Rooster Review: Danner Sharptail with Rear Zipper

83922765-331b-43c8-b6a9-b09ebbe091e7 Hi, I’m Bob.
I’m 42 years old and sometimes have to shop for my boots in the kid’s section.
I wear size 7 boots and shoes.
Yes, size 7. Yes, really.
Go ahead and [Insert your best joke here].
 
As you can imagine, it can sometimes be a challenge to find a badass hunting boot . . . in a size 7. That was true as I searched Danner’s website for a pair of size 7s in advance of this year’s Rooster Road Trip. Enter Danner’s new Sharptail boot with a rear zipper. My entire life, I’ve been a lace ‘em up tight kind of a guy. Probably because my feet are actually 6 ½’s not 7s, but trying to find 6 ½s is just an absurd challenge. Anyway, as a laces guy, I was pretty iffy on trying a zip-up hunting boot. In fact, I’ve never owned a pair of shoes without laces. Actually, that’s not true. A few years ago, I purchased a pair of cowboy boots. I’ve worn them one time and couldn’t help but feeling like Woody from Toy Story. They’ve never seen the light of day since.
 
Okay, enough of the self-deprecation. The flat out truth is from the moment I slipped these Danner Sharptails on and zipped up the back, I’ve been hooked. They’ve covered miles of Oklahoma’s sand sage prairie, they’ve cut through the tall grass of Kansas, and I’ve come out the other side of Nebraska’s bluestem sea without a single blister worse for the wear. Tomorrow, I’ll put them to the test across Nebraska’s Sandhills. I’ll slip them on and zip ‘em up. Bird hunting business in the front, slip on comfort in the back. Available in size 7 all the way up to Shaq-esque 16s. Zip it and let’s hunt!
 
Danner Sharptail Rear Zip 10” Dark Brown:
  • Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 10" from arch
  • Waterproof hunting boot with full-grain leather and nylon upper featuring rear zip closure and harness-style buckle
  • OrthoLite footbed
  • Thermoplastic PU Shank
 
- Bob St.Pierre, Rooster Road Trip 2016
 
 
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Bob St.Pierre is Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Vice President of Marketing. Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre and listen to Bob and Billy Hildebrand every Saturday morning on FAN Outdoors radio on KFAN FM100.3.