Danner didn't get their chops building athletic shoes. They make boots. So when Danner 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.
GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable lining and polishable toe
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: 35 oz
I work in the public safety field. I work 8-12 hour shifts 6 days a week. I’m posted in a large hospital. That means I walk and stand all shift long. No matter how long I stand or walk, my feet never tiered out. These shoes are the best pair of shoes I have ever bought for work. Definitely recommend these shoes to my fellow Officers. Also, these shoes are truly waterproof. It took me a week to break in these shoes. Great quality.
I bought these boots some time ago and have loved them in my role as a law enforcement officer. I used these as a city police officer and a starte trooper, working on the freeway. I submerged the boots in running water to my ankles to test the Gore-Tex and I'm pleased to say they kept my feet nice and dry. The boots are super light, very comfortable, very easy to run in, and really easy to wear all day. More recently they've been great to stand in for hours while being yeld at by an angry mob. They also take a polish really well. I really can't complain about these boots at all except for one small thing they squeak.
The left boot started squeaking about six months after regular use and the right boot started squeaking a couple months after that. I suspect it has something to do with air getting in between the Rubber Sole and the midsole. I don't hear these boots squeak in the dirt, mainly just on hard surfaces such as concrete.
I would give these boots 5 stars right now if Danner could get that fixed. Im giving these three stars because squeaking can be a real safety issue.
Other than that, they're basically a water proof running shoe. They work real well in the summer where i usually see about 105 Fahrenheit. They do get a little warm in direct sunlight, but what can you expect from black boots. I love the boots, but they squeak, and that can mess with the element of surprise.
I love these boots. On my second pair now. I wore out the soles on my old pair but are still waterproof. The only complaint I have is the sole starts to squeak on the inside of the sole once they’re worn. I wear a wide boot so I get the wide or EE. I hope they continue these boots because I’ll continue to buy them.
I got these boots as a recommendation and at first I really enjoyed how light weight and comfortable they are. I work inside a jail and after my 12 hour shift my feet didn't hurt, nor were they sore. However after 6 months of wearing them the seams started to tear. It has now been 8 months and I have to get a new pair because the seams have ripped open and both have shoes have started to squeak. I have had many different brands before going with Danner and I do not plan to ever by another pair.
Dear Danners: I'm a prior Marine and had been using Danners for 10 years of military service. Even though the boot that I was using was the coyote usmc hot EGA, and not this specific law enforcement type but due to my new job as a security guard I thought I would give them a try. But when I got out from my job which is security guard for a hospital and to prevent from bringing them in my house where hospital germs may contaminate the inside. I decided it to leave them outside where I live in Southern California the boot shrink from the inside making it impossible to wear comfortable.
I love these boots. Even though they are men’s boots, they fit and feel great. They are waterproof and way lighter then my Acadia boots. I also have the non waterproof version. These are so light and comfortable I can wear them for my 12 hour shift with no issues and can run in them as well. I will definitely buy again.
My second pair of Tachyons - love them. The sizing comparisons on the website were right on. I needed more toe room and these are just right. i have been in law enforcement for 27 years and some sort of Danners have been on my feet nearly the whole time.
I've had these for about three weeks now and they've already performed greatly in snow / rain / dirt / mud / dust. I've also given them a run for their money and responding to incidents and they are light weight and have great traction control. Love these Boots Thanks Danner for always out doing yourselves.
They are very light-weight and feel more like a sneaker. Good shine, but a bit hard to get a mirror out of them though. They run very narrow to the point where, after my shift, my outer toes are bruised and uncomfortable from being cramped up. The length is perfect, it’s just the width of the toe box. And no, I don’t have “wide” feet.
I was initially skeptical buying these boots. Reviews stated that they were flimsy, chintzy, and fell apart withing months of heavy use. But, I figured that Danner's customer service is aces, so might as well give it a run. I purchased my Tachyons in early 2018 (April, I believe). I was blown away by how comfortable they were and how light they felt. I have worn them almost every day for two years and enjoyed these boots immensely. As an EMS provider, they're a fast on/fast off kind of boot, as advertised. I can lace these boots up to a comfortable fit in a few seconds. They have proven to be extremely durable. I have one spot on my boot where I cut it on a brake pedal but otherwise the leather has held up extremely well with less-than-regular conditioning. I found these boots to be spacious enough to accommodate an insert. I did not find that I needed one, but you may. There is very little in the way of sole to these boots. They are light, but you notice when you step on hard objects. I am sure a nail or dirty needle would pierce the sole but, as of yet, I have not had a problem. The treads have held up well. I expected them to wear out quicker, seeing as they're made out of a very soft rubber/PVC, but they still hold traction (sort of. See below). I forget that I'm wearing boots, sometimes. They provide excellent ankle support when laced tightly and the waterproofing on the GTX model is exceptional.
All that good stuff being said, I do have a few gripes. The cloth tongue is wearing through at the time of this review (again, almost 2 years later.) I gripe because I would continue to wear these boots if the tongue was not beginning to give up, I would not be shopping for a new pair of boots. These have served marvelously. It's simply aggravating to have a good pair of boots be retired so soon because of the cloth failing. Please note that this is the only location on the boot that has worn through in any capacity.
Second, despite being GTX lined, these puppies are COLD. I work in an environment that sees temperature swings from freezing to blazing hot in the span of a few hours. This boot handles temperatures from hot to around 32 degrees well with the appropriate sock choice. I have never been too hot with these boots. If you work in a cold environment, however, you may want to consider a different boot. Even with thick wool socks, winters are not pleasant in these boots. At one point I was working outside in 10 degree weather (Fahrenheit, in case you wondered). It was brutal. Fortunately, I stay warm and my trips outside were usually no more than about fifteen minutes at a maximum. But cold puddles would chill my feet to the point I thought that I had gotten water in my boot. (Again, dry as a bone, but I was so cold I wondered if I had.)
My final gripe is that these boots are not as slip resistant as I would have hoped. They do fine on blacktop, unfinished concrete, dirt, mud, slop, grass and most other terrain even when wet. Most hospital/linoleum floors are fine as long as you're not sprinting and turning on a dime. But ice, wet polished concreted, and wet stainless steel are the death of them. I have to exercise a fair amount of caution to walk in icy/snowy conditions, and walking inside with snow stuck to my boots is a continuous series of dexterity checks to make sure I don't bust my butt on the floor.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend these boots to any first responder. You'll never feel weighed down or uncomfortable, you'll be able to get in and out of them easily, and you'll certainly be pleased with how dry your feet stay. It's a fair price for an excellent boot. If you work in a hot or dry environment, I would say that these may be your best bet yet. Great job, Danner. Now, can you make a pair of heavy boots this comfy?