User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Materials: leather with gore-tex liner
Use: LIGHT trail hikes, around camp
Break-in Period: none
Weight: way too heavy for their use
Price Paid: $210
These boots are what they are. Nothing more than an overpriced LIGHT hiking boot. The design is average at best. The way the tongue folds causes the leather to bunch uncomfortably on top of the foot. The leather is extremely soft out of the box and after just a little wear has almost no structure left to it. If you have anything other than a flat foot you'll need a pair of good insoles because these boots offer little to no arch support.
Finally, the vibram outsole is very thin and soft. it's like trying to hike in tennis shoes. Even with a good insole you'll feel every rock you step on.
If you plan on doing anything other than light trail walks without a pack, buy something else. I'm not sure how different the newest model of these boots has changed from the time of the older reviews. I bought these boots based on my reading of this site's reviews and a few others. Buyer beware.