Danner Crater Rim Boot

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Danner Crater Rim Boot
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FEATURES of the Danner Men's Crater Rim Boot.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Danner Men's Crater Rim Boot.


  • D-ring hardware and lace-to-toe design for secure fit


  • Nylon linings wick moisture away for extended comfort while on the trail

Support and Cushioning:

  • Shock-absorbent EVA midsoles provide support and cushioning; polyurethane footbeds offer lightweight support
  • Cushioning PU foot bed

Weather and Wind:

  • Gore-Tex® waterproof liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping them dry and comfortable
  • 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining
  • Waterproof nubuck leather uppers stand up to wear and tear on the trail; 360° abrasion-resistant Vibram rubber rands protect boots from scuffs

Traction and Grip:

  • Vibram Bifi da outsole for superior traction in rugged environments
  • Vibram Bifida rubber outsoles on the Danner Crater Rim GTX hiking boots provide superior traction


  • Made in the USA


  • Walking heel
  • Round toe
  • Fiberglass shanks provide torsional rigidity and stability on uneven terrain
  • The Crater Rim GTX hiking boots are the 2012 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year award winner in the Trail Shoe Category
  • 6" shaft height

These Crater Rim Hiking Boots by Danner were hand crafted in Portland, Oregon and they are the winners of Outside Magazine's 2012 Gear of the Year! They are 100% waterproof with a breathable GORE-TEX liner. The cushioning PU footbed in combination with the D-ring hardware and lace-to-toe design allows for quality comfort and fit. The 360 degree rand is abrasion resistant and works with the Vibram Bifida outsole which provides superior traction in rugged ascending and descending terrain.


Built for extended backpacking trips or day-long adventures, the Danner Crater Rim GTX hiking boots offer amazing comfort for your backcountry adventures.

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Average footwear weight (pair):3 lbs. 10 oz.
Danner fit tip:the Danner Crater Rim boots offer a wider fit in the regular width; wide width is a true wide
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Over-the-ankle
Heel Type:Walking
Lining:Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
Outsole:Vibram rubber
Support:Fiberglass shank
Technology Features:Waterproof
Toe Type:Round
Upper:Nubuck leather/Vibram rubber rand
Upper Material:Leather
Weight:58 oz
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Danner Crater Rim Boot Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

These are excellent boots!

These boots are worth the price tag. they have superior construction, thick vibram soles, and an overall bombproof feel. my feet feel GREAT in them.
Personally I scorn the reviewer(s) who write of this--or any--boot's inferiority because it didn't fit that person's feet. You'll see this sort of comment in nearly every worthwhile boot out there, whether it be Asolo, Lowa, etc. It seems people don't know some boots run narrower than others.
Please note that: 1) not all boots are made for the same width of human foot, and 2) Danner boots are made for wider feet. Occasionally you'll see reviews from customers who wrote that the boot didn't fit right, and they give it a poor rating when actually the boot construction and performance merits a higher rating.
The people at REI are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about matching feet and boot widths--you should ask.
I'm an overweight trucker and I use these for exercise and general mobility. The ankle support is phenomenal--even going downhill, my feet don't slip forward inside the boot--and the assurance these boots give of every step is pure comfort.
These Danner Crater Rim boots took a month of casual usage to break them in, because the uppers are stiff and made of thicker leather than boots that run at $150. Those less-expensive boots break in faster, yet they also wear out quicker, usually because they're paired with a less-expensive sole.
Not these boots! Again, they're very well made (on the inside too!) with high-quality materials, and I am so very glad for the chance to rave about them.
tom the trucker at REI on 09/09/2013

Crater Rim seems like a bomb proof boot.

I use this boot for hiking on rough trails and scrambling in the mountains. They have excellent support of feet and ankles. They work well for me on both steep uphill or downhill. As a bonus the traction is very good. I haven't had them long enough to attest to their durability, but am quite confident they are going to last a long, long time. Now is not the right season but I am sure they would work well with crampons or snow shoes.
iron1737 at REI on 06/06/2013


I took these on a two day hike right out of the box. Your supposed to break them in but I had no problems out of them. I got the Wides and I beilive that was the best choice seeing how some say the boot runs narrow. They are extremly comfortable and perfectly water proof. I love these boots!
Luke the Explorer at REI on 11/11/2013

A little narrow for me

This boot appeared to be very well made but just did not fit my foot. I have never needed a wide shoe in the past but actually ended up buying a wide boot other than this one.
SGRinMO at REI on 03/03/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I like American made goods.

I've owned these boots for almost a month and have already put over 100 miles on them. Both heels are showing signs of wear as the hiking here in Sitka is quite rocky. My biggest complaint about these boots is the lacing system. It has 6 eyelets and only 1 hook at the top. It's very hard to get them snug at the ankle. If Danner would change the lacing system I would keep these in a heartbeat. As presently configured I will probably bring them back in to REI when I'm in Anchorage in January 2014.
Al the Dog Lover at REI on 11/11/2013