Packing over 30 years of hiking boot greatness, these Danner boots are the classic leather walking boot that set the standard for all boots since. As seen in the the 2014 film WILD, based on the New York Times best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed.
You may find you need to size down by a half a size for the best fit. We’d recommend contacting us if you need advice on sizing or if possible coming in store to try them out. The fit is based on Danner’s popular 650 style, offering the most universal fit for everyday wear, with ample room through the toe box without compromising on support or stability.
Every pair of the Mountain Light is still built by hand in their Portland, Oregon factory - made from hard wearing full-grain leather, on top of Vibram Kletterlift outsoles and with a waterproof GORE-TEX liner. The result of this craft is a classic design that provides unmatched comfort and support for walking of all levels.
Danner put their leather though a full range of tests to ensure that their full-grains are the strongest and most durable leathers for their boots. The one-piece design of the leather upper eliminates any opening in the tongue area to keep debris and water out, and also creates the classic hiking boot shape and finish with minimal seams. For additional water resistance the boots have a GORE-TEX liner, meaning no water gets in whilst allowing sweat and moisture to get out.
On the under side, the Vibram Kletterlift outsole is designed for comfort and durability - the heel provides shock absorption, with a rubber compound that guarantees great traction and stability in all conditions. Connecting everything, Danner’s legendary stitchdown construction allows for a wider platform and offers increased stability underfoot.
- Weight: 462 oz per pair
- Height: 5"
- Insulated: No
- Colour: Brown
- Shank: Fiberglass
- Waterproof: No
- Liner: GORE-TEX
- Outsole: Vibram Kletterlift
- Recraftable: Yes
- Made in USA
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Charles Danner opened the doors of Danner Shoe Mfg. Company in the old logging town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with twelve employees to build affordable, handcrafted work boots. In the 1960’s they recognised the cultural shift towards activities in the outdoors like hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing becoming America’s only domestic manufacturer of walking boots.
Building on nearly a century of traditions and high standards of quality originally instilled by their founder, Danner continue to design and manufacture a complete line of hiking, hunting, uniform, work and lifestyle boots in their world-class factory in Portland, Oregon, USA.