Tim Cheneval wrote a review of Danner Stumptown Forest Heights II Boot - Men's on September 29, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I could not be more pleased with this boot. Ive waited a long time and held off on a lot of purchases in order to find the perfect boot.
The construction of these boots is superb. The stitching and details are finely crafted and the support structures in the heel and toe really hold the boots shape well. The leather is durable and rugged, but ages well as you break them in. Comfort is great after you break them in.
Not fantastic sole support, but not something I was really interested in for my boots, Id rather insert my own insoles if needed. Other wise the sole of these boots can take a pounding and the treads stay gripped on most any surface. The attachment of the sole to the rest of the boot is solid.
Sizing is where I had some issues. after Initially receiving them, I thought maybe I had picked a half size to large, but realized after wearing them for a while that the toe box is just a little long, and narrows as it extends, which if I had gone down a half a size, would cramp my toes badly. These things run true to size, though at first it doesnt seem it. Give them a chance before you return them for sizing. Mine are comfortable and feel natural now.
Like any good boot, the break in period is a little rough. It took me about a week to fully feel comfortable in these.
With all that said, conclusion is this: a 5 star boot for sure. These will last a LONG time, and only get more comfortable with age.