Bates Durashock vs Danner Acadia Boot Reviews

Check out the boot reviews and videos for the Bates Durashock vs Danner Acadia boots and you make the best choice for your feet.

Both the Bates Durashock and Danner Acadia boots are popular choices among those in law enforcement, military, and other professions that require durable and supportive footwear. However, there are some notable differences between the two boots.

The Bates Durashock boot is known for its comfort and shock-absorbing technology. It features a thick rubber outsole and an EVA midsole that help to reduce the impact of each step. Additionally, the Durashock has a breathable lining that helps to keep feet cool and dry, as well as a removable insole that can be replaced with custom orthotics. Many users praise the Durashock for its all-day comfort and support, even during long shifts or strenuous activity.

On the other hand, the Danner Acadia boot is known for its durability and ruggedness. It features a full-grain leather upper and a Gore-Tex lining that is waterproof and breathable. The Acadia also has a Vibram outsole that provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces. Many users appreciate the Acadia for its ability to withstand harsh conditions and heavy use, as well as its overall quality construction.

Bates Durashock GTX Review

This is a great boot especial if you like the extra ankle support. It’s a little warm if you live in a warm humid climate, but they are very comfortable, solid, good looking boots. Also the stitched soles are great if you know a place that resoles boots, if so the Bates Durashock boot will probably serve you well for many years.

I just tried to take care of them half the time by wiping them down about once a week and making sure they dry out properly. I had the Bates Durashock GTX for 2 years while I was in College ROTC and used them for work for another 2 years after that.

They easily withstand the hardest of terrains and worst of weathers. Very comfortable, very durable; the souls are dang near impervious. these days they are pretty torn up…but hey, after five years they still shine like a sonuvagun.

The Bates Durashock boots keep going and going like the energizer bunny. I would recommend them to any other hard worker or soldier.

Desert Acadia 400G Military Boots Review
I was issued this boot after my first deployment at SEAL Team Four. The Danner Acadia boot is a relatively stiff boot when you first try it on. But after you hike in a few miles and put some boot leather oil on them – they start to soften up.

I also wore these same boots on the John Muir Trail with a 65 lb ruck loaded with tent and food for a week. This boot is super sturdy and I give it a OVERALL PERFORMANCE: 21 Guns.

My feet were nice and warm in my Danner Acadia 400 Gram Uniform Boots. Even with an average sock on. Danner is my one & “ONLY” choice for quality footwear.

Built to serve, the USA-made Desert Acadia has a full-grain leather and 1000 Denier nylon exterior for rugged durability. A GORE-TEX liner provides breathable, waterproof protection. Features a thick, cushioned footbed and a self-cleaning Vibram® Sierra outsole. Danner’s famous stitchdown construction gives the boot a more stable platform underfoot and superior durability. Features 400GThinsulate Ultra Insulation.


Overall, both the Bates Durashock and Danner Acadia boots have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The Durashock is a great choice for those looking for all-day comfort and shock absorption, while the Acadia is ideal for those who need a durable and rugged boot that can handle tough conditions. Ultimately, the best boot for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

Questions from athletes in our gym.

Question: Which one do you prefer, the danner recon vs acadia? Or how about 5.11 apex boots vs danners acadia?

Answer: Try either one out and be the judge for your own feet. I try to go first on how the boot fits and then make sure it is right for your use. You can always add Vibram soles if you need.

Question: What is the Bates model 3140? That is the side zip Bates boot. Check out reviews of the Bates 8 Inches Durashocks Boot model 3140.

This boot is often worn by US Army Special Forces.

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