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.

Bates Durashock GTX

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.

Video – Bates Durashock review

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Bates Durashock GTX review
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 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

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Video – Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review

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Desert Acadia 400G Military Boots Review
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.

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.


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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