Danner RAT vs Merrell Sawtooth boot review

Check out the reviews and videos for the Danner RAT vs Merrell Sawtooth and you decide which boot is best for your feet in the field.

Danner RAT Temperate Military Boots Review
The first pair of danners I put on I was impressed with.

As much as I was impressed with that first pair over other boots, I am that much impressed with this pair over those.

I┬áhave read reviews where people said “no break in” before, and thought people were exaggerating.

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I put my foot in these boots, and I could flex my foot in in direction: forward, backward, right, left and they boot just moved with my foot with no discomfort. I could bend down and flex the toe and the supple leather in both the toe and the back of the boot just flexed perfectly with my movement. These are amazing. I tied them as tight as I would a pair of boots a year old and they just moved with my foot perfectly. I can’t emphasis enough how there was absolutely no break in with these boots.

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Not to be redundant, echoing the sentiments of other reviewers…but, truly the best all around boot going. Very comfortable, little to no break in time. The only negative I foresee in regards to these boots is their appearance; they’re beautiful! I’m going to have to muster up the courage at some point, to actually wear these for their intended purpose (heavy field work).

Merrell Men’s Sawtooth Hiking Boot Review
I purchased these boots for the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan. These boots are amazing for the price. Very comfortable. I did a 8 mile foot patrol the day after I received them and did not get a single blister. I did however, replace the insoles that are sold with them. The insoles that come with them are good, but feel “gel-like” and I needed something a lot stiffer for the extremely rocky terrain here. I purchased them about a month ago, and have put over 100 miles on them so far. They have held up very well with only one scratch (from constantine wire). Overall, wonderful boots, would definitely recommend to a friend, as well as, buy them again if I needed to.

Merrell Sawtooth boot review

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Merrell Sawtooth Hiking Boot review
I bought these boot on a recommendation from a coworker. We are both currently active component Army deployed to Afghanistan, and the treads on my last boots wore down rather quickly (6 months). I’ve had these for about a month now, and I believe they are the best pair of boots I’ve owned so far. I used to wear Asolos, and before that, Danners. The day I received thses in the mail, we were called out on a mission that took half the day and well into the night, I had already put these boots on to start breaking them in and had no time to change before the helicopter arrived at the HLZ.

These boots felt comfortable right off the bat. They did need some breaking in, but I hardly noticed at all, the boots were just a bit stiff. The soles by Vibram are definitely a step up from the Asolos I was wearing previously. They grip the rock surface better, and are a bit wider for more surface area. From what I’ve been told they also last longer. The boots also provide sufficient ankle support without being uncomfortable. I have had a chance to test these out on various different terrain, and the only negative I’ve found so far is that they take in water as soon as it reaches the laces. I suppose that’s my fault for not dousing them in waterproof spray as I have always done previously with my other boots. Also, one of the top hooks for the laces has separated from the shoe partially, but it is held on tight by a second rivet, which I suppose is why there are two rivets per lace hook.

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