Danner Men’s Acadia 8” Boot Review

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These narrow and sturdy boots provide fitting boots for dealing with harsh terrain and wet weather

The Danner Men’s Acadia 8” Boot gives the wearer excellent support and stability due to the company’s famous stitch down construction 8” and the waterproof nature of the boots makes them excellently suited for spending multiple hours outside in wet conditions

Longevity
10
Comfort
9
Support
9
Style
8
Grip
9
Protection
8
PROS
  • Good ankle support
  • Excellent traction
  • Sturdy
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Waterproof and still breathable
  • Tight and supportive fit
  • Non-metallic protective toe
CONS
  • Quite heavy
  • Soles are uncomfortable (in some people’s opinion)
  • Takes a long time to properly break in and mold to your feet
  • Laces are not brilliant quality
  • Poor arch support
  • Not insulated
  • Protective toe is non-metallic meaning that, despite their heavy weight, these boots are not the strongest protection against heavy machinery sharp objects and other, very large hazards
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Although Danner makes it reasonably expensive these police boots will be with you for a long time; they are highly durable and made of good quality leather and nylon to ensure their snug fit and ensuring that they last. They can be used for a range of purposes and although not at the top comfort factor, they still keep your feet reasonably comfortable and 100% dry due to the sophisticated waterproof lining

Sectors they are suited for

  • Everyday – work well in all conditions, keeping your feet cool because of the breathable membrane, but also keeping your feet dry with the waterproof GORE-TEX lining. Coupled with the strong ankle support and the resistance of the lining, these boots keep your stable over harsh terrain and do not show many signs of wear.
  • Heavy Loads – Certified with a Non-Metallic safety toe these boots do provide protection to your feet, enabling you to be around heavy loads. However, since they are not metallic, they are not advisable to be worn around heavy machinery or sharp objects.
  • Cold – Because of the narrow nature of the boots, they trap heat and keep your feet warm.
  • Wet conditions – They are classed as a 100% waterproof and breathable, due to the GORE-TEX lining, preventing any water entering but allowing sweat and moisture to get out. Furthermore, the rubber compound provides great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces.

These boots come with numerous features to make them the perfect fit for various outdoor activities. They are made of a combination of 1000 Deiner nylon and full grain leather, making them exceedingly durable and long lasting. The outer layer of the boots also

The outer layer of the boots also has a GORE-TEX waterproof lining which supplies complete water protection but maintains a breathable atmosphere for your feet. The Vibram Kletterlift outsole is specially designed for comfort and durability as the heel provides brilliant shock absorption and the rubber compound soles

The Vibram Kletterlift outsole is specially designed for comfort and durability as the heel provides brilliant shock absorption and the rubber compound soles give excellent grip and traction on even the most slippy surfaces.

The Stitchdown construction is handcrafted to provide a wider platform, increased stability, and the option for it to be recrafted and serviced, tailored to the individual buyer’s needs. The shank of the boot (part of the

The shank of the boot (part of the support structure between the insole and outsole) is made of fiberglass to provide support by diminishing the load incurred by the wearer’s feet and calves whilst walking on uneven terrain.

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Size and Fitting

The 650 last offers a sleek, slender profile with a more narrow fit. Boots with this kind of last tend to fit that narrower foot and so if you do have wider feet, it is recommended to order an “EE” (wide) size. The narrow build of these boots ensure a cozy fit and provide plenty of structure and support to all the crucial areas for your feet and ankles. The standard size (Size 8 D(M)) weighs approximately 9.8 pounds and the shaft measures around 8 inches from the arch. The heel measures about 1 ¼ inches and the platform

The narrow build of these boots ensure a cozy fit and provide plenty of structure and support to all the crucial areas for your feet and ankles. The standard size (Size 8 D(M)) weighs approximately 9.8 pounds and the shaft measures around 8 inches from the arch. The heel measures about 1 ¼ inches and the platform are about ¾ inches. The boot opening is approximately 10 inches round and can be tightened with the laces to ensure the snuggest and most supporting fit.

Cost / Quality

These boots are at the more expensive end of long lasting outdoor boots, priced at approximately $300. Many people find them very long lasting and the high-quality combination of leather and nylon gives them a polished and tough demeanor.

The material makes them resistant to scratches and scrapes and they are very easy to clean, meaning that as well as providing excellent support for the feet, they look stylish and can be worn to almost any outdoor activity. The Danner company clearly cares about both their boots and customers as they offer a recrafting service in the Danner’s Portland factory to keep your boots fully functioning and looking polished.

Insider Tips

1The Danner customer service is absolutely excellent; they obviously prioritise giving first-class customer service. A previous customer who had bought these boots from a third party amazon seller was refusing to exchange the boots and so the customer contacted Danner, even though he had not directly purchased from them, and they were willing to buy back their product. They replied very speedily, within 12 hours and 6 days later a new pair had arrived, complete with a complimentary pair of their $40 wool socks
2These boots have no conventional insole, only coming with an arch support insert. Because of this, some buyers have said that the soles are uncomfortable and though there is no doubt that they are very durable and supportive, the soles and edges of the boots would greatly benefit from some additional padding or cushioning to make wearing them a more pleasant experience
3These boots have an excellent framework, giving the necessary support to all the key areas, including the arch, ankle and the toes. Even after 15 years of constant use, the boots are still in a reasonable condition and work well on various different surfaces, providing strong grip and anchored support
4It is prudent to note that these boots were definitely designed with narrow, smaller feet in mind as they have a small boot opening (about 10”) and are just generally built to a narrow scale. It is strongly recommended that you purchase half a size larger or a wide (“EE”) size if you have large feet
5When buying these boots, you need to strongly consider buying replacement laces as they are potentially the worst part of the boot since the quality of the laces is nothing like the high quality of the remainder of the boot. In addition, the eyelet flaps are quite long, meaning they touch when the laces cinched down.

Do these boots have a removable insert?

These boots have removable inserts but the main function of them is to circulate air throughout the boots. The inserts themselves offer very little arch support although the standard inserts are reasonably comfortable

How stretchy is the material?

The boots really do not stretch much, if at all. Even after almost a decade of use, they are almost as firm as a new pair

Are they waterproof?

Yes, these boots will most definitely keep the rain out and still, at the same time, are breathable for your feet.

Will they set a metal detector off?

Yes, they will. Despite not having a metal toe, these boots have metal eyelets which means that they will trigger a metal detector easily.

Will they set a metal detector off?

Yes, they will. Despite not having a metal toe, these boots have metal eyelets which means that they will trigger a metal detector easily.

Are these boots re-soleable?

Yes, they can be resoled and furthermore, they can be sent for recrafting at the Danner Portland Factory to majorly extend their life.

In conclusion, these boots are highly waterproof, long lasting and stylish. They are well designed to provide support and shock absorption to your feet and contain removable insoles which can be added for more support/comfort.

The key areas of concern regarding these boots are the laces and the comfort. There is a mixed opinion on the boots comfort, but many find the insoles hard and unforgiving on your feet.

One of the best selling points of these boots is actually the exemplary customer service that they offer, including the recrafting services the offer to further extend the life of the boots. Furthermore, extra accessories can be purchased to care for your boots and keep them in good working condition

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