Danner Boots Review

Danner boots, who hasn’t heard of these highly mighty quality boots?
I sure as heck never heard of them when I first got them from Uncle Sam (30 plus years ago) and later with Blumenthal’s (LE agency gets their gear issued here). These two pairs that you see below are over 20 years old.


Yes, I know Danner has been around since 1932 from Portland, OR. Both of these pairs have some serious miles on them. One is a pair of Acadia and the other is, I think its the Fort Lewis, not sure. Danner, the name itself have earned the respect of outdoorsman and soldiers who have trod through various terrains.


My days of long walks are over, so these precious boots are only worn if it snows hard here in the Pacific Northwest. They are all leather with Gore-Tex insulated and Vibram Kletterlift outsole. Both of these boots are not lightweight, the Acadia boot is lighter than the Fort Lewis boot pictured above. (2-3 pounds).
Unfortunately, I have not the fortune to trying out the new hybrid hiking boots like the Trail 2650 Mid, which I think is a glimpse of the future. Hikers say its like putting on a pair of sneakers but with the waterproof-breathable GORE-TEX liner over a plush EVA midsole and the Vibram outsole for slick surface. There is no break-in at all.
For those that have an outdoor job in the construction or any sort of law enforcement functions. Danner obviously does have its place there. I won’t go into the work boots, but on my pair of Danner (Acadia), it was used for military and LE functions both indoor and outside.
For the comfort, it was fine to me since I’m used to the weight when compared to the lighter tactical boots out there. Durability, no issues here either.

Boot Specs
As I stated earlier in the previous paragraphs. Both of my Danner’s have Gore-Tex lining with flexible Vibram sole with double stitching on the outside. The only downside to my boots is that it is on the heavier weight than these newer hybrid hiking or tactical boots like Adidas GSG9’s. The break-in, well, depending on how much you plan on walking can be weeks or months. Your mileage and results will vary.

Without further adieu, here is our short list of some of the top Danner boots out on the market. This is a short list of hiking, hunting, and military/LE boots referred to us from fellow hikers and faithful Danner users.

  1. Danner Vital Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men – Brown $159.99

    A boot built to help hunters handle the unexpected, Danner Vital Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men keep you comfortable through changing weather, terrain, and more. Light, fast, and aggressive, the Vital combines abrasion resistant leather and textile uppers with Danner Dry waterproof/breathable linings for great protection in the field.
  2. Danner Trail 2650 Mid –$180.00

    A stellar, lightweight boot that thrives in the outdoors and makes any hike a walk in the park –
    From the base of California to the tip of Washington stretches 2,653 miles of some of the most pristine wildlife in America and is also the iconic hiking route known as the Pacific Crest Trail. As a lightweight, all-terrain hiking boot, Danner’s Trail 2650 boots pay homage to this historic trail and gives you the confidence and tools you need to tackle a beast like the PCT. Even if you settle for a few miles at a nearby park, the Trail 2650’s are made with a durable leather upper, plenty of cushion, and excellent traction to ensure you’re well-equipped for the outdoors.
  3. Danner Vertigo 917 $220.00

    Drawing on their decades of experience designing the best hiking boots around, Danner designed the Vertigo 917 with the urban explorer in mind. Outfitted with all the technical details that make Danner’s trail boots among the most popular but with a lightweight sole and twin gores for easy on and off, the Vertigo is ready for any urban or outdoor adventure you find yourself on.
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  5. Danner Sharptail GORE-TEX Hunting Boots for Men – Dark Brown $189.99

    These Danner waterproof boots are made of full-grain leather and nylon uppers, and 100% waterproof GORE-TEX liners to keep out moisture while remaining highly breathable. Removable Ortholite™ footbeds have open-cell polyurethane construction that allows air circulation.
  6. Danner Alsea 400 Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men – Brown $229.99

    Danner® Alsea 400 Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots are named for the hunting territory that covers mountain to valley to river to ocean. These waterproof boots are made of premium, full-grain leather uppers, durable water-repellent (DWR) nylon panels, and 100% waterproof GORE-TEX™ liners to keep out moisture.
  7. Danner Men’s 6″ Patrol Duty Boots –$239.99

    Perfect for the squad car or the chase. Features include 100% waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX®, Danner’s® stable stitchdown construction and Vibram® 1276 Sierra outsoles. Easy-to-polish full-grain leather/1,000-denier nylon uppers. Ht: 6″. Avg. wt: 4 lbs./pair.
  8. Danner Scorch 8′ Waterproof Side-Zip Tactical Duty Boots for Men – Black $149.99

    Lightweight leather and fabric uppers with die-cut panels – consistent air circulation Inspection-ready polishable toe Breathable mesh linings Danner Dry waterproof technology Speed lacing system Semi-locking side zipper – easy on/off Removable triple-density Ortholite footbeds Lightweight Plyolite midsoles Nylon shanks Slip-resistant Danner Scorch outsoles – stability control arch Tactical duty boot with lightweight and breathable design.
The Costs
Just a quick word on Danner boot costs – it is an investment. These are not cheap boots, they were made to last for years. Bear in mind Danner boots are one of the most versatile boots to have. They can be worn on the streets, up in the mountains and depending on the style (dress code policy) that you have they can even be worn in a corporate meeting.

Some Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where are Danner boots made?
    Handcrafted in Portland, OR
  • What is the best Danner work boot?
    If you are looking for the best Danner work boots, there are several popular options that can cover a wide variety of jobs. The Danner Quarry boot is their most popular work boot.
  • Do Danner boots run small?
    Danner boots fit true to size. One thing that is important to understand is that Danner uses the Brannock device to size their boots.
  • How long is Danner Boots warranty?
    365 days – The warranty period across the entire line of Danner footwear is 365 days.
  • How much does it cost to resole Danner boots?
    The cost of resoling your boots can range anywhere between (approximatelY0 $80 to $150 depending on the boot and the extent of labor that is required.
  • Can hiking boots be resoled?
    Resoling makes sense on many levels, not the least of which is keeping your favorite, broken-in boots alive. But a lot of people aren’t aware that these rubber-soled shoes, the modern molded and cemented boots, can be resurrected. … You send them your boots, they return them with a brand new sole.