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Danner Crater Rim GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

$329.95

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Why We Like The Crater Rim GTX Backpacking Boot

Tackle tougher trails with the Danner Men's Crater Rim Backpacking Boot. Lined with GORE-TEX, the Crater Rim gives waterproof protection and breathable comfort, and the Vibram Bifida sole provides superior traction in rugged environments. Nubuck leather keeps this boot durable strong for many years of backpacking trips. Danner added a polyurethane footbed for long-lasting cush.

  • Leather boot built for hiking technical trails in any weather
  • GORE-TEX gives rugged waterproofing and comfy breathability
  • Nubuck leather upper assures long-lasting durability
  • Stiff PU footbed with shock-absorbing EVA midsole underneath
  • Vibram Bifida sole ensures all-terrain traction
  • Item #DAN000O

Upper Material
nubuck leather
Waterproofing
GORE-TEX
Lining
nylon
Closure
lace
Footbed
polyurethane
Midsole
EVA, fiberglass shank
Sole
Vibram Bifida
Shaft Height
6 in
Claimed Weight
3 lb 10 oz
Activity
backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

A fine boot

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I realize that these boots are made for "backpacking" and not peaking mountains and doing trail work but that's what I bought them for. The boots held up great in the beginning but 3 months in and the boots are essentially falling apart via the stitching in the sides of the boot which is a bit disappointing considering the cost, although to be fair they've been through a lot. I love the boots but have purchased new ones and have essentially retired them. I personally think they look great and they are very comfortable and needed zero break in for me.

>Rating: 5

The Business.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12

I love these. The day they fail and need retiring, which is probably like a decade away, I'm buying another pair. They break in fast (all things considered), they're comfortable, they're extremely capable. I've worn them just to wear them and I've worn them when I absolutely needed them. They've yet to let me down and I've come to trust these as much as any other piece of gear. I think they're good looking, though my wife emphatically disagrees. I know that a lot of people feel some manner of ill will towards Danner for not being the same company they were in the 80's or whatever. I've heard people argue against them for being all hype, or not as technically advanced as their competitors, or some of the manufacturing going overseas, or whatever whatever whatever. Danner is still in the business of making bombproof boots. This is one of them.

>Rating: 4

Good boot

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
10.5
Height
5` 9"
Weight
230 lbs

Very well built. Only put 30 miles on them and they seem to be breaking in ... only problem with this boot is I wear 10.5 but the boot is more of 11 size feel. Left a lot of unwanted room. I bought inserts to help fill the void. Hills. Rocks. Mud. These boots can tough all of it.

>Rating: 5

Danner Crater Rim

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11 1/2W
Height
6` 0"
Weight
195 lbs

I’m a 53 year old retired Army Green Beret. Been all over the world, wore almost every brand of major high end boot while in SF. I’m also a hard-core backcountry bowhunter and have hunted Alaska, all across Canada, all over the Rockies....etc. I am a HUGH fan of the Danner Crater Rim boot. I have 3 pair of them and have several hundred miles on each pair without a single issue. Invest in a quality pair of Gaiters and head the F-out without worrying about your boots!!

>Rating: 2

Unimpressed

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

These boots started coming apart before I had even broke them in. The rand stitching came apart On both feet before I had hit 30 miles. I oiled them with the recommended danner leather conditioner twice. I had these boots fitted to me as well.

>Rating: 5

Buy and forget for 100's of miles.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11 medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
185 lbs

This is my 2nd pair of these made in USA boots. I'm still using the first pair with 843 hiking miles and 3-new sets of insoles. The out soles are still very very good, upper stitching around the rubber rand on one boot is beginning to let go, very usable but not sure now of water proof integrity. These are not the world's most comfortable boot (Zamberlans are better for instance) but they are fine and seem to fit true to size, my foot is narrow. I don't feel these boots need a "real" break-in period but you need the right sock combination and a good fit to begin with. The boots are pretty warm but I still use them year around, they are moderately heavy but that is OK with me given their support and protection. The soles are very durable, somewhat hard and when it is extra cold they aren't the best traction on slick rock. Over aIl, given their durability, this is the best buy for the money for boots I have tried in the last several years.

>Rating: 5

In love

I long wanted durable boots that I could have for years and wear in over time. I also wanted something made in the USA. This fit the bill for both. They're so comfortable and breaking them in didn't tear my feet up horribly bad. They're comfortable, good looking, warm and dry. I've been in waist high snow in these (with gaiters) and my feet stayed dry and warm. They are a bit heavy but I don't find them tiring. They give great support and are rigid enough to support your foot and hold it flat when standing on a log or something. Highly recommend!! I love them

>Rating: 5

Solid.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9.5
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

Just going to put this out there Crater Rim boots may require some breaking in or the boots might be breaking your foot in, regardless once you have finished this process you will not regret it. As far as boots go they are solid, durable, and waterproof. That being said, since they are full leather upper, Gortex lined waterproof boots they don't really breath well or hardly at all. Be sure to bring spare socks or wear them in temperate to colder temperatures. I would not recommend these in warm or hot climates at all. Unfortunately when I picked these up Backcountry only had 10's they ended up not fitting and at the time 9.5 E (wide) was on back order only from Danner. I would recommend this product but would encourage the buyer to understand what is involved if they are new Danner and/or leather hiking boots.

Just
>Rating: 5

Best Casual and Hiking Boot Ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
13 Wide
Height
6` 3"
Weight
270 lbs

I bought these boots back in January and there has not been a single regret of buying them since. First off, truest fit of any shoe/boot I've ever bought. I wear a US 13 Wide, and this thing is the most comfortable boot I've ever worn. At first I thought it would probably just be a casual boot based on how comfortable it was, because there was no way a boot this comfortable would be able to handle the abuse I lay down. I WAS WRONG. I've used this boot on Hikes in Alaska, California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon. I use it as my casual motorcycle boot as well. I cannot express how awesome this boot is. The Gore-Tex works extremely well! BUT, if you happen to get in water over your boot, they do not dry out easily. The exterior of the boot when drenched will dry off in about a day or two, but the inside without a boot dryer can take upwards of a week to dry out. Besides that this boot is one of the best purchases I've ever made.

>Rating:

Danner Boots - Gore-Tex Liner

>Rating: 5

Durable, comfortable, US Made

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I've had these boots for over a year now, and they still feel and look great. For a heavier boot, they felt great right out of the box, and the full leather upper has protected my feet from all manner of sharp rocks, thorns, and nettle. Made in the USA is just icing on the cake. Fits bit narrow in the toe, but the regular width felt better for my foot than the wide. Nice to have the option though.

sweet picture

>Rating:

Crater Rims in Zion

Great view, awesome boots

Great

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Alright so I've been trying for my first "serious" pair of backpacking boots for a 21 day trek in New Mexico at altitudes between 6,000-11,000 ft carrying a 40-60 lb pack. I've bought 3 pair of Crater Rims and decided that the 10 wide with high vol insoles fit best. However, I have a troublesome right foot that doesn't like to stay in the heel in any pair of boots I try. So my doubt got the best of me and I got a pair of Asolo TPS 520 GVs. Now I can't decide between the two. Note I paid full price for the Asolo's and got the Crater Rims from a competitor for about $100. Basically, am I splitting hairs or are the Asolo's the superior boot?