BUILDING SUPER BOOTS FOR EVERYDAY USAGE: DANNER

Few American boot makers have a pedigree and heritage as robust as Danner. Since 1932, the Portland-based company has crafted the highest-quality boots, which have long been the choice of outdoor adventurers and military servicemen and women.

More recently, the boots have become companions for urban adventurers, whose hikes and missions entail traipsing through ankle-deep snow to the subway and splashing through puddles en route home from the bar. Danner’s new, American-made Portland Select collection of urban-friendly styles takes the same indestructible approach applied to the brand’s more robust boots, with added comfort for everyday use.

In addition to the comfort and good looks, the Portland Select boots also offer uncompromising weather-proofness thanks to either a Gore-Tex lining or 100 percent waterproof Danner Dry lining, depending on boot. Many styles also feature a water-resistant full-grain leather upper. Before constructing a pair of boots, Danner puts their leather hides through a number of tests to ensure quality, and if a hide doesn’t pass the test, it doesn’t end up on the boot. The result is footwear crafted from only the finest materials, guaranteed to last for miles and miles — be it in the forest or on the street, the frontlines or the subway platform edge.

For the Commute

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Danner Light: Uppers made with full-grain leather and nylon and a Vibram Kletterlift outsole makes this lightweight boot both durable and stylish. Perfect for city streets or single-track trekking.

For the Urban Hike

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Mountain Light Cascade Clovis:This is the original Danner mold, reintroduced with contemporary tech — like a waterproof Gore-Tex liner and Vibram outsole. It’s a classic design with an excess of comfort and durability.

For the Rainy Days

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Mountain 600: Venturing out from the Portland Select line, Danner’s new Mountain 600 features a Vibram SPE midsole and Fuga outsole for extensive grip on wet (and dry) surfaces. These lightweight boots are designed for mobility and comfort.


Report by Gear Patrol
Photos by Chase Pellerin