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      Danner Crater Rim GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

      Built for extended backpacking trips or day-long adventures, the Danner Crater Rim GTX hiking boots offer amazing comfort for your backcountry adventures.
      • $299.00

      Item # 852412

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      • The Crater Rim GTX hiking boots are the 2012 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award winner in the Trail Shoe Category
      • Waterproof nubuck leather uppers stand up to wear and tear on the trail; 360° abrasion-resistant Vibram rubber rands protect boots from scuffs
      • Gore-Tex® waterproof liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping them dry and comfortable
      • Nylon linings wick moisture away for extended comfort while on the trail
      • Shock-absorbent EVA midsoles provide support and cushioning; polyurethane footbeds offer lightweight support
      • Fiberglass shanks provide torsional rigidity and stability on uneven terrain
      • Vibram Bifida rubber outsoles on the Danner Crater Rim GTX hiking boots provide superior traction
      • Made in the USA
      • Danner fit tip: the Danner Crater Rim boots offer a wider fit in the regular width; wide width is a true wide

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      Danner Crater Rim GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

      Specification Description
      Best use Hiking
      Footwear height Over-the-ankle
      Footwear closure Lace-up
      Waterproof Yes
      Upper Nubuck leather/Vibram rubber rand
      Lining Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
      Midsole EVA/polyurethane
      Support Fiberglass shank
      Outsole Vibram rubber
      Average footwear weight (pair) 3 lbs. 10 oz.
      Gender Men's
      Trademarked terms Gore-Tex

      Danner Crater Rim GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromA little narrow for me This boot appeared to be very well made but just did not fit my foot. I have never needed a wide shoe in the past but actually ended up buying a wide boot other than this one.
      Date published: 2013-03-02
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromOnly brand carried by REI made in USA Great fit. Broke in on SAR for little girl. Hiked for 4 hours through brush and up & down hills. No blisters, no sore spots. Could have gone on for much longer, but we found her safe & sound!
      Date published: 2014-08-22
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromI like American made goods. I've owned these boots for almost a month and have already put over 100 miles on them. Both heels are showing signs of wear as the hiking here in Sitka is quite rocky. My biggest complaint about these boots is the lacing system. It has 6 eyelets and only 1 hook at the top. It's very hard to get them snug at the ankle. If Danner would change the lacing system I would keep these in a heartbeat. As presently configured I will probably bring them back in to REI when I'm in Anchorage in January 2014.
      Date published: 2013-11-01
      Rated 2out of5
      by fromI really want to love these boots... There is so much to love about these boots: they are waterproof, warm, made in the USA, and stick to rock like nobody's business. But the overly wide heel ruins them for me. Seriously, when you look at the boot from the top, it is wider at the heel than mid-foot. Whose feet are built like this? Even after an extended break-in period, and trying myriad lacing schemes, I can't stop the heel slip. Another reviewer cites the same issue of not being able to secure his ankle in the boot, and attributes the problem to the lacing system. I agree, but don't think the lacing would be such an issue were it not for the overly wide heel. Otherwise, an all around great boot.
      Date published: 2015-01-06
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromAmazing I took these on a two day hike right out of the box. Your supposed to break them in but I had no problems out of them. I got the Wides and I beilive that was the best choice seeing how some say the boot runs narrow. They are extremly comfortable and perfectly water proof. I love these boots!
      Date published: 2013-11-05
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromCrater Rim seems like a bomb proof boot. I use this boot for hiking on rough trails and scrambling in the mountains. They have excellent support of feet and ankles. They work well for me on both steep uphill or downhill. As a bonus the traction is very good. I haven't had them long enough to attest to their durability, but am quite confident they are going to last a long, long time. Now is not the right season but I am sure they would work well with crampons or snow shoes.
      Date published: 2013-06-05
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromThese are excellent boots! These boots are worth the price tag. they have superior construction, thick vibram soles, and an overall bombproof feel. my feet feel GREAT in them. Personally I scorn the reviewer(s) who write of this--or any--boot's inferiority because it didn't fit that person's feet. You'll see this sort of comment in nearly every worthwhile boot out there, whether it be Asolo, Lowa, etc. It seems people don't know some boots run narrower than others. Please note that: 1) not all boots are made for the same width of human foot, and 2) Danner boots are made for wider feet. Occasionally you'll see reviews from customers who wrote that the boot didn't fit right, and they give it a poor rating when actually the boot construction and performance merits a higher rating. The people at REI are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about matching feet and boot widths--you should ask. I'm an overweight trucker and I use these for exercise and general mobility. The ankle support is phenomenal--even going downhill, my feet don't slip forward inside the boot--and the assurance these boots give of every step is pure comfort. These Danner Crater Rim boots took a month of casual usage to break them in, because the uppers are stiff and made of thicker leather than boots that run at $150. Those less-expensive boots break in faster, yet they also wear out quicker, usually because they're paired with a less-expensive sole. Not these boots! Again, they're very well made (on the inside too!) with high-quality materials, and I am so very glad for the chance to rave about them.
      Date published: 2013-09-02
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromBetter than i expected. I've been using Danner Pronghorns for about 8 years now and when i saw these in REI I just had to give them a go. I love the way they fit! I have an average foot and i'm an 8.5 US mens size. I ordered the size 9 and they fit perfect (i normally get size 9 running shoes, don't like my feet crammed). The grip on these is just phenomenal. I'm constantly going off trail and climbing less than stable ground. These were not slipping even an inch! The comfort is phenomenal. It took me very little to break them in. In fact, after one day of around the house and daily errands, these boots were molded. I did treat the leather with mink oil just because i love the extra protection but they were fine as is. My only gripe with these boots is that they don't get real tight around the ankle very easily. It takes a little extra effort to get that area tight because of the eyelid style laces. I wish canner would have more hook style lacing but this is not enough for me to downgrade the boot. I also wish it was a little taller as I use it mainly for hunting, but as a hiking boot this is phenomenally comfortable. I've got at least 100 miles already on mine and they feel just perfect!
      Date published: 2014-08-25

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