Having taken trips all over the world — from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the mountain steppes of Nepal — Roark is a brand firmly-rooted in travel. Key to every one of those adventures has been Danner’s dependable boots — iconic footwear that is as functional as it is fashion-forward. For its most recent journey, Roark approached Danner for a collaboration that could walk the city streets yet rough it up in the Alaskan wilderness.
Out of their joint effort comes a pair of boots and a jacket combining premium American-made build quality with a slew of staple performance elements. For instance, the Roark x Danner Ridge boot features a suede upper with full-grain Horween leather panels — a package that’s both extremely durable and also incredibly handsome. What’s more, they include a 100% waterproof GORE-TEX liner and a Vibram Sierra outsole for superior wet weather capability. And when it comes to the Danner x Roark Axeman jacket, the brands spared no expense. With a construction made from heavy-duty boot-grade waxed canvas and leather, it’s Roark’s most bulletproof jacket to date. Lined with warm sherpa lining, it makes for a cozy companion too. Available now, the boots and jacket cost $380 and $375 respectively.