I only have a few things to say... First off, I have to say that these have the BEST boots I have EVER warn!!! I am currently deployed to Khost Proviance, Afghanistan and I have warn these boots every where! Mountains, roads, rivers, and if you know Afghanistan you know how rocky it can be! And these boots have been more than comfortable! The have been AMAZING!!! I am going to order another pair for when I re-deploy. Two thumbs up for Danner!!!! FISTDEEP!!
The day I got these boots I went on a 5k run with I.B.A., with plates. No blisters or hot spots. Boots provide good support and more traction than I would have expected for a low profile sole.
Boots are extremely lightweight and breathable on par with Alatama C-4. They outperform the C-4 trainer in regards to traction and ankle support and look to be more durable in the upper as these are designed to be mission capable as opposed to a training boot.
Boots feel and perform like a minimalist 4mm drop running shoe, that is there is not a high rise heel which puts your foot in a more neutral and natural position.
I've only had them for a week , so can't comment on durability but they are Danner so I'm not too worried.