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453 5.5" Brown

$160.00
|  Style 37510

Some backpackers demand comfort. Others demand performance. But our bootmakers? They demand both. It's why the 453 GTX features the best full-grain leather anchored to TFX™ outsoles.


 
 
 

Rated a "Best Buy" by Backpacker Magazine, these boots offer athletic performance with traditional Danner stability. The full-grain waxed leather upper offers comfort and durability and the GORE-TEX® lining provides waterproof, breathable protection. Danner’s patented TERRA FORCE® support system with TFX™ outsole keeps the boot light and comfortable while delivering outstanding traction on long expeditions.

Boot Details
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • Full-grain waxed leather upper sheds water for maximum protection and some of the best abrasion- and scuff-resistance of our leather options
  • 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
  • 5.5" height
  • 50 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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Danner453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (19)
  • Water resistant (14)
  • No break-in (12)
  • Ankle support (11)
  • Great traction (10)

Cons

  • Not durable/ wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (14)
  • Day hiking (6)
  • Long-distance hiking (6)
  • Day hikes (5)
  • Backcountry (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      87% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (10), Low arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (5), Military/law enforcement (4), Outdoor professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my 4th pair of GTX Hiking Boots

By Randy

from Lansing, Michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Great Traction
  • No Break-in
  • Sturdy/Durable
  • Water Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Danner 453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots:

    I love these boots and will continue to buy them. I wear them every day and I generally get about 2 years of use out of them. Excellent fit and very little "break-in" time. Water-proof, sturdy, good looking and well made.

    My only complaint would be that they are not made in the USA. I would gladly pay the extra $$$'s that it might cost to manufacture these boots here in the United States.

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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    they are a good boot

    By j

    from albany, Oregon

    About Me Outdoor Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Great Traction
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Danner 453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots:

      I just bought my third pair of these to day . I get them around the first of the year and I wear them every day except sunday . My job is one that you are on the floor most of the day . They usually last 1 year since I am only around 250 lbs. The thought that I had when I first got them is wow , I don't need to get use to them and I could wear them all day without them bothering me . I have no arch and they fit perfect . I see water in the wintertime and they work perfect for soggy conditions . I usually buy a couple laces per year ,but they are cheap. Good boots.

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

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed and painful

      By Stefano

      from Milwaukee

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Sturdy/Durable

      Cons

      • Long Break-in
      • Too Stiff/Not Flexible
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danner 453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots:

        The boots have bad heel support, little arch and haven't broke in after 50+ hours. The right boot is even worse. Very painful on right side of right foot. Extremely disappointed that I bought them online. I would not recommend this boot.

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best boot I have ever owned.

        By J Ireland

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Ankle Support
        • Comfortable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great Look
        • No Break-in
        • Sturdy/Durable
        • Warm
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Day Hiking
          • Everyday
          • Light Loads
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Danner 453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots:

          My wife and I love to travel. We also enjoy hiking and landscape photography. For our tenth anniversary we decided to go to Ireland. After doing a lot of research, it was clear that I was going to need a solid, reliable and warm pair of hiking boots. They had to function as a hard-core hiker, but they had to look pleasant enough to wear to dinner. I really did not want to take more than one pair of shoes on this trip.

          I also wanted a boot that was made in the U.S.A. My search led me to Danner. The fit guarantee was hard to beat and NO BREAK IN!!!??? Wow, this I had to see. I bought this boot after long consideration and I am glad I did. I tried the boots on and they instantly brought a smile to my face. They were like no other boot I had ever worn. Comfy right out of the box and ready to rock! I looked at the tag. Made in China. What?? I couldn't believe it. I was stunned. I should have known the price was too good to be true. Oh well.

          In Ireland, they performed like champs both on the wet, cold city streets and the hiking trails. These boots never let me down. Dirty? Just wipe em down with a wet cloth. Problem solved. The dirt just wouldn't stick. I wore these boots everywhere and did so with pride. I trudged through mud puddles and shallow streams. My feet were NEVER wet and they stayed warm no matter what.

          Over the two weeks in Ireland, I had grown very accustomed to my Danners. These were supposed to be my new hiking boots, but my feet just weren't happy without them. I began wearing them EVERY DAY! Every day. Besides, they pass for business casual in my office. I love these boots.

          About 9 months after the Ireland trip, we went to Estes Park, Colorado for a little adventure. We went hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Again, these Danners did the trick. Temps ranged from 74 F to 28 F. No problems.

          Over a year after I bought them, I still wear them daily, even on weekends. I put several miles on them every day and they have never let me down.

          I have a bad right ankle from torn ligaments. I used to wear an ankle brace while hiking in my OLD boots made by another manufacturer. I don't need it with my Danners. So far so good.

          It's been over a year now and my Danners are still rockin'. They are getting a little worn, so I will be purchasing a new pair just for work and these will continue as my "everything else" boot. Perhaps a dedicated Danner hiker will be next, but I will never part with my original pair. I love them too much.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Boot

          By Van

          from Allyn, WA

          About Me Casual Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Traction
          • Water Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Danner 453 GTX All-Leather Hiking Boots:

            I have had these boots for a year and a half and they still work great. The only issue that I have is that for some reason the right boot fits better if the tongue is not tucked in otherwise it tends to bother my leg/ankle. Other than that these boots are perfect for everyday use, I wear mine to work, and rugged enough that I wouldn't have to change shoes if I wanted to go hiking.

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

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