Featuring a Bi-Fit board that integrates the midsole, lasting board and shank into a single form, Danner was able to reduce weight while maintaining the durability that is synonymous with Danner. Built on a more athletic last, the Stalwart relies on Danner's hand-crafted, stitchdown construction to uphold its strength and stability while a full-length, removable footbed provides the comfort needed for long hours in service.
GORE-TEX waterpoof, breathable lining
Speed lacing system for secure, enhanced fit
8" all-leather side-zip option
Cushioning PU footbed
Bi-Fit stability board for underfoot comfort, reduced weight and added forefoot flex
Handcrafted, stitchdown construction for strength and stability
Vibram® Kletterlift Light oil-and-slip-resistant outsole with low lugs for urban environments and Vibram® TC4T compound for added durability
Weight: 56 oz
The Danner Stalwart boots I ordered are the most uncomfortable boots I have ever worn, to the point I believe it may be a defective product issue. The footbed is comfortable, the boots look good, but once I lace them up, they're uncomfortable. Standing in them is painful and walking in them is unbearable. When walking, they feel comfortable to the foot that is forward in the stride, but I can't take my weight off of the rear foot fast enough, it's that uncomfortable.
My prior Danner boots, similar to the Acadia, were fantastic, even to the point that I had them recrafted, and they were still wonderful.
This pair of Stalwart boots seemed like they would be perfect: all leather, Gore-tex, side-zip, recraftable, Vibram sole. They seemed Acadia-like, but updated, partially redone to reduce weight and updated. Win-win, right? Wrong! The angle at which the shaft and the footbed meet is just plain wrong. The shaft angles back so much that while I'm standing in place, the front of the boot digs into my shins, the leather on each side of the tongue is creasing and looks horrible. It's almost as if the front of the boot needs an accordion hinge just so it could compress enough for me to be able to stand upright! Walking in them reminds me of trying to run in hard-shell ski boots. From the 80s!
The one time these boots are comfortable is if I'm sitting in a vehicle with my feet relaxing out in front of me, pushing on the accelerator. If I let off of the gas, the boot again is pressing into the front of my shin. The only other time is if I have the boots laced up so loosely that they offer no ankle support and I feel as if I will just step out of them. I've had slippers that fit more securely than how loosely these must be in order to not cause me pain.
I gave them 2 stars, because while they are 1-star for me, the quality, stitching, fit, finish, etc all seem very good. Would I dare to buy another pair of Stalwarts? Not unless I'm at their factory store and walk around in them 1st!
I'm returning these. Do I dare try another pair of a different model of Danners? I haven't decided yet. Maybe I'll head to Portland before I decide.
The boots are excellent and the high quality I expect for Danner. The only downside is that I have had multiple Danner boots in the past in size 8, bit these run lager than them. Working 24 hour shifts boot become uncomfortable. Would get a 1/2 size smaller next time I order. Danner is still the only work boot I would wear, love them.
So far, I am very disappointed. The leather and materials for these boots seem to be low grade, and nothing like I have seen from Danner before. The right boot is squeaking so bad, you can hear me coming down the hallway. Feels like these do not live up to the Danner quality I was expecting and have encountered in the past. Especially with the price tag that came with these...
Purchased these boots at the end of March 2018 and wore them for the first time in the middle of May. At first they were very comfortable and fit great. When they broke in they feel like they have lost a lot of their support, but over all they still fit and perform fine. The sole on the other hand is where the problem is. In 8 months the sole has been completely worn down to nothing in most places. These have not held up to the standards that I have grown to know from Danner boots. With the problems with the sole I will be hard pressed to ever buy another pair of danner boots in fear that they will do the same in a short amount of time. I have friends that have the same pair of danner a for 10+ years and have only had them resoled 1 or 2 times. Just a flaw in this boot possibly but I won’t take the chance again.
They are very comfortable for now let's see how durable they are on a long way and water resistant they are tha what as customers looking for u make more comet later if I get wat I need you going to have a good customer for good and my voice ronning to oder co work and company they I work for keep make good boots lethers and lite way not heavy att j.Garcia
I have had these about a month now. I was worried they would need some time to brake in but was surprised they did not. They were so comfortable right out of the box I wore them the next day to work. I drive a semi in Michigan and am in water, snow and slop 12 to 14 hours a day and my feet have been dry. I would buy these boots again no problems.
Another excellent pair of Danners for me. They are slightly wide for my foot but my feet are narrow. A little room but quickly molded to my foot and extremely comfortable. I am able to wear with thick socks so although they are uninsulated, I am winter warm. I am very happy with the craftmanship and the style.
The overall quality comfort is quite good. When I ordered this boot I did not know is was imported. As I prefer to purchase U.S.A sourced products. Especially Danner branded boots. The quality speaks of this boot speaks for it'self. I would like to the side zipper be built into the Arcadia and Fort Lewis boots as well.