When it comes to hiking boots, there aren’t many brands holding a candle to Danner, and so has been the case for decades. In this scenario, it is nine specific decades, as the heritage clothier has released the 90th-anniversary edition of its iconic Mountain Trail silhouette.
In light of this jubilee, the brand decided to implement premium elements from top to bottom. Starting with the robust, one-piece Horween Chromexcel leather upper, it’s comfortable, durable, and meant to develop an eye-catching patina over time, giving it that fully natural aesthetic you look for in a good pair of stompers. Plus, they are neighbored by a couple of lace options — red and green — allowing you to show off your outdoor expertise with a touch of seasonal flair.
In addition to its debris-eliminating upper, the boot sits atop a Vibram Roccia outsole with an identical tread pattern to the Mountain Trail’s but weighs substantially less, thanks to the consistent partner brand’s Newflex tech. Unsurprisingly, the enhanced silhouette still boasts Danner’s signature stitch-down construction for optimized stability. As always, the 90th Anniversary iteration is crafted right here in the states, as has been the case for nearly 100 years.
The celebratory Mountain Trail 90th Anniversary Edition is available on Danner’s webshop for $440.