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  • Full-grain, 1-piece leather uppers offer a classic look and amazing durability
  • Gore-Tex® waterproof liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping them dry and comfortable
  • Nylon linings wick moisture away from feet for all-day comfort
  • Hand-crafted stitchdown construction offers a wider platform for increased stability on uneven terrain
  • Airthotic® half-length molded polyurethane insteps cup the heels and fiberglass shanks support the arches
  • EVA midsoles absorb shock, cushion feet and provide gentle support
  • Vibram Kletterlift rubber outsoles are specifically designed for comfort, stability and shock absorption
  • The Danner Mountain Light II GTX hiking boots are 5 in. tall
  • Danner fit tip: regular width boots feature a narrow toe box

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Full-grain leather
Lining Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
Midsole EVA
Support Molded polyurethane/fiberglass shank
Outsole Vibram rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 3 lbs. 14 oz.
Gender Men's

Size chart

Sizing notes

This size chart is meant to be a guide only, as Danner styles are built from various footwear lasts that fit each foot differently. Generally, most people size down a half to a full size when buying Danner boots as compared to their shoe size from any major athletic footwear brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heritage and timeless favorites I had a pair of Danners that I got rid of years ago and have missed them ever since so finally this year I took the plunge and bought these to reclaim the durability and heritage of a a true hiking boot. There is no concession to the latest fashion or technology, only the time proven design and materials that makes this boot a fantastic choice. Putting them on was as if I never took them off. Yes, they are heavy and require breaking in but that's fine with me. They are sturdy, stable and very well made. They will support your heaviest load while also serving you well for a long day hike. I think they're great.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boots These boots are incredible. American made, built like a tank, and beautiful. I would recommend going to the store before buying to get fitted since you have to order them online. Mine were a perfect fit. Now for the bad news. If you aren't used to wearing real boots these are going to hurt until you break them in. My Achilles was blistered for 2 weeks. I have read online about soaking them. (Insane) Buy some good wool hiking socks, hop off the couch, and man up. Mine were super comfortable after 15 miles. They are heavy, but the best boots I have ever owned. Keep making them in the US Danner.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from made in usa, good with a pack animal I have been hiking in my danner mtn lights for over 25 years. most of my hiking is with a pack burro, a blm wild burro adoption. these boots, being all leather offer great protection in case her hoof meets my hoof. also, being a veteran and a patriot I appreciate buying items made in the u.s.a. I've had my danners recrafted once and have hundreds of Arizona trail miles in them. I keep 'em in great condition with huberds boot grease, and old school product now made in sunny Arizona! tom, rei member
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Boots I just recently went back to Danners. I wore them in the military and switched to non-leather style hiking boots when I got out. After 8 years I finally decided to bite the bullet and go back to leather boots. These are a great pair of boots. Because they're leather you should expect more weight and a much longer break-in, but once broken in they're great. I recently wore them for work hiking around the woods in Alaska (10 to 35 degrees F). Warm, dry and comfortable. Good traction.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real Deal I agree with the other reviewer that having a glue soled hiking shoe come apart is unforgivable, and it happened to me 30 miles from a change - and those where "top quality", expensive hiking boots. These Danners are rock solid, and for me that is far and away the number one consideration. I bought them a 1/2 size big and use a bottom liner. They may be a little heavy, but the stability and protection is the pay-off. Gorgeous boots.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable Boot I use this boot for day hikes, snowshoeing, and street use. They're so rugged and comfortable, that I also plan on using them for hunting this fall. The construction is bombproof, and the traditional design is quite handsome. While they're heavier than many newer style hiking boots, the weight isn't noticeable on all but the longest hikes. The only way you're going to get a better boot than this is to go semi-custom with something like a Limmer. These are as good as off the peg gets, and frankly a bargain. Made in Portland, OR to boot. Water resistance is great, tongue is well designed, but will leak first. Breathability seems about as good as a waterproof leather boot (even Gore-Tex) is going to get. My sole criticism, is that I can't get the upper portion tighter around my ankle, which is either simply a fit and flex issue or perhaps could have been alleviated by the addition of another row of speed-lace hooks.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hiking Icon For A Reason These are the best boots that I've ever owned, in 20 years of wearing boots. In an era of wearing light hikers and trail running shoes, as I have lately, I can honestly recommend these to anyone needing more support. They were comfortable out of the box, true to size, bloke in VERY quickly, American made, and can be resoled. It is hard for me to not wear these boots. This boot is an investment. I recommend them without reservation.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding It's taken me a while to finally purchase these boots. The cost and whether I'd be able to use them for their intended purpose were factors. Being that my professional life is basically a cubicle pilot. But, also being prior military, I do have experience with the Danner brands Arcadia military boot. These boots are worth every penny. The break in period was very short. The leather is excellent. The soles provide unparalleled protection. You don't feel the ground, rocks, etc. Used in the Northern Arizona environment. Mixture of rock, snow, ice and water. They are not as heavy as anticipated.This is a boot for life. Over....
Date published: 2016-04-03
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What is the manufacturers recommended way to treat, maintain and especially waterproof these boots?

Asked by: ThickSocks
Their answer is rather extensive. To view, please go to their web site, and click on "Support" at the bottom of any page. Then, click on "How to care for boots."
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-30

I wear an 10 in Merrell Boots. Is this size right? I have a bit of a foot wide. Should I choose Wide? What is the difference between D and EE size?

Asked by: sky11
Based on feedback, these boots run true to length. If you are a 10 in Merrell, we recommend ordering a 10 in these. These boots have a more narrow fit. If you have a wider foot we recommend ordering the wide size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-30

Are these boots resoleable?

Asked by: Joe in Missouri
Yes, Danner can "recraft" them. See "recrafting" on the Danner web site.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-30
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