Radical 452

Dark Brown

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Radical 452

Dark Brown

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$170.00

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Quick Overview

Skilled hands built these boots for demanding feet. Along the way, those hands reached for ultra-supportive midsoles, sturdy footplates, and lightweight TERRA FORCE® technology.
Details

Stable. Reliable. Waterproof.

The Radical 452 GTX boot is as light as it is tough. While internal and external support structures, via the patented TERRA FORCE technology, deliver stability and responsiveness, a supportive midsole and sturdy footplate provide comfort, and the waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX liner keeps feet dry all day long.

Nubuck Leather Upper
Our top-grain leather is sanded on the outside to give it a slight nap with a velvet-like feel. This leather upper is extremely durable, while offering a shorter and more comfortable break-in period.
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 Toe Cap
For added durability, we've added a scuff-proof toe cap to the area that shows the most wear.
Danner Boulder ™Outsole
Multi-directional center lugs and traditional outer lugs provide a failsafe pattern that gets you comfortably and safely to your destination.
TERRA FORCE Platform
Provides exceptional support and stability without the traditional weight.
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.

Specifications

Style
45254
Weight
46 oz per pair
Height
5.5"
Insulated
No
Color
Brown
Footbed
EVA
Shank
TPU
Last Type
850
Waterproof
Yes
Liner
GORE-TEX®
Outsole
Danner Boulder TF
Recraftable
No
Manufacturing
Imported

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Accessories

Designed to complement our boots and held to the same high quality standards.

Customer Reviews

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Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown
 
3.7

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (71)
  • Water resistant (54)
  • Ankle support (47)
  • No break-in (39)
  • Arch support (37)

Cons

  • Not durable/ wears easily (22)
  • Poor traction (16)
  • Long break-in (6)
  • Sole wears out quickly (3)
  • Too stiff/not flexible (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (64)
  • Day hiking (41)
  • Wet / rain (33)
  • Long-distance hiking (27)
  • Cold / extreme (22)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (74 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (68 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (27), Low arch (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (38), Avid adventurer (21), Outdoor professional (11), Military/law enforcement (5), Casual adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Back In the Saddle Again

In my experiences as an Outdoor Photographer these are the best boots I have ever owned. First pair bought in 06/2003 and just ordered my second pair after wearing out the first.I use...Read complete review

In my experiences as an Outdoor Photographer these are the best boots I have ever owned. First pair bought in 06/2003 and just ordered my second pair after wearing out the first.I use them for long walks in hard surface and through the woods.Great product, wouldn't buy another brand.Worth every dollar paid-couldn't photograph wild life without them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cadillac of a boot on a yugo sole!

First time Danner boot owner. I have had these boots now for about 14 months. They are the most comfortable out of the box boots I have ever owned. Warm and waterproof with...Read complete review

First time Danner boot owner. I have had these boots now for about 14 months. They are the most comfortable out of the box boots I have ever owned. Warm and waterproof with a nice fit and I have a narrow flat foot. Owning a residential window washing company, I wear them daily up and down ladders, on and off roofs, to work around the house on projects. GREAT upper boot, the sole sucks! (I've bought cheap $40 hiking boots in the past with better soles). After about 9-months I did not feel as comfortable on roofs as when they were new because of the wear on the sole (liken it to bald or badly worn tires on your car driving on the rain slick roads) now they have a hole in one of the heels which renders them no longer waterproof. I would love to buy another pair however cannot justify spending the type of money on a pair of boots that to the eye still look new (I clean and condition them weekly) but has holes in the soles, making them useless and ready for the trash! DANNER you are better than this and in fact I would of thought you would have done something about this by now given that this is a reoccurring complaint by other users. My solution: just bought a pair of competitors boots...I really wanted to buy Danner but am severely disappointed. The title says it all!

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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great fit, but terrible sole.

By Marsha

from Littleton, CO

About Me Casual/Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable/No Break-In
  • Flexible
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Not Durable/ Wears Easily

Best Uses

  • Day Hiking
  • Everyday
  • Light Loads

Comments about Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown:

Use: moderate hiking (2-4 miles) ~26 weekends/year and some casual day wear in winter.
Pros: Absolutely great fitting, comfy boots.
Cons: Soles are terrible. I've gone through 2 pair in 2 years and that's with wearing the sole 'til it's practically flat. Sole becomes slick after only ~6 mos.

Summary: I've bought Radicals twice now because they were so comfy but the quick sole wear is too problematic and I won't be buying another --- if Danner put a better sole on these they'd be the #1 perfect hiking shoes.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size

(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cadillac of a boot on a yugo sole!

By Noworrez

from Vancouver Wa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • No Break-in
  • Warm

Cons

  • Not Durable/ Wears Easily

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather
  • Day Hiking
  • Everyday
  • Wet Conditions

Comments about Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown:

First time Danner boot owner. I have had these boots now for about 14 months. They are the most comfortable out of the box boots I have ever owned. Warm and waterproof with a nice fit and I have a narrow flat foot. Owning a residential window washing company, I wear them daily up and down ladders, on and off roofs, to work around the house on projects. GREAT upper boot, the sole sucks! (I've bought cheap $40 hiking boots in the past with better soles). After about 9-months I did not feel as comfortable on roofs as when they were new because of the wear on the sole (liken it to bald or badly worn tires on your car driving on the rain slick roads) now they have a hole in one of the heels which renders them no longer waterproof. I would love to buy another pair however cannot justify spending the type of money on a pair of boots that to the eye still look new (I clean and condition them weekly) but has holes in the soles, making them useless and ready for the trash! DANNER you are better than this and in fact I would of thought you would have done something about this by now given that this is a reoccurring complaint by other users. My solution: just bought a pair of competitors boots...I really wanted to buy Danner but am severely disappointed. The title says it all!

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

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't buy: poor soles/short lived

By John

from Strongsville, Ohio

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Traction
  • Stable
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Sole Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Day hikes
  • Everyday
  • Wet Weather

Comments about Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown:

I had owned Danner boots in the past & they were both durable & long lasting. Had this pair for only 9 months & the soles started to separate. They were barely used. I returned them & got another pair, figuring that the first pair was a fluke. My second pair's soles started to separate after 15 months. What a disappointment. I liked the boots, but weren't worth the [$] I paid for them, since they lasted an average of only 12 months. My previouse Danner boots are over 12 years old & are still like new. I'm suprised Danner continues to sell this boot & ruin their good name.

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

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but not great

By Field Engineer

from Bagram, Air Base, Afghanistan

About Me Professional/Guide

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • No Break-in

Cons

  • Not Water Resistant
  • Squeaks
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Day hikes

Comments about Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown:

Just over two months of wear, the boots have developed a large crack right below the balls of my feet, and water has been slowly leaking in. The boots are very comfortable, but the soles wear out way to quickly. If Danner could put on a better sole these would be great boots.

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

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good pair of boots

By reellitlephish

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Radical 452 5.5" Dark Brown:

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    * I've worn a pair of Radical 452's for over a year. I used them for approach shoes to the sandstone and limestone rock climbs near Red Rocks, NV. They are also my construction work boots. With orthotics installed they worked perfectly and comfortably. Lasted about 1 and ½ times longer than any other brand I've used previously.

    Cons: Dark Liner stain is not colorfast and colored my socks black/blue at the ankles.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size

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