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    Danner Radical 452 – Hiking Boot Review

    Hiking Boot Rating: 9.0 – Excellent!

    Durable hiking boot with reinforced toe protection and Gore-Tex waterproofing. Great for day hiking and tough enough for long multi-day hikes.

    Quality Ratings:

    1. Weight: 3.2 lbs Fair
    2. Sole: Terra Force Excellent
    3. Upper: Leather Good
    4. Lining Excellent
    5. Sole/Upper Connection Excellent
    6. Insert: Formed Good
    7. Toe Protection Excellent
    8. Lacing Excellent
    9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
    10. Breathability Good
    11. Ankle Support
    Excellent
    12. Value Good

    THE GOOD
    The beefy sole is mated to the leather upper with reinforced stitching which is a rare quality in hiking boots.

    THE BAD
    The Radical 452 is stiff out of the box (especially the sole) and a bit heavy for day hiking. Also, the sole’s traction knobs are short and extra slick in slippery conditions.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    The upper will need a little break in time and the sole is rock solid. The Radical has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) but is a little bit more straight like a Salomon.

    THE PRICE
    List price – $160.00
    Average price – $129.95

    OTHER NOTES
    This boot is in-between hiking and backpacking and some hikers prefer this type of traction when they are on dry groomed conditions.

    Available Sizes: Men’s 7-12, 13, 14

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