I was searching for a quality work boot that was made in usa and i found it. i wore redwings for years until the quality seemed to diminish with every new pair. I tried thoroghgoods last year but they fell apart in less than a year. These danners seem to be a much higher quality shoe for way less than usa made redwings
No boot is better than Danner boots. I had a pair in the Army, and most recently i purchased thess for work. The break in is brutal, but just wear two pairs of socks and you'll be alright. I also used mink oil and applied with a blow dryer which really helped soften the leather to. These things are very comfotbale, like walking on clouds. I paired these with the danner airthotics, and my feet could not be happier. Take it from someone who has degenrative ankle arthritis.
I walk a lot. I actually enjoy walking, both in nature and in cities. In the USMC I learned to take care of my feet and appreciate proper foot wear. I have always demanded quality foot wear. Everything else is secondary. Most boots today have some kind of liner, Goretex or whatever. Liners are nice but wear out. Besides, boots with liners never really conform to your feet, at least not like leather only does. So I've been using a pair of DrMartins for the last 15years, but finally I have no choice but to get new boots. These have thicker leather than my old DrMartins, but actually dont weight a whole lot more, the soles on these are super light weight. Absolutely a pain to wear in, but to me that's a quality sign, it means real durable leather. Wear two pairs of thin socks, NOT COTTON, some quality technical/wool socks, and you'll be rewarded with the most comfortable boots that will take serious beatings. The wear-in time is pretty long, 3-4weeks. If my DrMartins lasted 15years, these will last me to my grave. Great boots. Oh, the size is right on, I'm a 10wide, and that's what I got. Perfect fit.