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    Danner Boots

    I'm looking at the Danner Acadia, just wondering if anyone out there has had experience with them. Also the Recon look pretty good too, any feedback.. positive or negative?

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    Danner is the best boot you will ever buy. I have three pairs. Acadia, Olympic, and Patrol. Perfect fit straight from the box. No break in period. If you do need to soften the leather a bit, mink oil always works. Great choice.
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    too heavy for me, thats just me though. I need a light weight boot. I feel so weighed down during foot chases. Rocky makes a boot similar to Danner that are a hell of alot cheaper and lighter and work just as well. I prefer sidezip boots, man is soo much easier to get in and out of.....

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    Danner has a factory in Portland and we get shoes about half off at the factory store. I even wore a pair af Acadia's as a test subject for a new sole material and design that got scrapped.

    I own a pair of insulated Acadia's and wear them in the winter. The thing that drives me nuts is how easily the rubber gets scraped up and the soles wear down. They are way too expensice to resole.

    I swithched to Nike's All Condition Gear and got a pair of all black mid-top boots with a bootlike tread and weatherproof uppers (sorry I can't remember the name of the model and it's not printed on the shoe). I sprayed a waterproofing agent on them for good measure. They also have a reinforced toe.

    Though they were a beast the first week to break in they are much more confortable and lighter than a Danner boot but less comfortable than a tennis shoe. This is a good thing because there is enough support to do everything a boot does and keep my feet dry during the rainsoaked pacific northwest months. I have had no scuffing/scraping issues and they ckean up real well in the sink. I use a buffing brush to clean the road dust off and never have to polish. These shoes are very low maintenance. I have worn my first pair every day and there is no sign of treadwear. I have been so happy with them that I bought another pair. They were $40 at the Nike Outlet Store (down from $65). Much cheaoer than a $160 Danner.

    And even better.....even the old guys say how cool they look. I think more people woulf buy them if they came in a high top.

    I still keep my Danner's in the locker. When we get back to the really cold days I may switch back, but only after I try wool socks.

    And no...I don't work for Nike...in fact I hate their runing shoes (buy New Balance). I'm just looking for more light weight and durable gear. I already wear 35 pounds worth of gear and feel like the Michelin Man walking down the street.
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    In England most police officers wear Hi-Tec magnums, I don't know if you can buy them in the states but if you can they are a cheap lightweight alternative. The pair I have at the moment i've had for about 3 years.
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    The Acadias are great! I am about to resole one of the pairs I have.... they are THAT good!
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    Thanks for all the advice, I think I'll get a pair as soon as I can get the wife over the sticker shock!! ;)

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    By the way, resoling only costs $45.00. Cheaper than buying a new pair of waterproof boots anywhere.
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    I vote for Ridge Air-Tac's. I wore magnums and they killed my feet. However, I do have screwed up arches. I have orthopedic inserts, but magnums still bothered me.

    Air-Tacs are what our DI calls disco boots, but mine are comfortable.

    To each their own, every one's foot comfort is at a different level.
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