Reviewed by Doc from Humboldt County, Ca. on Saturday, September 6, 2014
Just as an aside, Danner is now owned by Redwing and the boots are made in Salt Lake City, Utah. They're not the Portland, Oregon, company we all came to know and love anymore. I can remember the days when you had to send Danner a traced outline of your foot to order boots.
Reviewed by susurrus from North Dakota on Friday, April 18, 2014
I bought these boots in a 1/2 size larger because of narrow width complaints from other reviewers, but I had to re-order because they were too long. Correct size is definitely narrow, mainly in the mid-foot/arch, but I wanted a tight boot so I wore them uncomfortably for 2 days and they've now broke in just fine (for clarification, I have a somewhat wide foot and a low arch).
My main complaint is that the boots are very flimsy. Walking on sidehills was almost as bad as walking on a sidehill in sandals because the ankle of the boot has very little/no support. These are definitely not a hiking boot, and will not be the best for my kind of hunting in the fall. Also, there is some padding in the back of the boot that is sewn in with a seam 1/4" above the sole at the heel of the boot. That is the worst spot for a seam, and I had to duct tape my heels; we'll see if that continues now that the width has stretched out a bit.
On a positive note, these boots are light an sleek with good soles and leather. I was looking for a taller boot to keep dust and debris out of my socks, but wanted something that fit like a light hiking boot (i.e. not clunky), and these are 1/2-way what I was looking for. For work boots or for slower-paced spot-and-stalk bowhunting, I plan on using these boots because they're light, quiet, and keep debris out.
Reviewed by ztwoods from Minnesota on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I usually wear a normal width shoe but after reading the reviews I ordered EE. The boots were a little tight at first but after a few miles they broke in nicely. If you order make sure you order the a wider boot than you normally would.