Originating in Portland, Oregon - Danner has been crafting boots with adventure in mind for nearly a century. Comfort, durability and style comes at no surprise with every pair - from lightweight Trail 2650’s to the rugged and tough Mountain Light Boots.
So if you're after a pair but need some guidance in regards to size, this article should set you on the right path. Welcome to the Ultimate Danner Boots Guide.
So if you’re into your hiking, adventuring and mountaineering, (or just really dig the aesthetic) a pair of these will be at the top of your wish list - but what size should you go for?
With the amount of time, thought and effort put in to making a pair of Danner boots, it comes at no surprise that they are pretty spot on with their sizing, however like with any resilient, hard-wearing boots - they might take some breaking in before fitting perfectly.
Urban Industry’s photographers wear Danner’s when shooting on location, scaling the South Downs in some pretty unpredictable but typical English weather conditions and it’s fair to say the Danner’s are more than capable. Both wear their normal size and after just a couple of outings the boots had broken in and became like a second skin, they fit like a glove (or boot).
For an easier breaking in process, the Danner Hike Lightweight Merino Crew Socks are available that boast their seam-free toe design helping in the reduction of bunching and blisters.
If you are looking for comfort straight out of the box, going half a size up may be beneficial, skipping the breaking in stage. But if you want the ultimate fit, go for your usual size and lace up with confidence knowing that you are the proud new owner of one of the leading hiking boots out there.
Urban industry’s owner, Dan, has been an advocate of Danner for a number of years (and not just because of the name). Putting them to the most vigorous of tests, Hiking and Mountain Biking, he can’t recommend them enough.
Danner Trail 2650 3" GTX Shoes
Lightweight, resilient, adaptive and watertight - the Danner Trail 2650 3” GTX is the perfect trainer-like boot, the smart choice for versatility and style.
Danner Explorer 650 6" Boots
Fan of the classics? The Danner Explorer 650 6” is a re-imagined version of the 1979 Danner Light Boot, only this version comes with all the benefits of modern technologies.
Photography: Urban Industry Creative Studio