These, like many Danners are incredible boots. I have worn boots over the years from basic inexpensive ones like Hi-Tec, Solomon, Rocky, Carolina, Vasque, Timberland and many more to high-end boots like Kenetrek, Meindl, Lowa and Sportiva. While the high-end boots are great at what they do many of them today are the bonded soles and very purpose built and always concerned with weight (for wimps I guess), not making them a good choice for everyday footware but great for their intended purpose. The less expensive boots, except for maybe Carolina are not built well anymore, do not last long and do not provide proper support for long Especially the ones that went the way of fashion over function like Timberland.
I use to do a lot of multiday hikes, often being out for a week or more at a time with nothing more than an 80# pack and the cloths I was wearing. Then I often used purpose built boots that were only used for such outings. I would try and find less expensive boots that were as well made and comfortable f