Bates Durashock vs Danner Acadia

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

Bates Durashock GTX review by Hardy

This is a great boot! 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 this 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.

Video – Bates Durashock review

Check out the Bates Men’s 8 Inches Durashocks Boot @ Amazon.com

Bates Durashock GTX review by Major Joshua
Had these boots for three years in ROTC, and two years since.

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


The Danner Acadia is made by Danner Boots.

Some people show gratitude to America’s soldiers by saying thanks. We do it by building this boot. Premium leather, weight-saving materials, and stitchdown durability — all handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. Women’s sizes available.

Video – Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review

Check otu the Danner Acadia Uniform Boot @ Amazon.com

Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review by Switchblade
This boot ROCKS! It fits better, works better, and does everything better than it’s ‘ISSUE” non Danner counterpart(They SUCK!). The Danner Acadia 400 Gram Uniform Boot is the bomb diddy. The only thing I could ask for would be a bit more protection over the left boot’s lace/stitch area where my Shifter Peg rubs(I ride a Harley). OVERALL PERFORMANCE: 21 Guns

Video – Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review

Check out the Danner Recon 200 Gram Uniform Boot @ Amazon.com

Desert Acadia 400G Military Boots Review by Major “O”
I wore these boots in the winters of Afghanistan with the US Army. I took a 45 minute ride in a Blackhawk Helo from Kandahar AF out to a base in Helmond province. When we got there the Army guys were about frozen wearing the GI Issue boots. 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.

More Info – Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review
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.

Desert Acadia Boot Details
Made in the USA and Berry compliant
100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable – even in extreme conditions

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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