Who should buy the Danner Radical 452

The Danner Radical 452 GTX outdoor boot was complimented for its satisfactory comfort and supportive build. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a light yet tough hiking boot ready for adventures.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that has a lightweight support system underfoot and comfortable cushioning.
  • Prefer a boot that provides grip on most types of terrain.

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Delivers multi-directional grip on different types of terrain

This mid-cut day hiking boot is equipped with the Danner Boulder TF outsole. The central lugs are designed to deliver multi-directional grip regardless of the type of terrain. The conventional boots on the side of the sole offer stability on bumpy grounds.

Danner Radical 452 durable

Comfortable cushioning and absorbs ground impact

The Danner men’s Radical 452 GTX outdoor boot features the Terra Force Platform. It includes a cushioned midsole which gives underfoot comfort and absorbs ground impact. Underneath the midsole is an external shank for lateral and medial stability.

Danner Radical 452 midsole

Excellent arch support

On top of it is an internal TPU shank for arch support. On the other hand, an insole board helps stabilize each ride, and a removable EVA footbed promotes comfort.

Danner Radical 452 arch support

Flexible and provides protection against outdoor elements

The Danner Radical 452 upper is made of a combination of nubuck leather and 1000 denier nylon. The former reinforces the areas that are more prone to wear while giving it a velvety finish. The latter renders a decent amount of flexibility and protection against outdoor elements. Also, an abrasion-resistant toe cap is added; it serves as a shield from rocks and other obstacles.

Danner Radical 452 upper

Breathable and waterproof

For a breathable and waterproof in-shoe feel, the brand’s designers lined it with a Gore-Tex laminate. It prevents water intrusion while allowing heat and moisture inside to escape. It employs metal eyelets and hooks for fit management. A lace keeper helps maintain the upright position of the tongue while the pull tab at the back assists in on and off.

Danner Radical 452 upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 23oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Danner

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.