DANNER USMC TROPICAL BOOT
Provengo and Danner worked directly with the United States Marine Corps over the course of five years to perfect the functionality of the Tropical Boot. The boot design has been modified based on feedback from field tests and user evaluation.
The USMC Tropical Boot contract was awarded to Provengo in 2019 with a complete contract value over $13M+. Provengo continues to deliver Tropical Boots to the USMC with future option years remaining.
Designed to withstand extreme tropical environments, they have become a favorite with Marines over the past 3 years.
- USMC Certified with Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA)
- Made in the USA (Berry Compliant)
- Durable, nubuck leather upper with lightweight 1000 denier nylon
- Breathable, moisture-wicking mesh lining for hot weather
- Speed lacing system for secure, enhanced athletic fit
- Pull tab for easy on
- Cushion Element PU footbed designed to optimize airflow and drainage underfoot while reducing water absorption in wet environments
- Exclusive Vibram Panama outsole with unique lug design increases traction and ensures debris release in rough conditions
- Jungle Boot
Looking at them at first site is a beauty. Not only the appearance but the material, light flexible and in a way soft but durable. Unlike the Rocky boot, the sole is great, not too plastic like and stiff. However, the Rocky boot did have more arch support, on the other hand is nothing compared to the way your foot sits inside the boot. It is also a little lighter than the Reckonings. I cannot express this enough, this boot is the most comparable boot in the marine corps. Danner does not let me down. This boot is however, like it is expressed, a jungle boot. and it does that. The only problem that I do have, it sizing on this site. I wear 7.5 wide boot regularly, that is what I expected to get. The sizing is a bit big. Go a half size down from what I recommend. 9/10 best boot.
Update after use
I’ve had these boots for a total of 5 months now and I must say I’m really impressed with them. I’ve put a good amount of miles on them and they’ve held up very well. They still look great and are still very comfortable. I used to have a problem with the insole coming out when I took my foot out but that no longer happens. The only thing I can think of is that part of the sole starting to come off a little but I wouldn’t even count it as a problem because of how small it is.
Danner Tropical boots
Probably the most comfortable boots I’ve worn. With that being said, I still replaced the stock insoles with superfeet. Comfortability aside, the longevity may not be for anyone who will spend a bunch of time in the field. After a week and a half, the sole is already separating. I haven’t seen other reviews with this same issue so soon, so maybe I just got a bad pair, but definitely alarming that they came apart so fast…
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Initial thoughts have been great, as all reviews below state boots are true to size especially if you are coming from some other Danners. Coming from some Reckonings there’s a clear weigh difference between the two even though it may not be a big as someone coming from something like Mojave or MEBs (which are tanks). The comfort is definitely there, probably having to do with the insoles mentioned, especially with the traction lugs on these which definitely take care of issues I was having on the Reckoning always loosing grip on the surfaces you need it most.
Hi! Thank you for your great review. We are glad you are finding more traction and comfort with these boots. Your review is very helpful to others who are on the fence about making the leap to trying these out!
Well designed boot
WHO AM I: I’m a garrison marine in NC. My feet run either wide or more. It rains frequently where I live and my boots soak through often. It also gets hot and humid here. WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR IN A BOOT: Wider toe-box, no to little arch support and fairly light. I wasn't looking for a bunch of support/ cushioning and protection. (Essentially looking for the most not boot boot. Not the MEBs or RATs) WHAT I'M COMPARING WITH: 10EE Reckoning Hot weather (I ordered the same size for the topicals too) WHAT THE BOOT OFFERS: (From toe to heel): Unstructured toe-box. Wider and longer than the reckoning. Reckoning has exactly one thumbs with, whereas this one has 1 1/3 from the end of the boot. (My toes end at the end of the fabric) There is an arch similar, if not the same as the reckoning I don’t run the insoles so I’m not going to comment but they have drainy holes and look cool I guess Fabric top is more comfortable to walk in. there’s less effort/energy into fighting the leather lace to toe versus the reckonings. They have 3 venty holes on the inside and 10 holes on the outside and another 10 by the ball of your foot. These boots don't get hot. Lacing is not as secure as the reckonings because the special *** *** eyelet is missing but it’s not unsecure in any way. There is slight heel slippage but after a while, the heel cup should break in and correct itself. Fabric patterns on the side actually help with ankle stability so you don’t snap your ankles on loose rocks and what not like the reckonings. The tongue is a little crazy. There’s a lot of extra material so you can either not care or fold it real nice when breaking them in so it stays that way, but once it hits the ankle portion, it’s comparable to the reckonings. The pull tab is cool but beware around junior marines. they’re easy to clip things onto it. The sole is the same as the Rockies I presume, (I only own reckonings) and they grip well and don’t have any give which I like. They also lay flat on the ground vs. the reckonings where it has a slight tilt forwards like a running shoe. THINGS I WOULD CHANGE IF I WAS A COBBLER: (the issues are incredibly minor) shorter/wider toe-box; there’s a little too much toe and could be a little wider so you can get a really solid base with your feet around the ankle, all the extra tongue bunches up and has a hard spot, comparable to sitting on the ****** eyelet on the reckonings laces are wiry on such a soft and flexible upper. go buy ones you like if you want. Paracord laces are what I chose NOTE: I might suggest getting a half-size down and getting a wider size if you have non wide feet, it might get rid of the very few problems this boot has. If you’re on the line, just get the same size FINAL THOUGHTS: Even though on paper, this wasn’t the ideal boot, this is hands down the best boot the MC has to offer. It’s light, offers stability without sacrificing mobility and is more comfortable and easier to wear than the reckonings.
WOW! Thanks Mikai for the great review. We had an awesome time reading this and we're sure others will find it helpful as well (and entertaining!). We appreciate it. Enjoy your new boots!