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Has anyone used either of these boots?  I tried them both on, and they were both comfortable.  The Grand Slams have slightly more support, but were heavier.  Any comments on these boots?

 

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I have used Danner boots since my military days.  You can't go wrong with anything Danner makes.  I have a pair that I have used since the early 90s and other than being re-soled, they are still going strong.  I don't have the specific boots that you are talking about here.  But, keep this in mind:  the lighter the boot, the less fatigue, and the less support; the heavier the boot, the more support and protection.  Essentially, a lighter boot will allow you walk all day, but you will be a little sore and stiff all the way up into your back.  A heavier, supportive boot can actually tire you out more, but you won't have all the little aches and pains.  A good rule of thumb is if you weigh more than 200lbs, you probably need the extra support of the heavier boot.  This is especially true when talking about running shoes.  When I was in the service, for months, I had terrible knee pain from distance running.  The docter took one look at my Nike Air running shoes and had me switch to New Balance 999s.  I never had a problem again. 

 

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Danners are great. Started with their Lt. Mountain back in the 70's -but they are made for wide feet. Danner's orginal lacing system is what make them great. Stick your foot in lace 2 holes such that the toes are comfortable then tie a square knot which allows the ball of your foot to float in the shoe bed regardless of how tight the rest of the laces are pulled. continue lacing until you reach the ankle break then cross tie this pulls the arch of the foot back into the heel area and the cross tie allows you to vary the tension on the ankle without affecting the tightness around the ankle which then can be loose for hiking or really cranked down for ankle support. I do not like the Pronghorn the mocassin toes do not allow enough torsional rigidity through the shank for serious work. As much as I like Danners I currently use Asolo Gravity (or GTX) and Lowa regular hiking and mountain boots finding them designed for climbing and more serious applications.
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I finally had a chance to look at the Grand Slams.  They are really beefed up Pronghorns, with much more support and sole cushioning.  I went with the grand Slams.  The Pronghorns were light and comfortable, but did not seem to have enogh support and protection, they really are a light boot. 

 

I also have looked at the Asolos and they are probably better climbing boots.  However I think they only come in 6" high boots.  The Lowa are nice too, but their hunting boots go for around $300, and I do not have any local outlet carrying these boots (In California, sporting goods stores for hunting are not all that plentiful). 

 

I used to have the Danner Elk Hunter boot for about 4 years.  My feet flattened out, so I needed another pair of tough hunting/climbing boots.  The Elk Hunters are built on a narrow last, and have a small toe box, which I do not fit in any more.  The pair I gave away was well used in the mountains, and looked like they were hardly used.  I'm sure the Grand Slams will not be quite as tough as the Elk Hunters.

 

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A 30 day stay in Kosovo during early winter proved Danners to me.  I had a pair of Danner Acadia's.  I was one of the only two people who came back to base camp with dry feet.  We were both wearing Danners.  The only time my feet ever got wet was when I fell into a creek up to my shoulders.  My feet were still warm and just a touch wet.  Some guys who didn't fall into the water that weren't wearing Danners were worse off than I was even after falling into the water.

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Plus 1 on Danners. Great boots!!
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Elk hunting=climbing boots. Check the web for REI which has much better prices on Lowa and Asolo and you can order online and send them back if they don't fit. Both brands offer Gortex liners which are essential for dry feet. Why do you need anything above 6"? The lacing on anything higher causes the Achilles tendon to bind  when the shoe is flexed forward which requires the manufacturer to make the flex in the ball of the sole much softer with less support and soreness on long hikes. Backpacking and hiking  boots solve both problems. (mountaineering boots are a different animal). No hunting boot provides the lateral ankle support of a good hiking boot. Ankle and lower leg protection from a higher boot is mostly illusionary, if you need snow protection "gators" work much better. While I respect the military opinion 30 days is a long duck hunt (except the ducks don't shoot back) but am glad that at least that level of equipment was available.
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I've had really good luck with Rocky Kangaroo, on sale for $249 at Cabela's right now.

 

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Very light weight, very comfortable, great traction and they've never once leaked a drop of water.

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I've had a pair of Danners since the mid to late 80's. I can only wear them in the winter (their insulated) Bea coup miles, four or five resoles, & still going strong.

 

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I have the Pronghorns and love them.  So far I've done one elk hunt and one chukkar hunt, and have had absolutely no problems.  Plenty of support, and they're so comfortable it felt like I was wearing tennis shoes.  We'll see what they feel like after a few more seasons, but so far so good.  I wouldn't hesitate recommending them to any of my friends.
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