As we approached the design and development of an entirely new hunting boot, we kept one word in mind - endurance. We worked to build a boot that allows a hunter to hunt longer with less foot fatigue, hunt faster and quieter as they track their prey, and maintain the longevity and durability that we demand out of every product that bears the mark of Danner.
Oiled nubuck leather upper with lightweight, foam-backed 900 denier nylon Abrasion-resistant leather on high-wear areas GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining Thinsulate Ultra Insulation Lock and load lacing system: ghilles across the forefoot for secure fit and locking speed hooks for quick, quiet lacing Antimicrobial, open-cell PU footbed EVA cushioning and shock absorbing midsole Nylon shank Danner® Talon outsole offers lightweight, athletic performance on rugged terrain
Very comfortable out of the box and also on 5-10 mile walks while scouting in southwest Colorado. The first rain I hunted in resulted in soaking wet/ringing water out of my socks dampness. I though possibly the water wicked into the boots from my pants when walking through wet knee high grass (forgot gaiters). Two days later and after the boots had dried, we were snowed on. I remembered my gaiters this time so I thought no more wet feet. Wrong. Same as with the rain, totally soaking wet feet. Luckily I brought a pair of backup boots. I returned the boots to Danner, which they did replace. The second pair has yet to develop a leak in the two years I’ve worn them. I’ve worn them two weeks in Colorado in two years, and two whitetail seasons in Ohio (all tree stand hunting). With the limited use they’ve seen, some of the nylon eyelets on both boots have been cut in half by tightening the laces. I probably wouldn’t recommend nor purchase again. I believe there are much better boots in this price range.
Haven’t Wore them in the woods hunting yet but trying them on and just walking around from the store has been a good experience they feel good - size is per the add. like they will do the job! stay tune
These boots seemed okay at the store and on flat ground. The problem is that my normal size 12 was too small and I had to go to a 13 - no half size step at these sizes. I have used them on three outings where I am walking on steep terrain, and I cannot keep my foot from sliding around. I have tried pulling the lacing as tight as possible and it still does not support. The boots feel a little bulky and loose, which I attribute partially to the added size. I have done some brush beating hunting fields for birds, and they seem okay for this purpose, but I cannot use them for the mountain hunts unless I want sore and tired feet and ankles. Too bad they don’t have the half size step!