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- Made in US
- Synthetic sole
- Sturdy hiking boot featuring D-ring lacing and debossed logos at tongue/side
- Padded collar
- Fiber glass support shank
- Vibram Bifida rugged traction outsole
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Conquer the path from trailhead to summit in the Crater Rim hiking boot from Danner. Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. Abrasion-resistant rand. Deep, multi-directional lug pattern.
At Danner, they are craftsmen. They pay attention to details. They forgo quantity for quality, with the knowledge that the boots they craft are no better than the hands that create them.
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 14 x 14 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B007H621AW
- Item model number: Crater Rim 6" Brown GTX
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
Tread traction and durability
Keeps weed seeds out of the boot with sufficient length pants
Abrasion resistant rand
Upper lacing hooks
D-Ring hardware and lace-to-toe design
A little on the heavy side
Break in time takes a bit of time
The size and durability of the thread used to sow on the abrasion rand
The inside of the boot seems to be less durable than the exterior (see my pictures)
My opinion is that if you want to buy a quality boot you have to be willing to pay necessary cost; although, not all expensive products are a quality product. On the other hand, Danner’s Crater Rim boots are certainly worth the investment.
As with most boots, these are a little stiff out of the box. As noted above, it takes a bit to break-in the boots. Also, the six-inch shaft provides necessary comfort and ankle stability. Furthermore, it does not have a high arch like White’s Boots. Be sure to consider your foot width prior to purchasing the boots. Last, I should mention that these boots are somewhat uncomfortable while driving; this is a minor point.
The shaft of the boot is sufficient to provide excellent ankle support. As referred to above, it is also important to consider the width of your foot so that stability is given to the sides of your feet as well. You certainly do not want your foot to be too wide nor narrow.
The Vibram sole provides tread for a diverse range of walking/hiking. In addition, the hardness of the sole is a fair balance in order to encourage excellent traction across diverse terrain; it is not too hard nor too soft that would limit traction ability. Furthermore, the sole is hard enough to provide longevity. I should say that I did not wear these in many wintery day conditions; therefore, I cannot provide a sufficient review for these conditions.
Furthermore, I did not have any problems with the sole detaching from the boot, but I did have some of the tread detach from the sole after much use. A previous pair of Danner boots that I owned showed a compromise between the tread and the bottom of the boot; it was pealing away from the boot sole portion of the boot.
The weight of the boot is on the heavier side. Danner advertises the total weight of the boots at 58 oz. (3 lbs. 10 oz.) on their website. I did not find the weight of the boot to be a problem.
I have always been impressed with the water resistance of Danner boots. Apart from me not applying any leather treatment throughout the three-year life of these boots, they held up well.
A concern that I had with these boots prior to purchasing, as with all boots, is the boot body to sole relationship. I have worn a wide variety of books over the years and this has been the most problematic; meaning that most of the boot problems I have experienced was compromise that occurred either with the sole and/or the transition from boot to the sole.
Before purchasing this boot, I was a little skeptical about the way that the sole attached to the main portion of the boot with the abrasion rand sown onto the main body of the boot and the sole being glued. The 360-degree abrasion resistant rand and the thread used to sow it onto the boot held up except around the areas where the crease forms in the leather between the toes and foot.
It is important to point out some aspects of outlier durability observations. First, it should be noted that the toe durability is excellent. I walked through brush on countless occasions. Second, shoelace durability is a quirky detail that too many people overlook; all boots should come with laces that outlive the life of the boot, with exception to extreme cases. The bootlaces that come with these boots are outstanding; it takes a lot to cause them to fray. Also, I love the dark red color; they go well with this boot.
Other Odds and Ends
One concern prior to purchasing the boots was having sufficient shalt length on the boot in order to prevent grass seeds and debris from entering the inside of the boot. The main reason for this concern was the infamous Bromegrass in southern California. The seed from this annual grass is persistently annoying if it gets stuck in clothing especially socks. The seeds’ prickly nature is very irritating to the skin. Therefore, I did not want to get these in my socks while I was working. With proper pant length (pants that touch the midfoot) and the six-inch shaft of the boot, it provided sufficient protection for most debris including keeping the Bromegrass seeds out of my boots.
Also, the boot is very easy to put on at the beginning of the day and take off at the end of the day. Furthermore, inside the boot, the arch should be comfortable for most average shaped feet.
Last, these boots are not insulated; therefore, there is a bit of limitation among the seasons in which you can wear them.
Recommended Activities for Use
While I used these boots for work purposes, I did walk a lot in various outdoor settings and landscapes. Therefore, I would recommend these for outdoor activities that range from casual walking to significant length hikes. It could also be used for some types of hunting adventures and gardening around the house. I do not think this boot should be used for activity where most of the foot travel is on pavement or road/sidewalk surfaces.
The tread does like to trap crushed granite stones in the lugs from time to time and sticky mud sticks, but otherwise a great tread for hiking in most conditions.
Edit: January 2016 - Still wearing these everyday and for hiking as well. Started wearing them with People's Merino wool socks,Just clean and treat with leather conditioner every couple of months or as needed.
I love these boots!
I took them on ten days of hard hiking in Utah. Other than the weight of the boots and their clunky appearance These boots preformed 5 stars! They handled the weight of my pack and the rocky terrain
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