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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I have already done my research and read up here on the forum about the Danner Arcadia boots, enough to know that I want to stop being a cheap-skate and get a pair.  I'm tired of spend $100 a year on a new pair of boots.


A little about my climate conditions: Where I'm at in PA it can get get hot and very humid during the summer 90s+ temp and 80%+ humidity.  However, it can also get pretty cold in the winter.  Today for example, beofre the windchill is factored in it is 16 degrees out. 


My feet can and do get hot & sweaty in the summer and easily cold in the winter (i'm told this is due to bad circulation).


With all that said my question to those of you who have Danner Arcadias is this:    What level of insulation do/would you recommend? Uninsulated, 200g, or 400g thinsulate?  If i can I would like to avoid having to get two pair (winter & summer pair) as I am not a rich man and the only gear reimbursement I get is in the form of a deduction on my taxes.


Thanks in advance for your thoughts and input.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Buy a summer pair. When winter rolls around, wear special warm socks or layer your socks.


Danners are excellent. They don't polish real well.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I love my Danner boots! To me they are very uncomfortable at first but after they are broken in..............like a glove. Much better than Bates. Our agency actually issues them so I have 2 pairs. Sarge, as far as polish it takes a while however you can actually put a shine on the tips and back. It just takes (almost) constant work. Great boot. We wear summers because to get an insulated pair would be like torture here.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

had both bates and danners (in military desert swade) but we in the military called danners the "cadillac" of boots

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I use to wear Rocky's boots and then he axed for them back. My attempt at boot humor.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

 I started wearing Danners a few years ago. I had a pair resoled for about $125 and use them to ride motorcyles. Our temps drop in the teens in the winter and climb as high as 110 in the summer. I change sock types to accomidate temp changes. Best waterproof dyty boots on the market. I use Kiwi Parade Gross and get a decent shine.

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uncledennis1 says ...



I use to wear Rocky's boots and then he axed for them back. My attempt at boot humor.



Sock it to "em Uncle Dennis.   (Boot Sock Humor !)     HeeHeeHee

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uncledennis1 says ...



I use to wear Rocky's boots and then he axed for them back. My attempt at boot humor.



LOL, good one, UncaD. Kinda wrong, but funny.  :)


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

 


Some of the guys here had good luck with the Danners...But they are expensive on East Coast.  They used to be made in Oregon, maybe still!


Danners seem to work best for guys with narrow width feet.


I had some expensive Herman Survivors that sadly didn't hold up in wet weather.


Bates have always worked best for me.


And don't rule out "Carolina" Brand boots....dye them black and polish....Last long time !


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For info, I wear Bates 922's. They are comfy year round. If they are good enough for Navy SEAL BUD/S candidates, they're good enough for me. And they shine very well.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I've been wearing Danner Acadias for my duty boot for several years. I personally wear the uninsulated version all year round, with Smart Wool socks in the winter and an Under Armor wicking sock in the summer. I polish mine with Kiwi Parade Gloss as well, it just takes some work to get a decent base established.


My only complaint is they aren't the best on snow and ice. Other than that, I'm very pleased with their performance. And I've been wearing the same pair now for going on 2 1/2 years without issue.

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

Just a couple of hints.


Make sure you buy the boots and try them on after you've worked at the end of the day because everbodies feet swell at the end of day and this way you make sure they will be comfortable all day long also think about using wool sock year round I find that they are more comfortable and cushioning. If you wear a thick sock wear a pair when you try the boots on as this will affect how they fit.  Hope this helps.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I have been wearing Belleville 700 boots for about 18 months.  The boots have held up great.  I work in central IL and I wear them year around.  Boots are tradtional uniform style, similar to Acadia's.  They're are AMERICAN MADE and can be found for around $150.

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The current boots i'm running are 5.11 ATACs.  On the nights I know I'm going to be outside for a bit I double bag it with two pairs of socks, one thin-ish pair of wool dress socks and one pair of heavy pair of wool hiking or hunting socks and still find my feet getting to cold for comfort.  I typically wear wool socks year round even in the summer as a good light weight pair of wool hiking socks are better than most anything else I have tried for moisture wicking, cushioning, and abrasion resistance.  And, despite what many may think are better than cotton socks any day of the week.  My years of trail hiking have taught me that lesson. 


I'm apprehensive about wearing two pairs of socks with the danners though because I have wide feet and while they do make wide width boots; from what I hear they still aren't as wide as most other wide width boots.  Plus there is a dirrect corralation between them amount of socks I wear and the amount of the laundry my wife make me do. 


If anyone has the 200g thinsulate danners do they seem to be a good middle ground?


I'm not worried about the polishing difficulties i'm a fair-hand with polish.


I really wish my favorite shoe/hiking boot company, KEEN would start makeing duty boots.  KEENs (esp if you have wide feet) are in my opinion hands down one of the most comfortable and well make shoes/boots on the market. 

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

 I have two pair of Danner Acadia. Uninsulated summer 400g winter.  I retired 200g pair I wore those for almost 6 years year round.  I just got another pair of summer boots from Under Armor. They are comfortable and very light weight. They are not however waterproof of even water resistant.  There is an gortex lined version of the boot but I didn't think it was as comfortable.  Other officers been wearing longer than I and say they are pretty durable.  They are more affordable than Danner if you want to try the two boot approach.


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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

bump_in-the-night. How wide are your feets?

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I love Danner's I have several Pair.  When I retired and my Son got a job in the railroad switching cars at night in Chicago, the boots disappeared.  They are fifteen years old, still warm and above all water proof.  He walks about ten miles a night in the yards.

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

I have had the same pair for 12 years worn out 3 soles.  I have the 200gr insulation and they are too hot for July and August.  Soles cost $40-$60.  Still waterproof.