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Explorer 6" Brown

$310.00
|  Style 45200
USA Crafted

Vibram® Kletterlift outsoles. Full-grain leather uppers. Outstanding stability and superior shock absorption. All things considered, our Explorers will stand up to any terrain you stand on. Women's sizes available.


 
 
 

Wherever the hike takes you, the USA-made Explorer™ will get you there. A GORE-TEX® liner provides waterproof, breathable protection and a full-grain leather upper keeps feet protected from the elements. The famous Kletterlift outsole by Vibram® provides lightweight comfort, superb shock absorption, and great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces. Danner’s famous stitchdown construction offers a wider platform for stability.

Boot Details
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • Full-grain, all leather upper offers a classic look with superior waterproof protection and durability
  • Danner's hand crafted stitchdown construction provides a wider platform for increased stability underfoot. This construction makes the boot recraftable in our Portland factory
  • Danner® Airthotic® a half- length, molded polyurethane instep that cups the heel and supports the arch area of the foot
  • Vibram® Kletterlift outsole is specifically designed for comfort and durability. The heel provides lightweight comfort as well as superb shock absorption. The compound guarantees great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Fiberglass shank
  • 6" height
  • Men’s 63 oz, Women’s 52 oz
  • Recraftable
650 Last
The 650 last offers a sleek, slender profile with a more narrow fit. Boots on this last tend to fit those with a more narrow foot better than those with a wider foot. This ensures a snug fit for terrain and activities that demand support and stability. If you do have a wider foot, we recommend ordering an "EE" (wide) in this style.

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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DannerExplorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots
 
4.4

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (66)
  • Great traction (62)
  • Durable (61)
  • Water resistant (59)
  • Ankle support (50)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Too stiff (9)
  • Squeaks (8)
  • Wears out quickly (5)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (66)
  • Wet weather (51)
  • Backcountry (50)
  • Day hikes (50)
  • Cold weather (27)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      92% 

      (68 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (63 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (20), High arch (17), Low arch (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (30), Casual/ recreational (30), Military/law enforcement (7), Outdoor professional (6), Casual adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 78 customers

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(33 of 66 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed

By The Angler

from Arizona

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Traction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not Water Resistant
  • Poor Stability
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about Danner Explorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

    After two weeks of having this boot the leather started to peel on the toe, high ankle, and sides of the boots. This peeling exposed light colored leather which make the boot look junkie. After about a month the leather had stretched to such an extent that will laces pulled all the way tight and with thick socks my feet still slide around and cause blisters. Rocks slice into the leather easily and the leather comes off in chunks. After 3 months of use the vibram sole's show visible wear and separation. I polish my boots weekly and take time to clean them after use but these boots are in no way water resistant. I am very dissatisfied with the quality of Danner at this time. I boots hoping to price equaled long lasting quality, I was mistaken.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels too wide
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A year of punishment

    By The Great Brendini

    from British Columbia Canada

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • Pronation Control
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Danner Explorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

    I gave it a year of wearing these boots before commenting. I also bought a pair for Amanda and she says "it's like having a sofa on each feet."
    We have bashed the hell out of these boots in the mountains as well as wearing them while poshing it up in Parisian restaurants.
    There will be no other boots for us in this life.

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

    (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best boot you can buy.

    By Rural Deputy

    from Inver Grove Heights, MN

    About Me Military/Law Enforcement

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Danner Explorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

      I wore these boots for over 15 years as a deputy sheriff. They were intended as my summer boots, but I wore them pretty much year-round. I only retired them recently because my department switched to black leather- so I bought a new pair. I wore the soles smooth on these boots, so I had new soles recrafted. Now they're like new boots again and they are my fishing/hunting boots. They are special! They are fantastic! If you buy them, you will get the highest quality boot from an American company to be proud of. From the build to the fit- they are unbelievable! They're tools you need to take care of, so treat them well and you'll be rewarded with something to brag about. I wish I could end my career in them, but I'll enjoy them at home. Just remember that real leather needs to be treated.

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

      (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Three weeks in wintry Eastern Europe...

      By Stainless

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ankle Support
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day hikes
        • Everyday
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Danner Explorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

        Bought these for my wife prior to our trip through eastern Europe in December 2010. Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania. Lots of snow, whole days on our feet, backpacker travel, staying in hostels. She was unhappy that I bought boots for her, but I refused to allow her to travel with inadequate footwear. Fast forward to our first real encounter with 18 inches of snow in Vienna... we are hiking through a vast park and the snow is just everywhere, with ice. She stops suddenly, looks at me squarely in the eyes and says, "thank for for buying these boots. I didn't know until now why I needed them." She had dry, warm feet with good traction for the duration of the trip. The boots are leather and eschew the "astronaut" look of standard "performance" hiking boots, meaning she could still wear them to the nice restaurants or the opera in Vienna.

        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By NorCal Camper

        from Santa Rosa, Ca

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Squeaks
        • Stiff

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Danner Explorer Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

        These boots are very good for a hiker or backpacker that is looking to have a stable, comfortable shoe do the job. Great ankle support is what I find the most important when I hike and these boots are perfect. The boots (at least for me) required a little break in period and getting used too but that was only about a week or so. These boots are also American made and I would rather buy a product that is going to last me the next 10 years than a product from overseas that would only last about 2.

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

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