We learned from our elders. We listened to our peers. And we crafted the fourth generation Pronghorn - a boot that we are confident will continue the tradition we know and love.
With a nod to our past, we rebuilt a legend. Bringing back our popular CamoHide™ leather and building on our proven TERRA FORCE® technology, we updated the design for a more streamlined and lightweight profile. The all-leather toe and heel cap protect against wear. We chose a new last and opened the toe box to create a wider platform and better fit. The waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® liner keeps feet dry throughout the hunt. We added an Ortholite® footbed with triple layer cushioning for improved comfort. A new outsole retains all the performance of previous generations with a combination of rubber compounds that perform in slick mud and rugged underbrush. No matter where your hunt takes you, this is the boot you can count on to perform.
This athletic fitting last offers great heel capture and an anatomical forefoot that gives more room in the toe box. Fits true to size.
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My Dad and I just got back from elk hunting in the Northside Unit outside of John Day, OR. The USFS closes all but three roads in the area we hunt during hunting season, so I knew my new Danner Pronghorns were going to get a workout. Judging by our maps, I put about seven miles on the boots opening day. Not bad for only the second time putting them on. I am happy to say that I never even thought about my feet afterwards! They had plenty of traction, support, and comfort that I just flat didn't notice them during the hunt. To me, that is a perfect boot!
The next day, I was blessed to get my first bull elk ever. I have taken cows before, but this was my first bull. My Dad and I walked cross country for around 2.5 miles and were just sitting down at the edge of a clearing. I didn't even have the chance to get comfortable when a raghorn walked out of the trees in front of us. An awkward, cross-body shot from the sitting position launched a .270 WSM bullet though his heart. He made it maybe 50 yards before he fell. As luck would have it, he fell pretty much on a closed gravel road.
We were able to quarter out the elk and get it hung without too much drama, then Dad back-tracked to the truck and I walked the gravel road to see if it would be flat enough for our game cart. According to the map, I had about three miles to go before I could get to a spot that Dad could drive. I grabbed the head and started walking. The road was half uphill and half downhill. Luckily, all but 100 yards or so of the uphill was no steeper than a railroad grade; perfect for the game cart. I met up with Dad and started the 3 mile walk back in. By the time we got back to the elk, it was very dark and snowing. (Up until then, the weather was sunny and cold.) On the walk back out, I finally noticed that my feet were starting to hurt. By the time we got back to the truck, everything hurt! I honestly think my feet would have been hurting in any boot. I really think the pain was from walking fast on that gravel road, letting my feet slam down with every step.
The amazing part about it was after 16 hours of being on my feet with my boots on and 11 miles (6 of which I was packing out an elk), I had no pain the next day. I was able to lace up my boots and start hunting again (albeit without my rifle, Dad still had a tag to fill). I think that says a lot about Danner's Pronghorns! I couldn't be happier with them.
Surprised the review above are so good. Must just be my feet.
I use the boots for hunting and hiking to stay in shape.
I replaced my Danner Frontier GTX with these because my Frontier boots were not re-craftable. The Pronghorn is not even close to being a good a fit or as comfortable as my Frontiers.
I find myself leaving the Pronghorns and wearing my old Frontiers.
My mistake was thinking that because the Frontier and the Pronghorn were close in price they would be a similar quality.
Probably going to try a totally different boot or attempt to find out what current boot is similar to the Frontier.
I bought my pair of camo 8 inch high Pronghorn un-insulated boots four years ago, Mainly for use scouting woods, outdoor work, and during snow removal work as they were waterproof. I have to say that I have no complaints, and they are still holding up and waterproof. I have even ended up using them a lot with good wool socks for snowmobiling. Keep in mind that my feet run hot and I ride actively. My toes may have gotten cool a time or two but not overly sweaty which is much worse in my opinion. I use them a lot out in the snow here in Wisconsin. I have found them a bit hot for summer use. They could be more breathable but then they probably wouldn't be as good for my uses. My pair is a slightly older style than you see online now. I needed a wide width; that's the main reason I ordered online. Now I'm hooked, as it saves me time and shipping is free. They have been extremely durable and even new they were pretty comfortable. Now, broke in, they are even better.