Go ahead—get your lugs dirty.
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
- Q & A
- 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.
What is the width?