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Optifade Open Country

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Gila

Optifade Open Country

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Quick Overview

Inspired by boots we built for military operators navigating the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, this boot is designed for alpine style hunting or anywhere steep, side-hill traversing is the norm.
Details

Peak performance perfected

The canyons call as jagged cliffs cut into the skies above. The meadows quake as rolling hills run into the river’s divide. It is here where monsters emerge; where miles consist of grueling climbs and shaky descents, and success only comes for those prepared to tackle it. The Gila National Forest is some of the most wildly stunning terrain in North America and there is only one boot designed to conquer it.

GORE-TEX® (GTX)
100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX® liners ensure that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out.
Abrasion Resistant Rand
An extra rubber toe rand is wrapped halfway around the front of the boot for added protection and durability.
GORE-TEX® Optifade® Open Country camo
The only boots to use Sitka and GORE's OPTIFADE concealment system. This pattern is designed around animal vision and not human eyesight, preventing prey from ever recognizing you as a predator.
PU Midsole
With integrated polypropylene board to provide support underneath the entire length of the foot.
Danner Gavre Outsole
Pentagonal center lugs for optimal surface contact and heavier outer lugs for superior support make this outsole idea for lateral transitions and side hilling.
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
46112
Weight
51 oz per pair
Height
6"
Insulated
No
Color
Camo
Camo Pattern
GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Open Country
Footbed
Cushioning Polyurethane
Shank
Integrated Polypropylene
Last Type
DLE-01
Waterproof
Yes
Liner
GORE-TEX®
Outsole
Danner Gavre
Recraftable
No
Manufacturing
Imported

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Customer Reviews

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Gila 6" Optifade
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Archery Season Boot

I ordered these boots for archery season this year and have been thoroughly impressed. The lacing system accommodates a good range of widths (I have a slightly narrower foot than average) and holds...Read complete review

I ordered these boots for archery season this year and have been thoroughly impressed. The lacing system accommodates a good range of widths (I have a slightly narrower foot than average) and holds both the heel and forefoot firmly in place. Very comfortable right out of the box, good flexibility but also has great ankle and midsole support for carrying heavy loads or going up steep terrain. As an hunting outfitter working in the footwear department, I have tried many great boots have hold them to a very high standard, these Gilas definitely pass with flying colors, five stars. Size was fairly true to size, seemed to run slightly smaller than some other Danners like the Mt. defiance and pronghorns. They fit fine with a light wight mid-cushion sock, however, if you like wearing thicker heavy-cushion socks in your hunting boots I would go up a half size.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sizing = ???

I love the look of this boot, but I just wish that it fit better. Originally ordered the 9.5 EE as I have the Danner USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX in a...Read complete review

I love the look of this boot, but I just wish that it fit better. Originally ordered the 9.5 EE as I have the Danner USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX in a 9.5 EE and the RATs fit AWESOME. These were so tight that sent them back immediately and went up a size. Due to a new return system or something the return got jacked up and i didn't get the new pair for over a month. I don't blame Danner for that...those things happen. Unfortunately, the replacement pair I ordered (a size up) arrived and I tried to make them work. I still get heel blisters if I push too hard in these boots. It's a real bummer b/c I like the company and have had great success with their other boots.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Archery Season Boot

By Josh

from Golden, CO

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Light
  • Supportive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archery
    • Early Season Hunts
    • Hiking

    Comments about Gila 6" Optifade:

    I ordered these boots for archery season this year and have been thoroughly impressed. The lacing system accommodates a good range of widths (I have a slightly narrower foot than average) and holds both the heel and forefoot firmly in place. Very comfortable right out of the box, good flexibility but also has great ankle and midsole support for carrying heavy loads or going up steep terrain. As an hunting outfitter working in the footwear department, I have tried many great boots have hold them to a very high standard, these Gilas definitely pass with flying colors, five stars. Size was fairly true to size, seemed to run slightly smaller than some other Danners like the Mt. defiance and pronghorns. They fit fine with a light wight mid-cushion sock, however, if you like wearing thicker heavy-cushion socks in your hunting boots I would go up a half size.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceeded My Expectations

    By TalusRunner

    from Santa Fe, NM

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent support
    • Good Fit
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gila 6" Optifade:

      I rarely write reviews, but decided these boots were worth the time to rave about. I hunted elk with a bow in northern New Mexico for 7 days, covering about 70 miles with a 40 pound pack. The terrain varied, but included lots of steep stuff. The boots performed better than I expected. Great support; Comfortable right out of the box; No blisters; Kept my feet dry during several days of rain; Kept me smiling mile after mile; Fit seemed pretty true. I normally wear an 11.5 and that is what I ordered.

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      • No

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These boots are amazing

      By Bowhunter

      from Camarillo CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Anatomical Shape
      • Bombproof
      • Comfort
      • Water Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Mountain Hunting
        • Rocky terrain

        Comments about Gila 6" Optifade:

        I took a chance and bought these boots online without trying them on. What caught my attention was the anatomical shape of the sole. After having put countless miles on them last year in the Colorado Rockies I can honestly say these are the best hunting boots I've ever walked in. I have all kinds of foot and ankle problems from spending the last 18 years in the Marine Corps as an infantryman, and these are the only boots I've ever put a lot of miles on that haven't caused blisters, bunion pain, or foot fatigue. I'm absolutely impressed and will be buying extra pairs.

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        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Comfort out of the box!

        By Doc

        from Wichita, KS

        Pros

        • Honest Sizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather Hunting
          • Hill country
          • Warm weather

          Comments about Gila 6" Optifade:

          Comfort matter to me greatly on long hikes to premium hunting locations - these boots provide that with excellent stability as well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect. It doesn't get any better!

          By Casey

          from St. Peters, MO

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Quality And Fit Perfect

          Cons

          • Should have bought sooner

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gila 6" Optifade:

            I grew up in Silver City, NM next to the Gila wilderness. Hunted, hiked, camped, and Boy Scouted the heck out of the Gila National Forest. Wish I had these boots then.

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            • No

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