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Hanwag Dakota Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

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About Hanwag Dakota Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. Versatility is the middle name of Hanwag's Dakota Gore-Tex® hiking boots. Supportive, flexible and completely waterproof, they perform like champs whether it's a week-long backpacking trek or a short hike over mild terrain.


Specs about Hanwag Dakota Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof (All),Non-Insulated,Waterproof (Gore-Tex®)
  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Upper: Nubuck and mesh
  • Lining: Textile
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber
  • Height: 7"
  • Weight (pair): 3 lb. 6 oz.
  • Made in Germany or Europe
  • Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide


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4.550000 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 40 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by JasonK from Philly on Monday, November 26, 2012
TL;DR: I would pick these over the Asolo Fugitives with no regrets.

I bought a pair of these and a pair of Asolo's at the same time so this review will compare the two pairs of boots. The main benefit that the Asolo's have over this pair of Hanwags is that the Asolos have better stylings. The ... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Justin from Indiana on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    I'm a field biologist and have used these boots the last three years in OR, TX, and IN, with conditions ranging from muck to gravel to sand to dense vegetation to nearly open water. I've not experienced any leaks (although I believe there is one developing now) nor tears, and the sole is still solid with decent treadlife remaining. They are incredibly stiff soled and quite tall for standard hiking boots, which results in exceptional ankle support. The one flaw may be that these are too stiff and not meant for 8+ straight hours of walking on hard surfaces, such as dried clay and stone.

    I'd buy another pair any day, especially at the discount prices here.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by sarge from new york on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    This would have been pair #4 of Hanwag, except I returned them because the maker listed the sizing wrong. They said US 10.5 EUR 44 which makes them a US size 10. My other pair of Dakota, which I wear, says US 10.5 EUR 45, my other Dakota says US 10 EUR 44.5. The Pair I returned were stated as US 10.5.
  • Reviewed by Stan from Tennessee on Thursday, February 5, 2015
    First, the sizes are really off. I had to return the first pair and order another...but the size was still a 1/2 size too large. But i didnt want to go through the hassle of another return so i just wore them. After about 1 month of wear the sole began pulling apart from the leather in the toe area. And it was not from abuse. I have been gentle on these boots. I've also been very patient to do this review wanting to give the boots about a year of use.
    Sizing: I ordered a size 10, but the boots are really an 11 (US)

    I have always bought the Asolo FSN 95 and will be going back to that boot.

    The laces can be difficult to lace up also. The Asolo will lace up quickly, but these are clumsy and difficult to get that one lace holder. These Hanwag boots are comfortable is you can get the right size. They will keep your feet dry, even after months of wear. But because of the short time that the sole separation began and the sizing issues...i'm giving them 1 star.

    I'll go back to the Asolo that fits like a glove from day 1 and I usually get about 2 years of wear out of them.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jim from Denver on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    I'm giving these boots a lukewarm 4----they didn't seem like hiking/trekking boots, because they felt "puffy" and large, like snow boots, so I returned them. When I got these, I also ordered AKU Tetons (from Sierra) which I am ecstatic about (see my review of those boots if you want more insight into my hiking style and size requirements).
  • Reviewed by Blueberry Benjamin from Orange, VT on Monday, December 22, 2014
    I was excited to get this pair of boots in the mail. They appeared well made and were plenty heavy. However, after only 3 wears a rivet broke. I tried calling and e-mailing Hanwag to no avail. I finally had to break down and pay for the repairs myself, despite them supposedly offering a 1 year warranty. The catch is that they make it beyond difficult to get in touch with customer service, either by phone or e-mail, so you'll eventually just pay for the repair yourself. These were pretty shoddy and the customer service that I finally did get in touch with refused to make it right and offered me a coupon for their store, which is way overpriced to begin with. I will never buy another product from this company.

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “Has anyone had success with the soles/bottoms of these loosening up over time?

    They are super stiff for me even with quality padded inserts and socks. I like them a lot but the feel a bit too stiff for my needs even after a couple weeks of breaking them in.”
    Asked by Ebars from NH on 12/12/2014 2:35:05 PM
  • “I'm looking for a winter hiking boot but am not sold on something insulated as my feet fire off serious heat on my ascents. Given thick merino socks, would these do ok in snowy, windy, 0-20F temps if I'm mostly active? Environment would be NH 4k mountains. Thanks.”
    Asked by Ebars from NH on 11/15/2014 3:19:45 PM
  • “I am looking at these and thinking of getting me a pair. But I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they are good for riding a bike as well. I bike a lot of trails and at times have to get off and hike some , would like something in this line of boot. I do some hiking now but it is not easy in tennis shoes. Thank you. ”
    Asked by James trek from Ontario on 4/21/2014 7:05:53 PM
    • This is a hard question to answer. My bike riding days are in the past. I will address the question this way. The Hanwag Dakota boot is extremely
      .comfortable right from the start. They are not heavy or cumbersome, not too stiff, but very supportive and protective They are a big boot. Don't
      mistake them for something light weight and flimsy. However, they do not inhibit my movement. I can walk out in my pasture. Climb onto my backhoe.
      Turn quickly, and go into the kitchen and cook some eggs. And not feel uncomfortable. But would you have a good tactile relationship with the bike
      pedal, I don't know. Give it a try. STP offers them at an exceptional price. Good luck!
      Answered on 4/21/2014 8:16:22 PM by Billygoat42 from North state California
    • Boots are good medium duty hiking boots. They will protect your feet. Need to watch out for deep lugs getting hung up on pedals. If you are doing way more riding than walking I would think about other options. They are great for hiking.
      Answered on 4/21/2014 8:17:30 PM by Oregon tree farmer from Oregon
    • These boots have a shank. Essentially the bottom of the foot is lashed by the laces to a relatively stiff sole. This type of boot helps prevent sprained ankles when hiking on uneven terrain, like rocks. Also they have a waterproof liner.I don't know how this would work out for riding a bike.
      Answered on 4/21/2014 11:18:03 PM by bobcat_pass from billings, mt
    • the sole is quite thick so you may have to adjust your toe clip. otherwise they are a stiff enough boot to lend well to bike riding
      Answered on 4/22/2014 5:13:45 PM by deer shed hunter from wisconsin
  • “Hi, the size, as it indicated as UK, is in US or UK? Because it says the original size is in UK and auto converted to US but none of those A's mentioned this point.”
    Asked by HW from Unknown on 10/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The sizes displayed are UK, if you hover your mouse over or click on the sizes the relevant US shoe size will appear in parentheses. I.E. UK Sizes Available:6 (US: Size 7)
      Answered on 11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
  • “Are the sizes listed US or UK sizes?”
    Asked by sboada from Unknown on 9/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The sizes displayed are UK, if you hover your mouse over or click on the sizes the relevant US shoe size will appear in parentheses.|I.E. UK Sizes Available:6 (US: Size 7)
      Answered on 10/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown

About Hanwag

Named after its intrepid founder Hans Wagner, Hanwag has been making superior hiking boots and footwear in Bavaria for more than 90 years. Coming from a family of shoemakers, Hans began his bootmaking career in Munich in 1919 and opened his first workshop in Vierkirchen in 1921. Today, many Hanwag boot models are still crafted in Vierkirchen, with additional manufacturing facilities locates in Hungary and Croatia. In 2011, Hanwag celebrated its 90th anniversary. When you need rugged, extremely well-made footwear to conquer the great outdoors, Hanwag boots are always an excellent choice.