These days, versatility is key. Many of us live much too busy lives to take the time to change our clothing or gear between activities if we don’t have to. The more time we spend on these niceties, the less time we have to do what we love. And while Danner has its fair share of purpose-built footwear, from its iconic work boots and hiking shoes to anything in between, the Portland-based company has also perfected the art of blending utility and style over the course of its 91-year history. Its latest Tramline Chelsea 917 GTX boots are proof, allowing you to do much more throughout your day.
Even the stitching and hardware can be repaired. Part of the brand’s 917 series, which features versatile silhouettes that build on Danner’s heritage-inspired aesthetics but with modern-day innovation, the Tramline Chelsea boots are intended to accompany you on your day’s journey, but with a bit more flexibility than your average lifestyle boot. Whether you’re commuting to work or hitting the trail after the day is done, the Danner-exclusive Vibram 917 outsole sports an XS Trek rubber compound for durability and traction, even when the ground is wet. For comfort and support, the shoe is equipped with a durable EVA midsole from Vibram as well, bolstered even more by the removable OrthoLite footbed on top, made from open-cell polyurethane for better air circulation. And since the shoes are made to be taken anywhere and anywhere, the entire 917 series was made by Danner to be recraftable, which means the soles can be replaced and the uppers can be reconditioned.
Supplementing the top-grain nubuck leather uppers, which are durable yet break in easily, GORE-TEX lining may be the real star here, making these waterproof while providing breathability as well. Available in Roasted Pecan and Major Brown colorways, the style of the shoes is just as versatile, pairing well with just about anything in your wardrobe.
To usher in the fall season, stay prepared with a pair or two of the Tramline Chelsea 917 GTX boot. It’s priced at $210 from Danner’s website.