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Instigator 6" Brown

$190.00
|  Style 47000

They're more than boots. They're insurance for your ankles. We made Instigators with a higher, more-supportive cut, then backed them up with Approach TFX™ outsoles and GORE-TEX® liners.


 
 
 

The Instigator™ GTX® boot combines athletic performance with traditional Danner toughness. The fullgrain leather upper offers comfort and rugged durability while the GORE-TEX® lining provides waterproof, breathable protection. Danner’s patented TERRA FORCE® support system with the Approach TFX™ outsole provides lightweight, durable traction, heel-to-toe energy transfer, side support to enhance maneuverability, and protection from foot fatigue.

Boot Details
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • The full-grain leather upper offers comfort and protection from both outdoor work and hiking conditions
  • TERRA FORCE™ X platform provides lightweight, durable traction, heel-to-toe energy transfer, side support to enhance maneuverability, and protection from arch overwork and fatigue
  • Scuff-proof toe cap provides protection where boots tend to show wear
  • Approach TFX® lightweight outsole provides improved acceleration, downhill braking, and side hill traction. Beveled lugs prevent debris build-up
  • TPU shank
  • 6" height
  • 53 oz
  • Imported
850 Last
This boot is built on our most popular last, the 850. This last fits true to size with an athletic and supportive fit while providing ample room in the toe. This comfortable, supportive fit is ideal for those needing high mileage performance from their gear.

Tips for the Perfect Fit

  • Measure both feet. If one foot is slightly larger than the other, select a size that fits the larger of the two.
  • Consider the type of socks you’ll be wearing with your boot. For thicker socks, you may want to select a half size larger than you normally wear.
  • When you do receive your boots, we recommend first wearing them indoors for a few hours to ensure they’re the right fit.

Free Return Shipping
Rest assured that if the boot you receive doesn’t fit correctly, we pay for return shipping back to us. You can order with confidence knowing return shipping is always on us.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DannerInstigator GTX Hiking Boots
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Ankle support (22)
  • Water resistant (19)
  • Great traction (16)
  • No break-in (16)

Cons

  • Not durable/ wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (19)
  • Day hiking (16)
  • Wet / rain (15)
  • Long-distance hiking (14)
  • Harsh terrain (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (8), Outdoor professional (5), Environmentalist (3)
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (9), Low arch (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lock-Down Comfort

By Backpacker

from Waterloo, WI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Ankle Support
  • Comfortable
  • No Break-in
  • Sturdy/Durable
  • Warm
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Day Hiking
    • Harsh Terrain
    • Heavy Loads
    • Light Loads
    • Long-Distance Hiking
    • Wet Conditions

    Comments about Danner Instigator GTX Hiking Boots:

    After trying different models of mid-cut hiking boots, the clerk brought out a pair of high-cut Danner Instigator GTX boots by mistake. I thought, "Why not?," and tried them on. I was surprised just how well they fit -- my feet and ankles felt comfortably locked-down and cradled. My previous boots gave me heel blisters during long hikes. Surprisingly, there wasn't any noticeable heel pressure at all in the Danners (made me smile every time I took a step). The heel-to-toe transition was also very smooth. I took about 7 laps around the store, and marveled at how these boots felt totally broken-in. Needless to say, the Instigator GTXs were the unequivocal winner.

    Since that time, I've logged many miles in total comfort and confidence. I did replace the standard insoles with "Danner Fatigue Fighter Plus Footbeds" which only enhances the ride. Thanks, Danner, and count me in as a new, die-hard fan.

    • Width:
    • True to size
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Will Only Buy Danner Boots

    By Bad2Hunt

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • No Break-in
    • Pronation Control
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Cold weather
      • Day hikes
      • Everyday
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Danner Instigator GTX Hiking Boots:

      Live and play in Oklahoma, work and play in Alaska, these boots work where ever I take them, or they take me. All my work and hunting boots are Danners, will not skimp on my feet, they are well worth the investment and with the rebuild capability of most of Danner boots it just gets better.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Soles Cracked on Two Pair

      By Secretec

      from Moorefield, WV

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Poor Traction
      • Soles crack

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danner Instigator GTX Hiking Boots:

        Had 2 pairs and soles cracked on both where they bend on the bottoms. Danner customer service was great and replaced the first pair but not the second of which I understand. That being said both soles on both pairs did crack and there was a lot of life left in the uppers. So I will not be purchasing any more of these. I am a Danner fan and will continue to support their products.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another outstanding Danner product!

        By RDS

        from Oviedo, FL

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Traction
        • Stable
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry
          • Day hikes
          • Everyday
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Danner Instigator GTX Hiking Boots:

          I purchased these boots for a backpacking trip in Colorado. I was concerned that with little time to break them in they would give me problems on the trail. After the first day I knew how wrong I was. These boots were extremely comfortable and provided outstanding support and stability day after day. Having worn Danner boots in the military I knew I would get a quality product. Danner has never let me down! The only improvement I would make is to add a pull tab on the back.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Danner lives up to reputation.

          By capnpablo

          from Lakeland, FL

          About Me Casual Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Stable
          • Virtually no-break-in req

          Cons

          • Could use better traction

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry
          • Day hikes
          • Everyday

          Comments about Danner Instigator GTX Hiking Boots:

          First hike was 2 1/2 hr river gorge in Ohio. Very pleased with stability for such light boot. Had only time to take couple easy walks to break-in. Handled the gorge beautifully. No soreness associated with break-in at all. XCLNT! I was a bit dissappointed in traction. Lugs could be deeper with better self cleaning qualities. Outstanding boot though for moderate to easy hikes. Would recommend.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

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