable lacing system with lace garage for customizable fit
Danner® TFX-8 platform with cross-stitch design offers added durability and stability in the lateral toe and medial heel pivot zones
Vibram® Striker® Torrent oil-and-slip-resistant 360° low pentagonal lugged outsole offers grip in all directions with a flex notch design in key pivot areas and a more rugged outer lug pattern which sheds water and provides maximum surface contact
Weight: 51 oz
I owned the Rivots for years, and they were my favorite boots I've ever had. Since they were unavailable, and I couldn't get them redone, I needed to find something else. I've owned a lot of Danners over the years, and I've learned they don't all fit the same. I literally ordered 3 pair in different sizes to compare. They seem to run narrow on me...probably why I liked the Rivots. I chose the wider longer pair, and took them to work. No real break-in period. I did notice the rub mark that others were talking about. I just adjusted the laces, and made sure everything was folded flat before lacing them up. I have put some miles on these, and so far so good. PLEASE bring back the Rivots!
I have been using Danner combat boots since my ninth month with the Kentucky Army National Guard. I originally purchased my first pair under advisement of a friend who was a Ranger with 3rd BAT out of Fort Benning, GA, and had just joined Joint Support Operations' Recon Team with KYARNG. I was to do the train-up for recon myself, and he said he had been using the boots during his time with the Rangers, and it would be the boot to use in order to save my ankles during train-up. I started wearing the boots, and purchased a 2nd pair for my deployment to Africa. I never looked back.
Due to the change in color requirements to coyote, and that it was time for a new pair, I purchased the Dessert TFX earlier this month. I was happy that the boot was an exact fit, provided the arch support that I needed, and that it was extremely comfortable, BUT my right ankle has suffered somewhat 80% of the time from a fold in the tongue right at the top of the ankle, towards the inside of the ankle bone. I have to take my multi-tool every day and push the tongue towards the inside of my ankle so it sets correctly. Perhaps this will correct itself over time; perhaps it's a defect. I don't know, but am calling Danner today.
If it wasn't for this "one" flaw I would give the boot 4 1/2 stars, but it's impossible with the star rating. It would not get a five because it takes too long to lace up the boots. The lace design is EXCELLENT for providing strong foot and ankle support, but if you are in a hurry to lace-up GOOD LUCK!
Other than that, I will be staying with Danner, because I currently have 11 years of experience wearing them.
Great boot and fit. Comfortable, flexible, and lighter weight than expected. Break in occurred within days in an office environment. No issues with the seams or tongue. My assessment is those that have issues with the leather bunching and bending at the ankles are not allowing time for break in before deciding to return. Lace them up snug, adjust the thick goretex tongue around the shin properly, and give a few days (situation dependent) for break in and you will find these are excellent boots. Excited to see how long the comfort and durability lasts.
OMG these boots are Awesome! I read most of the reviews, both positive and negative. I was very worried about all the negative comments. I did not have any of the issues associated with the negative reviews, quite the opposite. These are incredibly comfortable boots, absolutely run true to size, I'm always hard to fit, normally wear 12EE or 13R in normal shoes/boots. I got Danner 12W, they fit perfect. The fit and finish are highest quality, I re-laced per my preference, I did Not experience "pinching" at all around the ankles, in any boot lace configuration. Great Boot!
Excellent quality and durability! It’s comforting knowing a company such as danner listens to customers demands and surpasses expectations. Truly In a league of their own when it comes to toe-box comfort, overall lightweight, breathability, and construction. I have been a huge proponent of danner boots from my first pair. It pays to spend the extra couple of bucks for something that lasts.
I've owned TRXs since 2011. The pair I bought in 2011 felt already broke in out of the box. At some point around 2015-17 you guys changed the sizing and at the same size I wore in 2011 was now too small, but the size up was too loose. Finally you got the sizing right, but you changed something in the boot laces that if you actually use the middle outside cinch it pushes the eyelets into your ankle bones on both boots. It's hard and painful on the bone. I've rubbed holes in my ankle bones already. In addition, as a military boot that elastic stuff on the tongue needs to be removed. It will get tore up stomping through the brush. Stop changing this boot and go back to the 2011-12 version. It felt like a tennis shoe and fit like a glove. This is like getting a new baseball mitt that just doesn't quite fit and has a stitch drilling into your knuckle.
Not bad, but not great by any means. This is not a fast or nimble boot. More of an every day for service use, or for use during winter months if you need added protection against the elements. I would recommend this boot for civilian use on extended easy/moderate trail- But wear the boot inside for a week before you commit to it.
Size is true. Interior membrane seams are in a very poor location. The Gore-Tex membrane only has one or two seams and floats in the boot.. which contributes to boot bite right at the top & sides of ankle (seam location) so expect to skip some eyelets, and pass over the heel lock. Expect to wear thick socks for break in.. which will last about two weeks if you commit to them.
I'm about 75% confident with these after break in and will take them to extended training operations during the winter months with my Lowas & Rockies for backup. The boots still feel like they are fighting my feet, but if they settle in, they should work fine.
Have been using this style boot for 10 years, earlier models were sand colored. When you figure out what size works best, they are like wearing "Nikes" compared to "issue boots". Found that they work well in all climates, with wool socks in winter. The toe wears pretty fast on abrasive floors. Sizing seems to be good for length, but I had to order wider to not feel overly compressed. Soles are pretty good, but wish they lasted as long as the uppers. I have worn out 4 pairs of soles, and the uppers still look very good. Just makes me cringe to discard them.
The foot bed is very comfortable but the upper lacing area has too much material which causes it to bunch up around the crease area made when walking. This creates a hot spot where it rubs on the ankle bone. Also the lacing system is too complicated. There is no “speed lacing” feature that is beneficial in a tactical boot.
Well constructed boot. I normally wear an 11 wide but these definitely run small. Returned for a quick refund. Went to Cabela's to try pairs on but they were no longer in stock. Sad day😩 My son has a pair and loves them, but he was able to try them on at Cabelas when they were in stock a couple months earlier.
They hold up very nicely. After days in the Mission Mountain Wilderness Area, they preformed well. The Gor-tex can be overwhelmed and your feet will soak. However, the boot didn’t require relacing and gave no blisters even after 10 miles and several creek crossings. Would recommend.
the fit is AMAZING. must be, I'm guessing, due to the lining and incredible lacing system. the leather and denier combo is extremely durable, and the boot is really light weight. the sole is also very good ... BUT I'm concerned about durability. I use these boots for some pretty heavy duty landscaping. Every time I drive a shovel into the earth with my foot, I'm hoping it doesn't cut into the outsole. similarly, when I'm stomping on a giant brush pile, I'm hoping the sole doesn't get pierced by a stray branch sticking out. that said, I still can't justify giving these boots less than a 5 star rating, esp considering the price.
This is the second pair I have owned, light weight and comfortable. I have a wide foot and they are snug but not overly tight. Happy with the price and style and quality, and had them in less than a week. I am on my feet all day on concrete and they feel fine, good product.
This is pair number 2 of the Gtx line. I also have another pair I forget what line they are but I won’t buy another boot. If you guys had a dress boot I’d buy those too! They are light! They comfortable! And you can wear them with short socks and not have chafing! Hands down best boot!!!
This is my 3rd pair of TFX with gortex. I will never go to any other boot. Break in period is about a day but I skip two loops near my ankles. they used to run the sizes perfectly but the last 2 pairs I needed a wide boot. I want to try the winter gortex next