Updates to Danner Radical 452

  • The Radical 452 is designed as a light yet tough hiking boot ready for adventures. Its nubuck-and-nylon upper is lined with a Gore-Tex laminate to amplify trail protection. Auxiliary features include a scuff-proof toe cap, lace-up closure, and heel pull loop.
  • This Danner hiking boot sports the Terra Force Platform. It is a lightweight support system underfoot which includes an internal and external shank, insole board, and a midsole. An EVA footbed enhances comfort.
  • The Radical 452 carries the brand’s very own Boulder TF outsole. It provides grip on most types of terrain.

Size and fit

The Danner men’s Radical 452 GTX outdoor boot is offered in whole and half sizes. It also comes in standard (D) and wide (EE) widths. It is shaped using the 850 last which grants a true-to-size fit and a roomy toe box. The traditional lacing system of this footgear permits customization of fit.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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; 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.

Upper

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.

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 maintains the upright position of the tongue while the pull tab at the back assists in on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 652g
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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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.