Danner Expedition GTX
Comfortable boot for person with high arches. These…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $190
Comfortable boot for person with high arches.
- Ankle support
- Good fit
- Solid footbed
- Dye bleeds from new boots
These boots have been comfortable and appear to be durable after a few months of use on rough, rocky trails. Break-in time was minimal as these were reasonably soft right out of the box. I am not a hard core hiker but when I do hit the trails the terrain will generally be very rocky. I have experienced a bit more tendency for pressure on the ball of my foot than some boots but no blisters. New insoles might be in order to address this although the OEM insoles are not bad.
I am still undecided about the lacing system whether the eye rollers are useful or not. These boots are a bit difficult to custom lace for specific conditions and the top eye hooks are a bit close together despite the height of these boots being a bit more than others I have owned. The rollers do make tightening and loosening on the trail a quick bit of work, but not sure if the adjustments really hold. The rollers should extend lace life, though.
The biggest criticism is fact that the dye in the ankle leather bleeds from sweat the first few wearings. This changes the color of your sock to mahogany brown. Not a big deal, just a minor annoyance.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Built for avid hikers who journey well off the beaten path, the Expedition(TM) GTX(R) boot is a serious hiking boot that offers Danner's legendary durability and expert craftsmanship. Soft, nubuc leather and a padded collar offer comfort, an innovative roller lace system gives a secure fit, and GORE-TEX(R) lining provides breathable, waterproof protection. The aggressively lugged Vibram(R) outsole provides outstanding traction.
- Danner refers to the men's version
When you expect the unexpected on your next excursion, rely on the Gore-Tex lined Danner Men's Expedition GTX Hiking Boot to get you through. This heavy duty boot tackles the worst terrain without breaking a sweat. The tough Aggressive Vibram soles provides durable traction on hard rock, deep mud and light snow while the Gore-Tex insert keeps you foot dry and comfortable. Lace up with the quick and easy Roller Lace system, which runs all the way to your toes for a precise, comfortable fit. The Expedition GTX Hiking Boot's scuff-proof toe cap protects the boot while you push through think brush and scramble through boulder fields.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version