I wore danner boots when I was in the Marines so I've always liked them. I would just wear them casually as a winter boot. They're on the heavy side for anything else for me. Sorry sean. I actually like them. I don't really fit your description either.
Danner is one of those companies that still makes some of their boots in the USA. Quality company. Couldn't give you a review on these particular boots. I have others that I love and have used for off trail mountaineering with good success.