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Radical 452 5.5" Coffee

$150.00
|  Style 45252

Skilled hands built these boots for demanding feet. Along the way, those hands reached for ultra-supportive midsoles, sturdy footplates, and lightweight TERRA FORCE® technology.


 
 
 

The Radical™ 452 GXT® boot is as light as it is tough. While internal and external support structures (via the patented TERRA FORCE® technology) deliver stability and responsiveness, a supportive midsole and sturdy footplate provide comfort. And the waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® liner keeps feet dry all day long.

Boot Details
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • Full-grain nubuck leather upper offers better protection in cold and wet environments while offering the some of the best abrasion- and scuff-resistance of all of our leather options
  • Scuff-proof toe cap provides protection where boots tend to show wear
  • TERRA FORCE™ technology provides exceptional boot support and stability without the traditional weight. The four components in the exclusive TERRA FORCE™ system combine to form an extremely rigid, stable platform that's also comfortable and supportive
  • Danner Boulder TF™ outsole employs multi-directional center lugs and traditional outer lugs for a failsafe pattern that gets you comfortably and safely to your destination's uphill, downhill or on a sidehill
  • TPU shank
  • 4.5" height
  • 46 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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DannerRadical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots
 
4.1

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Water resistant (21)
  • Great traction (16)
  • Sturdy/durable (16)
  • Ankle support (14)

Cons

  • Not durable/ wears easily (3)
  • Sole wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (22)
  • Day hiking (17)
  • Long-distance hiking (13)
  • Wet / rain (13)
  • Light loads (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (14), Avid adventurer (11), Outdoor professional (4)
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (7), High arch (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Comfortable, but hardly radical

By Red Rock Refugee

from Southern Utah

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Poor Traction

Best Uses

  • Day Hiking
  • Long-Distance Hiking
  • Wet Conditions

Comments about Danner Radical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots:

I was legitimately surprised when I took a chance and purchased these boots last year. My old and worn Danner Explorers needed replacing and I wanted a boot that was a) lighter, b) cooler and c) had a wider toe box. The 452 Radicals seemed perfect.

I can now write that after about 500 miles of rough country hiking I am mostly pleased with the boots and have only one complaint, but that one item is enough to make me ding my rating by two stars because it impacts my safety. The shallow tread on the 452's sole provides very little traction downhill. My feet slipped out from under me so many times on so many surfaces that I could come to no other conclusion but that the shallow tread pattern was to blame. I never, ever had this problem wearing my Explorers.

Other than this, the boots work exactly as designed and felt great on my feet, but because this one problem frequently caused me to arrive back at camp with skinned elbows and wrists and a bruised backside I cannot recommend these boots to others. Guess I'll be going back to my old Explorers this summer and just use these when working in the yard at home.

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

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Breaking them in!

By rugerskeetshooter

from Minnesota

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Traction
  • Stable
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Stiff

Best Uses

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

Comments about Danner Radical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots:

I am now on week two of breaking these in. Very stiff, and not breaking in as I would have believed having two other pairs of Danner boots. I am hoping they will start to give a little, I have had problems with the top of the boot rubbing and breaking down the skin.

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Radical is radical on mean lava

By VolcanoGirl

from Big Island, Hawaii

About Me Professional/Guide

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry
    • Cold weather
    • Conservation worker
    • Everyday

    Comments about Danner Radical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots:

    I work in the cruelest lava fields imaginable-on the Big Island of Hawaii, and I have to disagree with the "wear out fast" mantra going on here. I wore the soles flat in just under a year, true, but folks on our staff typically go through 2-3 pairs of high-end boots a year. I tried vibram soles and slipped, slid, and fell repeatedly on their too-stiff, too-durable surface. Maybe thanks to the slight "bumper" around the edge of these Radicals, my stiched uppers outperformed solid leather styles, and the toe guard beats all other brands. I'm having to fight to be allowed to wear non-vibram soles at work, but I think the safety provided by the grip and flexibility of these outweigh the very slight durability factor in vibram.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My Third Pair

    By Keith

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Sole Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Danner Radical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots:

    Working for a Power Company,theRadical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots are about the most comfortable and stable boot for all elements. Sadly, the souls will wear out from everyday usage around the first anniversary. If this common problem was fixed, this would be a lifetime boot for many. Today I'm grudgingly purchasing my third pair. Just want the souls to last at least two years!

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

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT BOOT for a hard-to-fit foot

    By jer

    from Oregon, when not in Africa or other plac

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Arch Support
    • Comfortable/No Break-In
    • Flexible
    • Great Traction
    • Sturdy/Durable
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Hiking
      • Harsh Terrain
      • Long-Distance Hiking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Danner Radical 452 GTX Coffee Hiking Boots:

      Due to a major axe injury, I have a hard-to-fit foot. Two years ago these Radical boots replaced an all-leather Danner I used for many years that became too narrow as my feet have expanded. I have hiked in the jungle/rain forest in Central and South America, and the deserts in the US SW, incl. extensively in Death Valley. They fit great, wear extremely well, and are very comfortable. I am about to order a second pair to alternate with my first pair. No complaints at all.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

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