User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Price Paid: $260
Typical Danner quality, and they look like a million bucks.
I normally wear a 9R for dress and "tennis" shoes, and normally go a half size bigger for boots. I went with the 9.5W after reading that the boots run narrow.
I could have got away with getting 9.5R instead of the 9.5W, but they still fit just fine. I have to wear thick socks, but that is just as well. They do stretch after break-in.
These are "Old School" boots and will tear your feet up the first 25 miles or so, my heels were fried until mile 22, then they broke in perfectly. If you are looking for comfort right out of the box, then look elsewhere, these are traditional hikers...and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Crossed many streams, and just got back from the snow. They worked perfectly. I also like that they are a "low" cut boot, so you don't get all that shin pressure from "taller" boots. As to ankle support, they have plenty, and I pack heavy (40-50 pounds).
I waited to write this review until I had worn the boots about 150 miles, and so far, so good!
Did I mention that they are pretty? Even non hikers have complimented me on how "expensive" they look.