By incorporating top-of-the-line materials like GORE-TEX and Vibram with a weight-saving platform, we made our tough, versatile work boot feel like the kind of boot you want to put on at the end of a long day. This new last is designed to cup your heel for a secure fit while offering a little more room in the toe box to accommodate feet that are carrying heavy loads. It also comes with a dual-density EVA midsole for extra shock absorption and comfort. The oil- and slip-resistant outsole has a low profile 90-degree heel making it versatile enough for indoor and outdoor work. For really tough jobs it has an abrasion-resistant heel cap, an all-leather upper, a non-metallic safety toe, floating metatarsal guard and a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX liner.
Durable waterproof leather upper with abrasion-resistant heel cap
GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining
Cushioning PU footbed
Dual-density EVA cushioning and shock absorbing midsole offers added durability on the outside edges with cushioning on the inside for more comfort and support underfoot
Surprisingly comfortable. I’ve worn Vicious boots for 6 years now, but this is my first pair of metatarsal boots and they are surprisingly comfortable. I did have to go a size larger to get a correct fit but otherwise they feel great and look good. The primary difference I’ve noticed is my feet feel more firmly captured in the metatarsal boots compared to the standard Vicious. There is also a bit less flexibility in the boot when getting them on and off. I have three plates in my right foot now because I didn’t have the metatarsal guard back in January. I’m looking forward to having the additional protection between me and my draft horses going forward for those days when I’m not paying enough attention to where my feet are. Every little bit of protection helps and I can attest to the fact that having three broken metatarsals really sucks!
When box arrived at my house, I was shocked at how light the box was. I’ve worn the boots every day now for two weeks! They have the comfort I expect only from Danner. The next test is how much life I will get out of them. So far so good!
I can honestly say these are the most comfortable boots I've ever had the pleasure of wearing for work. I've worn Wolverine, Redwing, Carolina, and others...Danner has figured out the perfect balance for a boot. They are light, flexible, and reasonably durable. If they don't last a full year it's still well worth the comfort they gave me. My last pair of boots were Wolverine, who are known for instant comfortability, but they were giving me dramatic pains in my heels. After a week on these Danner boots the pain is gone. The met guard in the Wolverine pair were plastic and stiff, not so in these boots. They were a tad stiff the first 2 days, but broke in perfectly after that. I cannot recommend these boots enough, especially if your company requires a met guard protection like mine does. I regret not buying these boots sooner
Nice shoe comfortable, the metatarsal guard works as I have already dropped stuff on my feet that I know would have hurt much worse. Only thing is the leather on the toe is soft and peeled back from bumping into things on jobsites
After 2 weeks of wearing these, I am happy with my purchase so far. Fit is true to size and they are comfortable right out of the box. Build quality seems to be great and water-proofing has been effective. Time will tell how long they will last, but with the 1 year guarantee, I am not overly concerned. Would like to see this in a taller boot style, but with MET guards, choices are always limited.
Awesome boots! Light weight, no break in time. My feet thank you! It's nice to have companies that cater to those of us that have to where safety toe with met gard and spend long hours on our feet! Thank you very much!
This is my 3rd pr. (in 2 1/2 years). Comfortable right out of the box, great protection (I manage a 27 acre forest on the Olympic Peninsula), and dry all day long, no matter how wet it is outside, this is my go-to everyday footwear.
Theses boots are great. I'm glad Danner finally have boots with met guards. I've had Danner for a long time and had to go another route when they didn't offer the met guards when our company required them. Really enjoying my new boots! Thanks, Pat
Upon Delivery, I have been wearing these boots in the house. They conform to my foot very well. The one and only complaint I have is the metatarsal part of the boot needs to be more flexible. I am having some discomfort on my insteps. Otherwise very well made boot. Perhaps they need a longer break in period.
I work in the aerospace industry manufacturing super alloy turbine blades for aircraft and we are required to wear footwear with Metatarsal Guards. I'm on my feet for pretty much my entire work day on the production floor as a metal cell operator. I waited for months for the release of these boots because I always wanted to try out a pair of Danner boots and these were the very first MetGuard boots offered by Danner. I was not disappointed to say the least! From the moment you unbox them you immediately realize the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into developing these beautiful boots. They were absolutely true to size when I put them on and within just a few steps I knew that I had an amazing boot to add to my collection of Mets. They fit so perfectly and are incredibly comfortable. The toe box has plenty of room and the metatarsal guard is incorporated in such a way that you can't feel it all. The craziest thing though is how incredibly lightweight they are! I have never worn a legitimate work boot with a Metguard that didn't feel somewhat clunky and cumbersome. They are streamlined to the point that you feel like you're wearing some Air Jordans but with the added functionality and safety of of a mining boot! I've been wearing them for over 2 months now and I'm still over the moon with these boots. I've convinced at least a dozen of my coworkers to buy them and they're smitten as well. They're super comfortable, the Gore Tex lining keeps your feet cool and dry, they flex exactly as your foot does from day 1 so there's literally no break in period but the icing on the cake is the way they look, they are stylish, sleek, and modern while also maintaining just enough rugged attitude to turn heads and make you say "wowww" every single time you lace 'em up. I think that's why they're called VICIOUS... Thank you Danner
Love this boot. I have a very physical job delivering food, going up and down my truck ramp all day. I researched the best boot for my type of work and this seemed like a great fit. It is lightweight which I need because I'm constantly running. It's I very durable and the heal is reinforced for climbing ramps while carrying loads. It is slip resistant which is perfect because I'm often in the kitchen of greasy restaurants. The only thing I'm noticing negative is the steel toe is poking my foot slightly. Not enough where it hurts or injures me, but it's there. However that may be due to me not getting double wide. I ordered regular wide, next time I will order double and that might take care of the problem. One more thing, I read that the Danner Vicious is built to support the knees when climbing or lifting. This sold me because I have had work boots in the past that hurt my knees, but with the Vicious I have no knee problems. Overall a great quality tough pair of boots that was designed to benefit the hard working manual labor guy like me.