Danner Mountain 600 Review
Inspired by decades of legendary hiking boots, here we have one of Portlands finest, the Danner Boots. The Mountain 600 brings subtle elements of hiking and comfort for everyday wearability, we’ll take you through the style, construction and fit of the boots.
Danner Mountain 600 Review – Video Transcript:
These are a low profile everyday kind of boot which can also be worn for trekking. However, these are mostly used for walking everyday.
How Are The Danner Boots Constructed?
The boot features a two colour lace option. The Shoe is crafted from a vibram sole and 100% leather full grain upper. Moreover, the boots are also accompanied with a Danner dry which is a 100% waterproof barrier which is similar to gore-tex construction and lets the moisture escape and keeps the feet dry.
How is the outsole and Insole constructed?
It has a smarter full grain black leather up top with the black laces it has a subtle look which can be worn as an everyday shoe. Similar to the gore-tex liner, Danner boots has its own liner which keeps the moisture out but also allows moisture escape at the same time. Initially it is quite similar to the way gore-tex works but its Danner’s in house liner that give you the full support you need. Often you would see that Vibram Soles tend to break down quite quickly but these are quite sturdy and they do last a long time. We have the vibram outersole at the bottom as well which gives a really nice grip especially when you are walking up some rough terrain. The tongue of the boots is stitched up and has that Danner dry material in the inside so no moisture will be getting in from the top.
What is the fit of the boots?
These boots are a D fit which is a little bit slimmer than what Danner uses which is usually a double EE fit. However, these still appear to look quite wide.
How do they feel when you put them on?
The Boots have a Ortholite insole which is easily removable. The boots come up true to size if you like the snug feel. However, it would be preferable to go up half a size to get a normal comfortable feel. Its great having the hooks up at the top to really tighten the boots up and it just gives you that extra bit of comfort and snug feel when you have them tightened. They are a ready to wear pair of boots and the sole makes a big difference and the footbed is extremely comfortable. It also gives that extra springy feel from that specialised vibram mid sole. You can style them easily with a pair of jeans to dress up on a casual day.
Mountain 600 forms a new “performance heritage” category of shoe formulated between the much celebrated boot maker and Vibram. Combing classic Danner style and lightweight innovation the black iteration of the Mountain 600 stands out with a full grain leather upper that is contrasted with the models lace up fastening system and waterproof lining. Sitting upon a Vibram SPE Midsole – which enhances rebound, comfort and support – and a Vibram FUGA Outsole with self adapting Lugs for enhanced grip a Danner Dry waterproof barrier helps enhance performance when up against the elements. Detailed with ten eyelets and four speed hooks Danner branding to the side wall and tongue completes the high quality make up finishing a look that is well suited for casual wear over the coarse of the coming months.