These boots are manufactured by an American company out of Portland, Oregon. They began producing quality crafted work boots a bit more than 10 years ago and their reputation has been growing ever since. Here, we bring you Danner Quarry Review.
Danner Quarry Review 2021
- Full-Grain Leather Upper
- 100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX liners
- Hyper-strong thread
- Alloy Toe (AT)
We note that these are not 100% American made as some of the boot components are imported, but they are 100% handcrafted in the USA.
They also make work gloves and a leather care product, along with several other boots and shoes for work and play, but these are their best-known work boot and the one that has earned them such a strong reputation.
Danner Quarry USA 8-Inch Work Boot For Men Review – Hard Working Boots
At first glance, these boots look like most any other work boot on the market but don’t let that fool you. On closer inspection, you begin to see some of the design details that leave little doubt that these have been built with an eye toward strength and durability.
These boots are lined with GORE-TEX boot liners that help ensure that they are 100% waterproof because working with wet feet is simply not an option, especially in cold winter weather.
Then they use double and triple stitching at various points on the boot and in the join between the uppers and the lowers. This is further enhanced with a single-piece midsole that adds a serious boost to the life of this boot.
As should be expected from a boot that has been produced for more than 10 years, improvements have been made. This includes a reengineering of the stitching placement to reduce wear and an improved collar liner that helps deliver a more comfortable fit right out of the box.
It’s also been reported that the boot, across the ball of the foot, is slightly wider than the original versions and that seems to help reduce the normal break-in period so they can be worn comfortably with much less work.
The sole of these boots is crafted using the Viram Quarry 90° heel. This sole is oil and slip-resistant, especially given the offset lug design that helps ensure proper grip even in the toughest conditions.
The fit of these boots is snug at the heel, with room at the toe, and with the combinations, the designer’s goal is to provide a boot that affords great control, and a high level of comfort, without sacrificing any measure of either.
Each pair of boots weighs approximately 70 ounces so while not light, they are comfortably carried on the foot during the longest of workdays.
They are 8’ high, giving good protection, even in very muddy conditions.
These are not insulated so working in cold temperatures for extended periods will benefit from wearing a good pair of insulated socks.
These boots come in three shades of leather upper that includes brown, black, and a slightly lighter distressed brown, all classic work boot colors.
They provide excellent traction on slippery terrain and resit oil wicking into the sole of this boot.
The footbed is constructed from OrthoLite and the shank is fashioned from fiberglass.
While comfortable when working indoors, these boots show their full value in outdoor conditions.
Boot sizes start at size 7 and make half-steps up to size 11.5. From these, sizes increase in single increments up to size 15. Widths are standard and wide, across the entire size range.
We have seen a few questionable rating on these boots, particularly since the transition they made to 100% local manufacturing. However, these are few and far between. The vast majority of customers rate these at or near 5 stars.
Danner Quarry For Women – Uncompromising Performance
They employ the same top quality leather, that goes through all of the same 9 quality checks. This ensures these boots live up to the Danner reputations for comfort and durability.
These boots are lined with the same GORE-TEX boot liners that help ensure that they deliver total against water infiltration while still delivering a breathable shoe. Wet feet are one of the biggest complaints on a job site and these boots do a very good job of avoiding that problem.
The same combination of double and triple stitching is employed to ensure durability, along with the same combination of lace eyelets and studs.
All of the same improvements that have been applied to the Men’s boot are applied here. This includes the re-engineered stitching placement that reduces wear and an improved collar liner that helps deliver a more comfortable fit from the first time they are slipped on.
With dozens of reviews, it is nearly unanimous, these boots are well made and perfectly suited for hard work. The only two complaints dealt with size but if you take your normal show size up by half ( normal 7 to 7.5), you should get a boot that fits perfectly.
As mentioned above, the best fit may not be archived with a customer’s normal shoe size. Most customers recommend going a half size larger to get the best possible fit. This seems like a good idea when considering that in cold weather these boots will be slipped over insulated socks.
Each pair of boots weighs approximately 60 ounces so while not light, they certainly aren’t excessively heavy. They should be comfortable even during long days on the job.
They are 7’ high, giving good protection in the wettest of conditions.
These are not insulated. If this boot will be used in cold weather conditions, and an insulated sock is advised.
These boots come in three shades of leather that include brown, black, and a slightly lighter distressed brown, all classic work boot colors.
The soles provide excellent traction and protection against electrical shocks. This means they are well suited to many terrains, many weather conditions, and a wide range of working environments.
The footbed is constructed from OrthoLite and the shank is fashioned from a single piece of reinforced fiberglass.
These boots are designed for the outdoors. They can be comfortable for indoor work but some of the benefits that have been designed in will be lost without taking them into the rough outdoors.
Boot sizes start at size 5 and step up by half sizes to size 9. They also offer a size 10 and size 11. They are all built with a standard width that is most suitable for a woman’s foot.
Having carefully studied the nearly 2 dozen published reviews, and give our own experience, we can confidently recommend these work boots. They will perform well in the harshest environments and with the right care, they should last a good long time.
Danner Quarry – FAQ
How is the fit of these boots?
For men, they are pretty consistent with a normal shoe size but if you add an insulated sock, order a half size larger. For women, we recommend ordering a shoe that is a half size regardless of whether there will be an insulated sock or not.
Are Danner Quarry Boots waterproof?
They are 100% waterproof with a full GORE-TEX lining.
Is this a steel toe boot?
The standard boot is not steel toe. There are upgraded models for both men and women that offer an alloy toe guard.
What type of leather are these made with?
They are full-grain leather boots, with every batch of leather being tested before being accepted.
Some consider these boots a bit heavy, especially when compared to the competition, but a lot of that weight is used to deliver outstanding performance. They aren’t too far out of line either so you shouldn’t need to worry too much about the extra ounce or two.
The bottom line is this. If you need a solid outdoor construction boot, these Danner Quarry boots tick all the right factors that go into delivering a great work boot experience.