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453 5.5" Dark Tan

Style No. 45364
$160.00

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

 
 
 
 

Product Details

Overview

Rated a “Best Buy” by Backpacker Magazine, these boots offer athletic performance with traditional Danner stability. The full-grain nubuc 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.

How it Fits

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.

Details

  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • Full-grain nubuc leather upper offers better protection in cold and wet environments while offering some of the best abrasion- and scuff-resistance of all 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
  • 48 oz
  • Imported

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Danner453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots
 
4.1

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (60)
  • Water resistant (49)
  • Great traction (43)
  • Ankle support (37)
  • Sturdy/durable (33)

Cons

  • Heavy (9)
  • Poor laces (9)
  • Long break-in (6)
  • Not durable/ wears easily (5)
  • Not water resistant (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (55)
  • Day hiking (29)
  • Harsh terrain (25)
  • Wet / rain (25)
  • Long-distance hiking (23)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (65 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      98% 

      (52 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (14), Low arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (33), Outdoor professional (19), Casual/ recreational (17), Casual adventurer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite hiking boots

Break-in was minimal. These boots feel great. I generally use third-party insoles, but not with these boots. I have been pleased with the comfort of the "Fatigue Fighter 24/7"...Read complete review

Break-in was minimal. These boots feel great. I generally use third-party insoles, but not with these boots. I have been pleased with the comfort of the "Fatigue Fighter 24/7" footbeds. The gusset and collar are also quite comfortable. The 453's provide great stability on uneven terrain.

I have worn the 453's on dayhikes, multi-day backpacking trips, and when snowshoeing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Taking Away some of the Stars

This is my 4th pair of Danner GTX's.

I put these Danners on and hiked 4 miles. Got half dollar blisters on both heels. First time ever with new Danner GTX's. ...Read complete review

This is my 4th pair of Danner GTX's.

I put these Danners on and hiked 4 miles. Got half dollar blisters on both heels. First time ever with new Danner GTX's.
The boots do not fit well around the instep area; I wish the lacing pattern would allow this area to be locked down more firmly.

The inner cuff material stains my socks: it did this on the last pair also.

I wore them in a local rainstorm and they filled with water. Now they fit slightly better.

After about 6 months of use the stitching at the inner heel liner has parted. I don't know if this is repairable.

Other than that these boots continue to perform well. Would I buy another pair? Yes. Would I be happy about paying Danner's price for something which I feel is slowly losing quality? No.

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(20 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

MISLEAD by American shoe company

By Chris the shed hunter

from Seymour Connecticut

About Me Casual Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Danner 453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots:

        While the 453gtx is a nice shoe I feel I was mislead. The shoe is made in China. Not the U.S.A. as the advertising suggests I am truly disapointed. I chose to buy Danner because I wanted my money to be spent on American products. I wanted to support Danner through my purchase. I guess Danner already sold out to [*]. I guess I am the SUCKER. I am debating sending the shoes back and finding a real American shoe maker.While the 453gtx is a nice shoe I feel I was mislead. The shoe is made in China. Not the U.S.A. as the advertising suggests I am truly disapointed. I chose to buy Danner because I wanted my money to be spent on American products. I wanted to support Danner through my purchase. I guess Danner already sold out to [*]. I guess I am the SUCKER. I am debating sending the shoes back and finding a real American shoe maker.

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

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just buy it!

        By Dan

        from Minnesota

        About Me Casual/Recreational, Environmentalist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Difficult Laces

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Danner 453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots:

        I broke my left ankle and injured both knees years ago and I wear these boots almost exclusively for their ability to take away most of the day to day pain I experience. They are very stable to hike and trek in and make the days at my garden center much easier to endure on my feet. I have owned several pair of these in addition to the equally fine 452GTX which I also highly recommend. I keep several pair on hand at all times both at home and the cabin. There is no risk in purchasing these boots. BTW, I am generally hard to please.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size

        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Hiker

        By Joeval262

        from Seymour, CT

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Danner 453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots:

          No prob w/ the boots. Though ONE of the reasons for choosing Danner over other boot companies was because its an American company. Only to find that the boot is made in China anyway. Shame.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome boots stand up through hard use

          By R-E-L

          from Hawaii

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Ankle Support
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Sturdy/Durable
          • Water Resistant

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Long Break-in
          • Weak laces

          Best Uses

          • Harsh Terrain
          • Heavy Loads
          • Long-Distance Hiking
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about Danner 453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots:

          I'm a wildlife field technician and I work outside, all the time. Just over two years ago I bought a pair of these boots on the recommendation of a friend. I've worn them across 6 states and countless days of work and weekends off backpacking. I'm currently working on the big island of Hawaii studying the native forest birds. This involves hiking 5-10 miles a day over old lava fields.

          Lava is extremely abrasive and really beaten up my boots. Despite the two years of hard wear I've put into them they are still the most comfortable boots I've ever owned and I am so sad that I have almost worn through the soles.

          I've been working this job for over three months and my coworkers have gone through two pairs of boots each, I'm still rocking my danners and plan to till they won't allow me to anymore, and then I plan on getting some new boots, Danners of course :)

          Anyway, I've worn a lot of boots in my life and I've never been as happy with a pair as I have been with these.

          My critiques are that the laces didn't hold up very well, but once I switched them out for some heavier duty ones it wasn't a problem.

          Also it did take longer then I thought to break these in. They were comfotable from day one, but remained stiff for about two weeks (of being worn 10+ hours/day) but once they loosened up they were amazing.

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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good and bad

          By J

          from Florence or

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Traction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danner 453 GTX Dark Tan Hiking Boots:

              I have a couple pair of Danners I bought this one a while ago they are comfortable and more durable than other hiking style boots but I am very depressed with our countries state and this did not help.please danner listen to these reviews and make all your boots in America . That is the only reason I would not recommend these . I buy danner because I buy american, I can buy china from anyone

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

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