User Review: Danner Men's 453 GTX
Use: hikes, car-camping, backpacking
Break-in Period: 2 days
Price Paid: $147
I bought my first pair of hiking boots in 2007. This was the pair that I bought. I wasn't going to buy them, as I thought the comfort wasn't there. I was going to get some Columbia boots, don't recall the style, as they were cheaper than the Danners.
The sales girl told me that I would love the Danners 100 fold, within 2 weeks. She stated that they are the most comfortable hiking boots that they have in the store, and that I would regret buying the Columbia brand.
I made the purchase and never looked back. It took me 2 days of doubling socks to break them in, and that was at work. I have never had any issues with leaking, or discomfort. I have gone through rocky areas, wet areas and a wide range of temperatures, from 30 below zero, to 100+...
In a nutshell, best boots that I ever bought