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Tachyon

8" Black GTX

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Quick Overview

This boot was engineered to be our lightest most flexible boot ever for training and special operations. With GORE-TEX and a polishable toe, it weighs in at a mere 35oz.
Details

A boot first. A sneaker second.

We didn't get our chops building athletic shoes. We make boots. So when we decided to create a lightweight trainer, we took our 80-plus years of experience and created a boot that acts like a shoe, not a shoe that acts like a boot. We recommend women select 1.5 to 2 full sizes down for correct fit.

The boot

Unlike any other trainer on the market, the Tachyon is the first to offer the protection and durability demanded from a boot. With features like a full rubber outsole for superior abrasion resistance, traction, and durability, and a waterproof GORE-TEX option, the Tachyon presents boot performance first, and sneaker performance second.

The sneaker

We challenged ourselves to find the line between developing a boot that offers sneaker-like performance alongside a higher standard in durability than any other trainer on the market. By stripping out unnecessary features associated with most boots and utilizing lightweight construction methods and materials, we were able to create our lightest boot yet.
Full-Grain Leather & 500 Denier Nylon Upper
Known as one of the lightest weight-to-strength materials, we combine 500 Denier nylon with our premium full-grain leather to build an upper that is as strong as it is lightweight.
GORE-TEX® (GTX)
100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX® liners ensure that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out.
Speed Lace System
Our special hardware allows you to tighten from toe to top with one swift tug for a secure, tight fit.
Open Cell Polyurethane Footbed
Our polyurethane footbed provides superior shock absorption with an additional layer of open cell construction for improved air circulation.
EVA Midsole
Known for its lightweight properties, EVA is a special polymer that provides excellent cushioning.
Danner Tachyon Outsole
100% rubber for superior abrasion resistance and pentagonal lugs for maximum surface contact.
Extended Sizes
To accommodate more people, we've made this boot in extended sizes. We recommend women select 1.5 to 2 full sizes down for correct fit.
How It Fits
The DLE-01 last was designed to be an extension of the foot with superior forefoot and heel capture, stability and a more anatomical shape for comfort. The additional space in the toe box allows the foot to naturally react when bearing a heavy load or changing directions laterally in high intensity environments.

Specifications

Style
50122
Weight
35 oz per pair
Height
8"
Insulation
Non-Insulated
Color
Black
Footbed
Open Cell Polyurethane
Shank
Nylon
Last Type
DLE-01
Waterproof
Yes
Liner
GORE-TEX
Outsole
Danner Tachyon
Recraftable
No
Manufacturing
Imported
Toe Protection
Plain Toe

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Tachyon 8" Black GTX
 
4.1

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Waterproof (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Durable (5)
  • Light weight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Patrol (4)
  • Walking (4)
  • Running (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Danner Tachyon 8" GTX

When I purchased these, I had just gotten done with my second day of long periods of walking, standing, and a little running while on patrol at a week-long music festival. My Acadias...Read complete review

When I purchased these, I had just gotten done with my second day of long periods of walking, standing, and a little running while on patrol at a week-long music festival. My Acadias were holding up fine, but they were heavy and began to be uncomfortable after a few hours. I also noticed that when I had to run fast to assist my partners a couple times, it was quite difficult to keep up because my feet felt so heavy. So, when I saw these and how they were waterproof and affordable, I couldn't resist. Weighing in a at 35 oz., they are like wearing an 8 inch tennis shoe. But, they are durable enough to meet or even exceed the standards that most boots are measured by. The sole provides great traction, they're true to size and fit as comfortably as a broken in boot right out of the box (I literally got them 2 hours before I needed to go work again, took them out, shined them, and had no problems while wearing them for 6 hours). They simply work and I have no doubt that they would hold up for heavier duties than basic patrol. From a company that has my trust in their products, this boot has me convinced to keep on trusting Danner in the future. If you're looking for a nice patrol or lightweight tactical boot that fits and sort of looks like a shoe, these are what you're looking for. The only complaint I have is there is a small lack of ankle support and slight rubbing due to the upper and shank being only thin nylon.

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Decent Boot

Decent boots but the sole inside is as flat as a pancake, pretty sure I've had flip-flop sandals with more arch support. If you don't need any arch support, it'll be a great...Read complete review

Decent boots but the sole inside is as flat as a pancake, pretty sure I've had flip-flop sandals with more arch support. If you don't need any arch support, it'll be a great lightweight multipurpose boot but if you lack arches in your feet and spend anytime on your feet, they're gonna hurt no matter what insole, arch support you try.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Boot

By A Reviewer

from Houston, Tx

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Did I mention Light
  • Durable
  • Light

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Le K9 Handler

    Comments about Tachyon 8" Black GTX:

    I was tired of Oakely and all the other brands touting their new "Light weight" boots that still felt like a heavy 1990 reebok. I mean sure, they were lighter than a lot but you still had a big shoe on.

    After doing some research I found these and absolutely love them. Light comes to a new term when you put these boots on. Maybe a little bit heavier than my Nike Free running shoes but what a difference. Everything that involved moving has become so much easier.

    I am a K9 handler so I do put them through the woods/ponds/grassy areas, not a lot of hills/mountains/terrain in my patrol area but they do good for my use. I also don't have cold weather so i can't comment on that aspect.

    I did get a tear in the gortex siding while searching a densley wooded area which led to water getting in the boot once we went through knee deep water....but Danner stepped up and took care of the problem.

    Waterproofing....If you are in damp grass or low water you are fine with the GTX. My socks would always get wet in my other boots with even dew...these do great. Now in knee deep water....your socks are gonna get wet....but I don't know a patrol boot that would keep you dry in this.

    The only thing even close to negative I could say about this boot is that it doesn't have a zip side. Oh, and the insole is flat. I just threw a Dr. Scholls ortohpedic insole in there and it has been just fine. No ccomplaints and no problems.

    I've referred a lot of friends to this boot and they all really like it. I will buy more.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent Boot

    By Jon

    from Mpls, MN

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Tachyon 8" Black GTX:

    Decent boots but the sole inside is as flat as a pancake, pretty sure I've had flip-flop sandals with more arch support. If you don't need any arch support, it'll be a great lightweight multipurpose boot but if you lack arches in your feet and spend anytime on your feet, they're gonna hurt no matter what insole, arch support you try.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Danner Tachyon 8" GTX

    By GCJ

    from Michigan

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable Enough
    • Extremely lightweight
    • Great traction
    • Polishable Leather
    • Speed lacing
    • Tactical "bootshoe" Look
    • Very Comfortable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • "flimzy" Upper
    • slight lack of support

    Best Uses

    • Hot Weather Boot
    • Light Patrol Boot
    • Lightweight Tactical Boot
    • Spec Op Boot
    • Training
    • Walkinglight hiking

    Comments about Tachyon 8" Black GTX:

    When I purchased these, I had just gotten done with my second day of long periods of walking, standing, and a little running while on patrol at a week-long music festival. My Acadias were holding up fine, but they were heavy and began to be uncomfortable after a few hours. I also noticed that when I had to run fast to assist my partners a couple times, it was quite difficult to keep up because my feet felt so heavy. So, when I saw these and how they were waterproof and affordable, I couldn't resist. Weighing in a at 35 oz., they are like wearing an 8 inch tennis shoe. But, they are durable enough to meet or even exceed the standards that most boots are measured by. The sole provides great traction, they're true to size and fit as comfortably as a broken in boot right out of the box (I literally got them 2 hours before I needed to go work again, took them out, shined them, and had no problems while wearing them for 6 hours). They simply work and I have no doubt that they would hold up for heavier duties than basic patrol. From a company that has my trust in their products, this boot has me convinced to keep on trusting Danner in the future. If you're looking for a nice patrol or lightweight tactical boot that fits and sort of looks like a shoe, these are what you're looking for. The only complaint I have is there is a small lack of ankle support and slight rubbing due to the upper and shank being only thin nylon.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality boots with a couple problems

    By philbobaggins93

    from springfield, IL

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Extremely lightweight
    • Very breatheable

    Cons

    • Began Squeeking
    • Not much support

    Best Uses

    • Daily Wear
    • Station Boot

    Comments about Tachyon 8" Black GTX:

    I've been using these a couple months during winter and they're pretty great. The waterproofing has been perfect. They're very breathable. Whilst wearing thick wool socks my feet didn't smell even after a long day of wear. There are only a couple problems. 1) the insole is flimsy (which can easily be remedied) 2) The right boot began to squeek nonstop after 2 months of use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Boot

    By Who...

    from Sacramento CA

    Pros

    • Comfort
    • Construction
    • Fit
    • Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily patrol

      Comments about Tachyon 8" Black GTX:

      I am a beat officer in CA and work 12hr. shifts. I pulled them out often boys and wore them to work the first day. They required no break-in and were comfortable as soon as I put my foot in.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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