EDIT: LTR - Danner 453 GTX Boots - Tim Tessier
- Hello Tim,
I'm delighted for you that the boots worked out so much better than
you had initially expected. I have a few small edits. Incorpotae these
and upload at will.
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> I have continued to use these boots throughout the fall and into early
> winter. I have hiked approximately sixty miles
in them since my field
> report. This has been primarily on dry dusty trails as the southern US### EDIT: around
> has been in a drought situation all year. I have found that they have
> become increasingly comfortable over time.
> On Saturday my son and I went into the Great Smoky Mountains National
> Park in western North Carolina. The weather had been rainy on Friday.
> We started at about 3,000 ft (914 m) elevation and hiked 7.2 miles (11.6
> km) into a campsite at approximately 2,200 ft (671 m) elevation. This
> trail crossed several streams and followed a stream bed. The previous
> days rain had made the trails swampy, particularly aound
> crossings.### EDIT: conversion needed
> I don't know what else to tell you, they DID THE JOB, beyond my wildest
> expectations. We hiked 22.5 miles
in two days in conditions that ranged
> from wet to slogging through ankle deep mud, and the boots didn't leak### EDIT: I
> at all.
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> The other note about these boots is that I set them out in the sun to
> dry today. I left them out all day in direct sunlight on a cool 45 F (7
> C) day and let the mud on them dry thoroughly. I then took a standard
> scrub brush and vigorously brushed them all over. The mud came off and
> they look just fine, not like brand new anymore, but certainly ready to
> go back for more.
> Previously, I had commented on the flat step, or lack of a rocker
> motion. Maybe I've just gotten used to the way they feel but I have
> noticed this much less in the last couple of trips. All in all, the
> boots are now quite comfortable. Also, though I'm pushing a 100 miles
> (161 km) in total they are not showing the slightest wear and tear.
> Final Summary
> When I completed my field report I have to say I was not completely sold
> on these boots. Today, however, I think you would have to fight me to
> get me to give them up. They absolutely deliver on everything you
> from a good pair of mid-weight hiking boots.