Made in the USA, the Super Rain Forest GTX boot is a great all-purpose work boot that gets the job done. Double-thick leather offers exceptional durability, and the GORE-TEX lining provides breathable waterproof protection. Stitchdown construction guarantees a wider platform for greater stability and support underfoot.
Well built boot made in the USA. The boot broke in well and is very comfortable. I am a Forester in New York and these boots will see a lot different terrain and weather conditions. Looking forward to using them. This is my second pair in the Forester boot line up and the first pair held up well.
Best boots I've ever owned. The type of work that I do most boots if your lucky last 6mo. With these Danner black rain forests I get over a year of wear, and still are water resistant. I've been wearing danner black rain forests for 15 years and I'll never change to another boot.
My last pair of Super Rain Forest hours lasted 7 years. I am an HVAC/R field service technician. I am hard on my boots and gear. I'm in my knees and toes daily and these boots hold up like steel. Looking forward to breaking in my new pair.
Following the recommendations, we applied boot conditioner and waterproofing. The break in period was about twenty hours.Now they move with me comfortably. As for use, I cannot say, because of the short time of possession ( two weeks ). As with the other many Danner products we own, we are pleased and impressed. Thank you for another GREAT AMERICAN BOOT !
I gave three stars because the left boot fits and feels great. However the right boot feels as if they made another left boot and forced to a right footed sole. They seem to be well made as far as materials. I will not however buy another set do to poor all around workmanship. It's a lot of money for one boot. The search will continue for a well crafted boot made to satisfy.
I ordered size 12-D. I've worn these boots for a couple weeks now. Very comfortable boot! They felt like they were already broken in from the moment I put them on. They are very warm and provide ample cushion with the removable insole. If you live in warmer climates or are prone to hot, sweaty feet, you may want to get boots without the insulation. The insulation isn't terribly thick, but I am used to unlined leather boots. The boots come in size D and EE, but I wish they came in a size C, as I wear size 12-C in other boots. I am very pleased with my purchase.
I originally purchased a pair of Quarry's from another retailer and they leaked water bad, socks were getting soaked right out of box. Contacted Danner and they had me send them back to determine warranty. They credited me the their cost of the boots, plus a little extra for 2 day shipping on a new pair. The credit was only to be used on their website. I ended up getting these super discounted on Black Friday sale instead of Quarry's and these are what I should have bought in the first place. As others have noted, they were very stiff when first wearing, but after a few weeks they are fitting great. They seem built very tough, have kept my feet dry through snow and light rain, and are warm. These are definitely narrower than the Quarry's and would suggest that anyone who thinks their foot is even slightly wide opt for the wide width. Love em' so far and hope they last several years. I work in HVAC and the toes of my boots tend to get scuffed crawling around in attics and crawl spaces, I'm hoping these will last longer than the last few brands I have tried.
great boot but at 400 dollars its pricey would give 5 stars if i could get it with the wedge soles whats up Danner? all those cheap boots from china why cant you make some usa stuff with diffrerent soles in black
These are great boots! I use them for work doing residential excavation. Good support and comfortable, even after a 12-14 hours day. My only complaint is I wish they would hold up better. After 9 months the are completely shot. They do hold up better than most other name brands I’ve tried. I will be getting another pair!
Good boot. I gave 4 out 5 stars because 5 would be perfect and these boots are not quite perfect, but very good, 4 and half stars would be more appropriate. My only complaint is the top of the boot is almost too big for my leg to get a good and snug fit. However, once the boots get broke in they quickly become very comfortable. Also, I recommend a good pair of socks, if your socks are highly worn and in reality are in need of being replaced, the boots will slip down the back of your ankles. Remember folks, these boots are not lightweight sneakers, if this happens to you, your socks are probably the problem. I was a little concerned about the boots being heavy and wearing my legs and feet out, but due to the good fit and being comfortable, that has not been an issue at all, they do not feel heavy, and I wear them all day. I haven't had to get out in the rain or mud yet, so I don't know the verdict on that case just yet, but that day will come.
Been using this model of Danners for rainforest conservation in Hawaii for over 15 years and they've been absolutely amazing. I've tried many top of the line class boots and these surpassed all the others for waterproofing and durability. We build miles of ungulate proof fence in very harsh conditions, so these boots take a beating! They should be classified as tools instead of boots...I'm Danners biggest fan and I've been lucky enough to have my employer buy these boots for me every year. Now that I've switched positions I will need to purchase these boots for myself and it's going to hurt my wallet, still worth it though lol!
Having gone through many boots, these are the only ones which have lasted longer than a year and a half. I've been wearing the same pair of Super Rain Forest boots for almost 10 years now. These boots have toughed it out through at least 100 miles of chip-seal, hundreds of miles of off-trail hiking in rocky terrains, more every day farm work than I can think of, and they're so tough that they even saved some of my toes from a chainsaw once. My feet stayed dry when trudging through swampy mud or wet snow. The outer sole is so firm that I was able to easily carve a foot path on a field of packed snow with a 70* incline. After getting a better insole for my high arches, I can walk 20 miles straight without any sore spots. I can work all day and my feet are all good in these boots.
Only now is the wear and tear really starting to show. The stitching has remained solid, but the sole is starting to split/ peel off just barely at the toe, and they aren't waterproof anymore. Admittedly, they're probably not waterproof because I've only conditioned the leather once during this whole time. And by the way, the leather is still strong.
Nine and a half years, probably a dozen shoelaces, countless hours in difficult terrain, and they're still perfectly usable and probably will be for another year or two.
Sadly, they're the best dang boot which I'll never be able to afford again in my life hahaha. But if you can afford to save up for the cost, they'll wind up paying for themselves.
I've worn many different brands of boots. I was referred to Danners by my father-in-law. he's worn them for work for thirty some odd years! So I trusted his opinion. first I purchased a pair of Bull Run Danners. look great and were very comfortable, but they were not great for the work I do and also w ore out extremely fast. Working outside in Seattle its a must you have waterproof footwear 9 months out of the year. Since I trust my pops and liked the comfort of the first Danners I purchased I got a second pair. This time I bought the Super Rain Forest Insulated. And I have to say now that I've worn these, I will NEVER wear any other boot again! SUPER SATIFIED!!!!!! Thanks Pops and Thnks Danner for this great work boot!
I adore these boots. I wear them for work everyday, Monday through Friday, sometimes Saturday and rarely Sunday. I've had them since April of 2016 and they're still great. They're comfortable, durable, easy to clean off, feel supportive. The heel and the tread has worn down considerably and the inside liner of my right boot is wearing through. It's PROBABLY time to get them serviced... or a new pair, I haven't decided. The waterproofing on them is amazing too. I couldn't believe it. I had a pair of Red Wings before these and I stepped in a puddle with those things and I was not happy. With the SRFB (Super Rain Forest Black), water just slipped off. My feet are generally very warm and these don't get too hot, with the correct sock. When it gets cold the heel is a little stiff and even louder. My only real complaint, it's much of a complaint... it's a very "loud" boot. My heels click when walking across a slab or a tiled hallway. Other than that, I love them.
For tracking in so much mud into the house. Yeah, this tread fills up with heavy soil and mud easily. I'll probably resole them eventually with something softer and less aggressive. If you want a boot to pound pavement, this ain't it!. Pretty hard rubber does click a bit on concrete but it's home on soft turf or in the woods. Because it's hard it does dig in well on snow and slippery inclines. I'm a landscaper so it's helpful but does dig up the turf when its wet. Ankle support is great and the quality of this boot seems very high. I don't know what others reviewer are used to but this leather is pretty soft and can scratch and gouge easily. I used obenaufs leather oil on them and besides smelling great made the leather less prone to wear. Break in was super easy, just get a thick pair of wool wigwams and it will be no problem. I usually go up a half size to wear wool socks.
These are kinda narrow up front, I'm wearing an EE and I measured as a D usually. I got these demo models for $100, And these are the best boots I've ever owned. I wish danner toe box was bigger and they came with better insoles, ( cheap dr. Sholl ultra cool insoles make these insanely comfy)but really excited that these great boots are still made in the USA.
These are my favorite kind of boot, I owe three pairs of danners, and there is no disappointment. The quality of the leather is full grain and very stiff and strong, it takes about a week or two to break them in, but once you break in they are very comfortable. I walk around the block and use them a round the hose before, they are ready for work, the breaking period is not hard at all, The triple stitched locks really though and super strong. They came with the vibram 132 Montagna outsole very durable and great stability, The insert is not the best, but I like to use my Montreal, or spenco inserts, they feel like tennis shoes. They tend to get a little hotter in the summer, but no problems for the winter. I Hope it helps and informs
Not really sure about a lot of the comments related to size, break in period, and soles. I ordered my usual size, an 11.5D. I did so with some trepidation but figured a size return is a size return. I don't have a local supplier. At first try on, (late in the day) there was a hint of a potential problem on the outside of my feet just below the big toe. i put them on and wore them in the house for an hour. It went away. Did the same thing the next morning and there were no issues. Wore them inside for 2 hours. No cramping, no numbness, no issues. Removed them, let'em set for four hours and did another test. No issues. Decided I was keeping them.
Next day lathered some obenaufs liquid, wiped it off after sitting in the window for sunlight since its was 20 degrees outside. I've now worn them for three solid 8+ hour days in abysmal cold weather with highs not reaching the low 20s. Traction has been fine.
I've even upgraded the insert to a thicker one and the composite toe doesn't get cold. I've had zero break-in problems, e.g. blisters, hot spots, heel slip, etc. They've stretched some and fit like a glove. I've got room for a thicker sock or a liner sock. Once it warms this week I will probably do another obenaufs and then its off to everyday slop in the utility construction world.
Solid boots, solid construction as of now, leather is thick and pliable, and everything is overbuilt. I buy USA made boots. These beat the chippewas at this point but they should since they are 50% more in cost.
Cons: The tongue is not tall enough, it just barely reaches the top eyelet. The kiltie does not always lay down in the laces inside the tongue so a bit some times creeps over. This can lead to a loosening of the laces as it moves. Finally, the lacing system is bit different. I've got it figured but there is a large gap between eyes and the first fast lace.
So I got a pair of these for my old army buddy back in 2011...so this jerk wears em one time and says they're too hot for him, takes them off and chucks them in the barn...fast forward to three days ago when he hands them back to me..caked with dirt, and full of grass clippings and water I might add...so I take them home, wash them up and treat them with obenaufs heavy LP..wore them to work this morning...and I know I will enjoy them for many years to come...on a side note, he prefers to wear 45 dollar slip Ons to work and back in July he jumped off the back of a truck and shattered his ankle and had to have 11 screws and a plate put in..been out of work for months...if only he had been wearing his danners..well, they're my danners now 😀
The only issue that I've consistently had is that the lace eyes don't last as long as the rest of the boot. Other than that, these are the best work boots I have ever used. I've been using danner boots over 20 years and these are by far my favorite.
i will eventually wear these boots for work. until then i like to wear my boots for a few months, to break them in, and get some casual use out of them. i believe these will be pretty good for work, oherwise i would not have spent the amount of money i did on them.
I use these everyday for work as a field service mechanic on heavy equipment, I never had any issues of water getting in my boots no matter the condition. Never lost traction with these boots, they are a little snug around the toe area but if I would get a EE I feel it would be too wide. I have had these boots for 4 years now and they are just now getting to the point that they would need to be recrafted. I would definitely buy another pair and recommend these to anyone who requires a boot that is expected to perform. They are comfortable even after 12+ hours of hard work.
Do not even hesitate, Buy Them!!! These are the best boots ever, the most comfortable after break-in you will ever have, the break-in took about a month. I have had Red Wings they are not even close to the quality or comfort of the Super Rain Forest. I'm on my feet all day in a Body Shop. I have the Bull Run for the weekends and out to dinner another amazing boot.
Very well made. Top grade leather. Great stiching! Takes awhile to break in due to the thick leather. They are heavy but, what do exspect due to all leather boot. I've had these now for about 3 months and are just now starting to get broke in. That is wearing them about 2hrs aday during the week and 12hrs Saterday/Sundays each day. Not going to say anything about price due to I think you get what you pay for. I usaully go threw a pair of Rockey wellingtons every other year at $150 a pair. Hopefully these will last me a long time with proper maintance.