Not for me, but great shoe
I have always been a boot guy. I was in the Marines, and have been a mailman for 20 years, as well as a life long hiker so my feet have a lot of wear and tear. I have had several foot problems so I now understand I need the rugged sole a boot offers in the woods despite the weight penalty and other cons like the ability to dry quickly; however, as I get older, getting lighter is more and more appealing. I tried these hoping I could switch to trail runners for a more comfortable hike. I have now had them a few months and have put them to the test. Although I was able to complete some mild hikes, my feet felt beat up at the end, and I don't believe I could use these for an extended or difficult hike. I think this would have been the case regardless of brand/type of shoe, and it is not Danner's fault; it was just reinforced that I need a sturdy boot. I do see a Danner boot offered that's lighter and not waterproof like their other ones, so that might be the direction I go. I do like the Dinner craftsmanship and these shoes look sharp; I just have to limit my 2650's to walking the dog and trips to a park. On another note: I didn't like the sizing guide. I tried two different brands of shoes I own to try to figure out my Dinner size. One is 11 and one is twelve, and the guide just shot back that size for the 2650's, so that was no help; that being said, I find their sizing is a little big-maybe 1/2 size. Anyway, nice job, and I would buy again; unfortunately, they don't work for me on the more difficult hikes like I hoped, but I'm sure others would not encounter my problems. Anyway, that's my two cents-good job!