I've never worn danners or Irish setters but I did a lot of research on boots prior to buying. I eneded up going with Lowas. I've never worn a more comfortable boot ever. My last elk hunt was in a wilderness area that involved 7 miles of hiking a day, some of it moderately steep. They were very supportive of my ankles. I couldn't recommend them more. I've worn them second season Colorado and they were warm enough, and gore-tex lined. The only issue I had was sweating in them... and getting them dry by the next AM. For this reason I had a second pair of boots as a back-up for those AM's when they weren't quite dry.