Danner didn't get their chops building athletic shoes. They make boots. So when they decided to create a lightweight trainer, they took Danner's 80-plus years of experience and created a boot that acts like a shoe, not a shoe that acts like a boot. Recommend women select 1.5 to 2 full sizes down for correct fit.
Non-waterproof and breathable with abrasion-resistant toe cap for weight reduction
Speed lacing system for secure, enhanced fit
Cushioning, open-cell PU footbed
EVA cushioning and shock-absorbing midsole
Danner® Tachyon slip-resistant rubber outsole with low pentagonal lug pattern offers superior ground contact
Weight: 26 oz
I loved the previous model but these aren’t quite the same. Toe box is bigger and not as comfortable. Believe me I want to love them, why I got a second pair. Don’t get these for anything you need support for not what they are made for. Very light love the look of them and last pair very comfy. But for whatever reason just not as good. My apologies Danner.
The "liner" in the toe (top and sides) in the unlined boots seems to have too much material. When I first put my foot in the boots, especially the right boot, that extra material becomes a wrinkle that now sits on top of my right foot at about the area where the toes are connected to the foot. This is uncomfortable at best and I have to wiggle my foot as much as possible and slide it around slightly (there is not much "extra" room in my boots) while the boots are still untied and loose, to try to get that wrinkle smoothed out. It is generally alright after that. I need them for work, but I do not do much walking at work; just lots of standing. As such, I cannot comment on how comfortable they'd be on a long hike, but they are comfortable to stand it and to walk short distances. They are very, very lightweight - a characteristic which I do enjoy greatly.
I'm delighted. They're just what I wanted. They're very light and immediately comfortable. They didn't need any break-in period. I guess they can't break in, since the materials are all synthetic. It's quick and easy to tighten the upper laces with a single pull at the top. The insoles slip out easily. (I replaced mine with Superfeet.) The outsoles have good traction. The lower inch or so is waterproof. I can step in puddles an inch deep with no water getting in. On the other hand, sweat doesn't get out, so the bottom of my foot stays damp with sweat. The top of the foot and the ankle are flexible synthetic fabric, with not much ankle support. The fabric lets sweat air out but also lets water in immediately. When they get flooded, the water drains out through two screened eyelets at the instep. As I walk, each step pushes out a squirt of water through the eyelets. If I go walking in deep water, I plan to bring spare socks and swap wet for dry. All of the materials are non-porous, so the boots can be dried out pretty fast.
Mine were somewhat smaller than the stated size. I take a size 13 (euro 48) athletic shoe, but a size 14 (euro 49) medium width Tachyon.
I was actually really surprised on how dry my feet would stay and the fact that my feet would stay warm even after the rain and snow (I live in Washington State lol) I'm honestly impressed especially with how light and thin these boots are extremely impressive, I wear them for work (Security Forces) I will definitely get these boots again when my current ones wear down
I purchased these for tactical training a little over one year ago. They have far exceeded the shelf life of the previous pair of tac boots I owned (which were a common and popular brand of tac boot.) These boots are incredibly light but appropriately durable. They were designed with the tac guy/gal in mind!
Great boots. Got them along with some inserts for working long hours on hard floors. I have the same boots in coyote that I wear with my military uniform. Always great quality/comfort/durability from Danner
I'm on my third pair of these boots and will be buying a 4th. I work construction (sewer and water) and these are the best boots I've ever had. Super light, super comfortable, and priced great. I get a full season out of them (April through December) which is impressive because most guys in my field barely get a season out of full leather work boots. It's a wet, muddy, rough job that's hard on boots. My 2nd pair didn't last long but that's my own fault for torching in them and burning holes through them... DO NOT WELD OR TORCH IN THEM.
The outsoles are absolutely amazing. Never had boots that get this good of traction. Climbing out of trenches and up banks is significantly easier. I wish this rubber wedge sole was on the quarry boot.
I do also wish danner would offer this boot in a composite toe. If they would, it'd be the perfect boot and others in my company would buy them.
Again, super comfortable, and amazingly light weight, and for a nylon/leather boot it's surprisingly tough.
I really want to like these. The weight reduction is great. The comfort isn't. I have worn the for 2, 12 hour shifts and 1, 8 hour shift. So far I don't care for them. I am hoping for what I spent this is break in issues. I read the reviews and have noticed others say this and others say it doesn't get better. I at least still have my Arcadias to go back to. I wear a wide in the Arcadia size 12. I got a 13 in these because the 12 was too short but now wide in the 13 is too wide. I hope I get my money's worth out of these.
These boots had five stars don't know how way to narrow for my feet there super light I was hoping a good boot for work. The cloth probably were out quickly because it just seems very week wasted my money so I gave them away
I really like them, their light, cool, and they look good too, I'd like to have a sage green pair. I like all my Danner shoes. As for the length and width, Danner size 9 EE's have always worked for me, the size has always been consistent. Thank you Danner.
I have wide feet and the women’s sizes are too narrow for me. I wear a size 7 in women’s shoes. I got size 5 wide and they fit like a dream. I’ve had these boots for a few years and love them. I have the water proof for winter and reg for the dry months.
I ordered these while on sale. I was looking for a relatively "minimalist" boot for patrol as a police officer (looking for low drop, wide toe box, lightweight). These boots were a perfect match. They fit true to size. I often need to order wide width from companies like Salomon and Columbia for boots but these fit perfect it width - the toe box is wide to allow your toes to splay but fit perfect through the midfoot and heel. With the fit and lacing system of the boot, I believe they will fit a variety of widths. I have been wearing the same pair for 3 years on patrol and they still feel like a dream - extremely lightweight and comfortable. I had ordered a second pair a year ago, expecting my first pair to wear out, but they just won't quit. I just put new insoles in a few days ago and expect to get much much more life out of this 3 year old pair of boots. They take to polish really well (fortunately my dept. isn't big on the necessity of a polished toe so I can get away with 3 years worth of scuffs).
My pair is Goretex lined and I think that makes all the difference. I actually had ordered a third pair in Coyote (not gtx) and it felt like an entirely different boot. While the gtx boots feel like you're wearing a sock with a sole due to the soft gtx liner, the non-gtx boots felt rough on the inside. I actually exchanged my first non-gtx pair due to a hot spot at a seam over the pinky toe. I had ordered the Coyote pair for SWAT duties, but found that the difference in added weight for SWAT gear called for a boot with significantly more support than the Tachyon. While my feet/ankles are well adjusted to minimal shoe support from wearing minimalist shoes and can get through 12 hr patrol shifts like nothing with the Tachyon, my feet/ankles would be exhausted after only an hour or two in SWAT gear on hard surfaces. Be advised that they offer practically no ankle support and the sole is extremely flexible. The only issue on patrol arises when there is a need to stand around for a few hours on a scene or standing post. Great for overall comfort unless you're wearing an extra 60lbs of gear or staying on your feet on hard surfaces for extended bouts (4 hrs+ is about my limit in these).
While non-insulated, I haven't had issues wearing these boots in cold weather, as low as -10 degrees F. I wear thick wool socks and while my feet will absolutely get cold standing on macadam or in snow, I have found it to be bearable (cold feet usually don't bother me, however).
The gtx boots exceeded my expectations in comfort, being lightweight, and in durability/longevity. The non-gtx boots, however, lack the same comfort when there is no soft gtx liner, but all other positive aspects remain true. When you consider the price point, buying these boots is a no brainer. Especially with free shipping/free returns and various sales pop up all the time.
My 4-star rating is due to the fact that i would give the gtx-lined boots a 5-star rating but the non-gtx boots would only get a 3-star rating from me because they are just average. Gtx-lined are highly rrecomended even if you don't feel a need for waterproof boots.
Second pair and not my last, this style of boot is great for my work needs and the nature of my profession. No fancy air pockets or gadgets just a flat sole with a wide toe that looks uniform and functions like a tactical boot should.
I bought these boots a few years back. I've taken them on all my hiking trips, and a lot of daily activities as well. The first few weeks I had a hot spot around the crease on the front of the boot were the edge of the boot would stab into my foot a bit, but they broke in and since then have been comfortable. I took them to Iceland for a trip, and hiked up a few mountains while there. They have been very dependable, no issues to speak of. The medium felt a tad loose, but I have narrow feet for an 11.5. I added an insole, and that has helped.
Great and light boot, let me say again.. really light. These boys are made for the heat. On windy days I can actually feel the wind on my feet. I got 3 yrs left till retirement, let’s see how they hold up.