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Danner - Explorer 650 Hiking Boot - Men's

Danner Explorer 650 Hiking Boot - Men's

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$132.99 Original price:$189.95
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Item #DAN002Q




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
leather, nylon
Danner Dry
Danner Dry
Vibram SPE
Vibram Escape
Shaft Height:
Claimed Weight:
4lb 2oz
Recommended Use:
hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Explorer 650 Hiking Boot

Ever since Danner first started making footwear in 1932, their devotion to quality has been unwavering, and the Explorer Men's 650 Hiking Boot fits well into that legacy. Made from the company's full-grain oiled leather coupled with a high-grade nylon, the 650 is abrasion-resistant and shrugs off rock, mud, and the all the usual suspects you're likely to encounter on the trail. Plus, the boot includes Danner Dry technology, which keeps moisture out while allowing your sweaty feet to breathe and purge some of the stink so your tent mates don't mutiny and make you sleep out in the open. Supplement all that with the trail-slaying Vibram Escape outsole, and you've got a waterproof hiker that sure isn't afraid to get it's lugs dirty.

  • A rugged boot for hiking and backpacking
  • Full-grain leather and nylon upper is super durable
  • Danner Dry tech keeps your feet unsaturated
  • Ortholite footbed provides cushioning and support
  • Vibram midsole increases lifetime of boot
  • Vibram Escape outsole for gripping wet or dry terrain

Comfortable but very weak.

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

I've had these for about a year and a half and they're almost trashed. The waterproof liner is terrible. It has never breathed much, and caused my feet to sweat like crazy. And now that they're all beat up, it's no longer waterproof at all - and yet, still won't breathe. The boots are crazy comfortable though. Maybe if they made them without the liner as just summer boots, they might be great. But as is, they're just not good for anything. Maybe decent winter boots, but then they don't have any insulation. Who knows!?

True to size though and they're really good looking. Great coffee shop hiker boots! Ha.

Stylish boots!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

Suuuper light. No need for break-in at all! Slick design and a great fashion piece if need be. Haven't hiked in them yet but I've walked around the city aplenty with them on!

I only wish the little metal hooks for the laces near the top were a bit more reliable - the laces often come off when tying them at that part of the boot. Otherwise, an awesome product!

Great boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

I wear these boots everyday for work. I love how comfortable and light weight they. The only criticism is the right boot sole that turns up onto the toe box is starting to de-laminate after 3 weeks of wear. Other than that I love them.

To Benjamin's point regarding the eyelet problem - I was experiencing a similar discomfort at first. I found it to be the overlapping materials inside the boot that prevents water and other things from getting into the foot bed. I simply tied them a little looser in this area and after a week of breaking them in the issue subsided. Now I dont feel it at all.

Looks great but HURTS

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11.5

I think the boots look great. I took them on an 18 mile hike out of the box and they worked okay - very lightweight and comfortable enough, but towards the end of the hike I started to get some pain in the front of my shin where one of the lace eyelets was rubbing. A couple weeks later I took them up half dome and almost couldn't get back down, as it had rubbed again badly. My shin was swollen and bruised just from the eyelet and I couldn't even put the boots back on that trip. Just putting them on and wearing around the house now, I can feel the pressure. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend them. They look great, but man they make it tough to hike.


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