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SHOT Show: Danner | U.S. PATRIOT NEWS & REVIEWS

When Danner was founded in 1932 they had a staff of five and the country was in the middle of the Great Depression. After just four years in business they moved from Wisconsin to the Pacific Northwest, a move that provided an excellent backdrop for the company’s popular logger boots of 1957 and the hiking boots of the 1960s. Over the years Danner has enjoyed many successes including using Gore-Tex to develop their patented waterproof boots in 1979, their being awarded the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) seal of acceptance in 1992, and becoming the first U.S. shoe manufacturer to earn ISO 9002 certification in 1996 (ISO certifications have to do with a company meeting high international standards for quality, durability, and comfort). Today Danner remains in the Pacific Northwest and has become one of the most well-known names in the military boot industry with a reputation for manufacturing high quality boots capable of withstanding the kind of serious use and abuse doled out by service members in the course of their duties.

I was able to visit the Danner booth at SHOT Show 2015 and take a look at their newest offerings for the coming year, and I’m happy to report some favorite boots that fell out of compliance with the changes of AR-670-1 are now back in compliance thanks to Danner’s hard work.

Danner Tachyon

The Tachyon was the favorite of many soldiers until they were forced to set their beloved boots aside when compliance requirements changed. Danner saw and responded to the need to bring the Tachyon back into compliance, and now you can grab a new pair of these boots – and they’re AR-670-1 compliant. These are lightweight, flexible boots great for training and daily use alike.

Danner Tachyon

Features include:

“The new tan Tachyon is updated to feature genuine rough-out leather and is our lightest AR670-1 compliant military boot. We’ve taken our typical Danner boot and completely overhauled it to take out any and all extra weight without neglecting comfort and performance. Speed lacing and a 3-layer comfort system work together to create a snug, comfortable fit. Most boots in this weight category have a composite rubber outsole but the Tachyon features a true rubber outsole for superior abrasion resistance and traction.” (from Danner)

  • Durable, rough-out leather upper with 500 denier nylon
  • Abrasion resistant toe cap
  • Open cell polyurethane footbed allows for optimal airflow and superior durability
  • EVA midsole for shock absorption
  • Danner® Tachyon rubber outsole features pentagonal lugs for superior surface contact
  • 8″ height
  • 31oz
  • Nylon shank
  • AR 670-1 approved
  • Imported

MSRP: $140.00

Danner Tanicus 8″ Mojave Dry

The Tanicus is designed to keep your feet dry even in the extreme climes of places like the ‘Stan. It’s also fairly lightweight and has some extra padding to make long days on your feet as comfortable as possible. Where the Tachyon is designed for training and daily use stateside, the Tanicus is meant for use in the theater. According to Danner this boot meets AR-670-1 guidelines for “optional wear.”

Danner Tanicus

Features include:

“With the same rough-out leather and rugged nylon that you expect from Danner, we built the Tanicus to be our lightest military boot that is theater ready. Featuring an added layer of cushioning in the midsole and a dampening heel cup, we used a polyurethane footbed to ensure that comfortability won’t break down over time. The breathable, moisture wicking mesh liner keeps you cool in hot climates and the outsole’s pentagonal lug pattern gives you stability in a variety of terrain.” (from Danner)

  • Durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • Waterproof Danner Dry liner pulls moisture away from the foot for greater comfort
  • Cushioning polyurethane footbed
  • Danner Tanicus outsole features pentagonal lugs for a variety of terrain
  • Nylon shank
  • 8” height
  • 45oz
  • Imported

MSRP $140.00

Danner Tanicus 8″ Sage Danner Dry NMT

This boot is the same design as the Tanicus above only with a different toe. From Danner: “Non-metallic toe meets or exceeds ASTM F213-11 M I/75 C/75 standards.”

Danner Tanicus NMT

Features include:

“With the same rough-out leather and rugged nylon that you expect from Danner, we built the Tanicus to be our lightest military boot that is theater ready. Featuring an added layer of cushioning in the midsole and a dampening heel cup, we used a polyurethane footbed to ensure that comfortability won’t break down over time. The breathable, moisture wicking mesh liner keeps you cool in hot climates and the outsole’s pentagonal lug pattern gives you stability in a variety of terrain.” (from Danner)

  • Durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • Waterproof Danner Dry liner pulls moisture away from the foot for greater comfort
  • Cushioning polyurethane footbed
  • Danner Tanicus outsole features pentagonal lugs for a variety of terrain
  • Non-metallic toe meets or exceeds ASTM F213-11 M I/75 C/75 standards
  • Nylon shank
  • 8” height
  • 51oz
  • Imported

MSRP: $150.00

Take a look online:  http://www.danner.com/product/military/tanicus-8-sage-danner-dry-nmt.html 

Danner Desert TFX G3 8″ Tan GTX

This is an updated version of Danner’s original Desert TFX boot with new features including its being lighter weight and having a Vibram outsole and Gore-Tex lining. Made for speed and stability. This boot meets AR-670-1 standards for “optional wear.”

Danner Desert TFX

Features include:

“Designed for speed and constructed for stability, the G3 is built on our lightest weight and most versatile TFX platform, the Danner® TFX-8. Lined in waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® for comfort and protection from the elements. The Desert TFX G3 also features a durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 Denier nylon. The Vibram® Striker® Torrent outsole is designed with a pentagonal pivot point lug pattern for grip in all directions.” (from Danner)

  • Durable, rough-out leather upper with rugged and lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable – even in extreme conditions
  • Variable lacing system and lace garage for secure, glove-like fit
  • Danner® TFX-8 platform is the lightest weight and most versatile TFX® construction, features a cross-stitch design which provides added durability and stability in the lateral toe and medial heel pivot zones
  • Vibram® Striker® Torrent outsole is oil and slip resistant and features a 360 degree pentagonal low lug pattern for grip in all directions, a flex notch design in key pivot areas and a more rugged outer lug pattern which sheds water and provides maximum surface contact
  • Meets AR 670-1 requirement for optional wear
  • Nylon shank
  • 8” height
  • 51 oz
  • Imported

MSRP $170.00

Take a look online: http://www.danner.com/product/military/desert-tfx-g3-8-tan-gtx.html

Danner Desert TFX G3 8″ 400G

This boot is the same design as the TFX listed above with the addition of 400 grams of Thinsulate for cold climates. Meets AR-670-1 standards for “optional wear.”

Danner TFX with 400 grams Thinsulate

Features include:

“Designed for speed and constructed for stability, the G3 is built on our lightest weight and most versatile TFX platform, the Danner® TFX-8. Lined in waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® for comfort and protection from the elements with 400G of Thinsulate Ultra insulation for cold climates. The Desert TFX G3 also features a durable, rough-out leather upper with lightweight 1000 Denier nylon. The Vibram® Striker® Torrent outsole is designed with a pentagonal pivot point lug pattern for grip in all directions.” * (from Danner)

  • Durable, rough-out leather upper with rugged and lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable – even in extreme conditions
  • 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation offer lightweight warmth for those needing protection in cold climates
  • Variable lacing system and lace garage for secure, glove-like fit
  • Danner® TFX-8 platform is the lightest weight and most versatile TFX® construction, features a cross-stitch design which provides added durability and stability in the lateral toe and medial heel pivot zones
  • Vibram® Striker® Torrent outsole is oil and slip resistant and features a 360 degree pentagonal low lug pattern for grip in all directions, a flex notch design in key pivot areas and a more rugged outer lug pattern which sheds water and provides maximum surface contact
  • Meets AR 670-1 requirement for optional wear
  • Nylon shank
  • 8” height
  • 52 oz
  • Imported

MSRP $180.00

Visit Danner’s website: http://www.danner.com/

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Katherine Ainsworth

Katherine is a military and political journalist with a reputation for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred articles. Her career as a writer has immersed her in the military lifestyle and given her unique insights into the various branches of service. She is a firearms aficionado and has years of experience as a K9 SAR handler, and has volunteered with multiple support-our-troops charities for more than a decade. Katherine is passionate about military issues and feels supporting service members should be the top priority for all Americans. Her areas of expertise include the military, politics, history, firearms and canine issues.
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