Danner Celebrates 4 Decades Of GORE-TEX With The Light 40th Boot

Sep 10, 2019

Category: Gear

If you’ve been paying any attention to technical garments over the past decade, you’ve likely heard the name GORE-TEX being thrown around seemingly-haphazardly. It’s no secret that the wondrous waterproof membrane has become a mainstay within outdoor attire; but, to the surprise of many, it’s actually been around for quite a while; 50 years, to be exact. Now, to honor four decades of use within its own apparel, as well as to commemorate its very first GORE-TEX-embued boot, Danner has announced the release of the Light 40th — an attractive take on their most iconic hiker.

The Light 40th pays homage to the technical, breathable membrane in the best way possible, combining it with a full-grain leather and 100D nylon upper. To keep wearers stable and safe throughout their journey, the brand has implemented a renowned Vibram Kletterlift outsole, ensuring adequate traction and comfortability over a range of different surfaces. Instead of using heavy steel for support, Danner has opted for a lighter, and more advantageous fiberglass shank, complementing the boot’s dependable stitch-down construction. Needless to say, these handsome hikers are the perfect celebration of GORE-TEX’s introduction to the boot 40 years ago. If you’re interested in acquiring a pair of the limited-edition Light 40th, head to Danner’s website, where they’re listed for sale at $390.

Purchase: $390

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