Danner Light 40th Anniversary Review!

40 years ago Danner created the Danner Light boot using the now famous waterproof, breathable membrane GORE-TEX. These boots honour the anniversary of this with a black and timber colour-way of the iconic boot.

Made in USA
Full grain leather uppers
Nylon panels
Waterproof, gore-tex lining
Spare laces
Vibram outsole
Wide EE fit

Danner Boots – Video Transcript:

How are the Danner Boot Constructed?

The bottom of the boot is constructed from full grain leather. The leather feels really tough and quite sturdy. It has a demi tightly woven nylon which gives a rough and tough feel which will prevent holes and tears. The boot is complemented with a dark brown upper leather which contrasts with the black colour way at the bottom.

How is the Outsole Constructed?

The outsole is constructed from Vibram which gives a good grip on the soles. Danner uses stitch down construction which means it is easy to replace the outsole and makes the boots sturdier than what they are.

How is the Inside of the boot Constructed?

The boot comes with Airthotic removable insole. The benefits of having these insoles is that it draws the sweat away from your foot and allows your feet to breathe. It just gives you the extra bit of comfort in the boot. These insoles are comfortable and give you that extra bit of support on the heel rather than a regular insole would.

The inside of the boot is crafted with Gore-tex lining which means the boots are 100% waterproof, which means they draw the moisture out without letting the moisture in.

What is the detailing to the boots?

The black laces compliment the boots really well and they have a copper finishing to the eyelets hooks on the top so that you can really secure the laces tightly.

What is a fit of the boots?

The boots are a double e fit. They aren’t the widest boots but they give you that support. A G wider fitting is more preferable. But a double e in a hiking boot is beneficial because they will give you that extra support when wearing them especially walking downhill.

When buying Danner boots always go for your true size as you may wear slightly thicker socks with them and you have the insole so you don’t have that need to go half a size down. Generally they feel quite true to size.

How do they feel when you put them on?

The tongue is stitched at the top so it keeps all the mud on the outside if you’re walking around the countryside. The construction on the stitching of the tongue is beneficial as it just holds your foot right up there and supports your foot better. Moreover, having the hooks at the top really allows you to tighten the boots and gives you the full support. They don’t need much breaking into as they are comfortable as they are. If you like a snug feel to your shoes then these are perfect as they are not really wide. However, they will eventually widen up a bit after wearing them once or twice.


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