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Best Danner Boots Reviewed & Rated for Quality

last updated Dec 22, 2018

Danner Shoe Mfg. Company was started by Charles Danner in the early 1930’s, in Wisconsin, with the simple goal of designing and manufacturing the perfect working boot for the insanely large forestry industry living and working there. The boots that used to be “real proof that a logger was worth his salt…” has since become a bit of a cult classic. The hunting, hiking, uniform, and lifestyle boots made in Portland, Oregon now, are still clearly one of the easiest choices for quality, comfort, and toughness. Let’s head down the logging trail, and pluck the best of the best, from the gigantic pool of classically inspired, and modern made Danner Boots.

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Tachyon 8” GTX
96.5/100 our score
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Fit
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Tachyon 8” GTX
Why is it better?

Gore-Tex Waterproofing

Full Rubber Sole

Premium Quality

Extremely Durable

Full-Grain Leather

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In Depth Review Top 10
  • Tachyon 8” GTX
  • Acadia 8"
  • Mountain Light Cascade
  • Tachyon 8" Coyote
  • Quarry USA
  • Mountain 600
  • Vicious 4.5"
  • Grouse Hunting
  • Bull Run Moc Toe
  • Mountain 600 EnduroWeave
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  • Criteria Used for Evaluation
  • Other Factors to Consider
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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10 Best Danner Boots

1. Tachyon 8” GTX

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.5
Tachyon 8” GTX
Materials
98
Style
93
Fit
97
Value
98
best offer for today
$130.02
Pros:

Gore-Tex Waterproofing

Full Rubber Sole

Premium Quality

Extremely Durable

Full-Grain Leather

Cons:

Fits a little Big

Not for Actual Military of Enforcement

There’s truly no better place to start that what is considered the quintessential Danner Boot for any sort of extreme hiking and workspace. They are one of the most trusted options for those that spend a lot of time on the range, and might come as close to official army fatigue boots that the general public has access to.

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Quick Lace
Due to some very clever designing, the Tachyon from Danner is one of those small marvels that makes a huge difference in the wearing of the high boots. Because it’s one of those products that go well high above the ankle, there are eight lace loops, but thanks to the use of a particular kind of loop, one can tighten the entire thing with just the single tug of the shoestrings from the top.

Gore-Tex
There’s that name again. The popularity and overall reach of the Gore-Tex brand, and the extended quality of the water and weatherproofing of the stuff makes it a match made in heaven for an option as versatile, and tough as this. Feet stay dry, and safe, all in a moveable and breathable shell.

Cost and Value
It might surprise you, as it did us, that the fabulous Tachyon GTX is near-ish the bottom end of the Danner footwear marketplace when it comes to price point, and that’s probably a large part of why we put it all the way at the top of the entire list. It’s an astounding pair.

2. Acadia 8"

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.3
Acadia 8"
Materials
99
Style
95
Fit
92
Value
95
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$245.99
Pros:

100% Leather

Polished of Matte Leathers

Airthotic Footbed

Premium Quality

Breathable Cordura

Cons:

Standard Sizes Fit Thin

Some Reports of Defective Products

The Acadia holds something of an epic position within the company. Currently, it’s like the brands Jordan Air 1’s, or classic Timberlands. It’s a precise, and contemporary take on one of the simplest, and toughest work boots on the market pretty much available anywhere. This American-made option are iconic at this stage.

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100% Leather
As part of the big goal in the sights of Danner while making products like their Acadia is the toughness and rugged protection one would expect from solid work boots, every tiny bit of leather on the Acadia is made from 100% leather. The rest, the non-leather bits, are cordura, another very durable material.

Airthotic Bed
The proprietary technology developed by Danner themselves, the Airthotic sole is a wonderful piece of additional comfort and glam. The tiny pinholes in the sole provide an extraordinary level of breathability and air to your feet, all while designed to add an essential level of arch and heel support.

Cost and Value
Now, we’re finally getting a peek at the more reasonable average from the priceline when it comes to Danner, the classically wonderful Acadia is one for the ages. It’s got enough toughness to withstand almost anything you need to put them through, with the added extra comforts.

3. Mountain Light Cascade

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.3
Mountain Light Cascade
Materials
99
Style
99
Fit
90
Value
93
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$359.95
Pros:

100% Leather

Rubber Sole

American Made

Premium Quality

Antiqued Leather Finish

Cons:

Premium Price

No Two Are Identical

It might not be classically iconic like that of the Acadia, but the Mountain Light Cascade is the holy grail among hipster hikers in this stage of the 21st Century. One of the most popular options among women looking for a great, strong, and fashionable hiking companion.

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Status Symbol
Plenty of things in the fashion industry act as sort of a statement, and this has been the case for dozens of decades. The appearance of oneself makes more than just a statement regarding the financial status, but also the character of the wearer. Danner, and more importantly, the Mountain Light Cascade, have acted as a very big statement in fashion for those generally calling themselves hipsters, or similar.

Handcrafted
One of the biggest reasons folks are shocked when their standard sized Danner product arrives and feels a little different, and a majority reason why they are so well durable, is that each of these products are still handmade. This, plus the incredible quality of the materials, make the impeccable shoes just as grand, as they are greatly iconic.

Cost and Value
Nearer the top end of the Danner weight system, this relatively pricey option could very well be the cream of the crop if you’re looking for a crazy tough, and well-made product that can also make one heck of a statement.

4. Tachyon 8" Coyote

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.8
Tachyon 8" Coyote
Materials
98
Style
95
Fit
90
Value
92
best offer for today
$109.95
Pros:

Fatigue-like Color

Lace Draw System

Extremely Durable

Almost Budget Price

Removable Insole

Cons:

Some Reports of Rivet Issues

No Color Options

Much like the number one on this list, this Tachyon Coyote Military product shares the stage as one of the most comfortable, versatile, and beautifully crafted options on the market with or without the Danner insignia. They might be a bit older than the newest Danner products, but the Tachyon, either in the Gore-Tex fashion, or these Military versions, are stellar options.

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Feather Light
Thanks to a whole lot of ingenuity in the design and comfort factors, the Danner Tachyon truly takes the cake when it comes to the tough and rugged boots, being light enough to not stress out your muscles. The Tachyon is one of the lightest options across the board, let alone products made by Danner.

The Full Fatigue Look
Even though there aren’t any currently serving armed forces that adorn their soldiers with Danner products, we can’t help but wonder why. What, with their absolutely stellar builds, and this, the Military and Tactical version of the Danner Tachyon, is the spitting image of a stellar fatigue addition.

Cost and Value
Much like the Gore-Tex version of the Tachyon 8 Inch, the Coyote Military and Tactical are on the cheaper end of the Danner marketplace. This is partially due to the fact that the Tachyon 8 Inch is a few years behind in their years. This is not a judgment on how absolutely fantastic these are manufactured.

5. Quarry USA

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.8
Quarry USA
Materials
96
Style
97
Fit
90
Value
92
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$222.60
Pros:

100% Leather

Premium Quality

Slip-Resistant Outsole

Cushioned Insole

Vibram Sole

Cons:

Takes a Bit To Work In

Not a Lot of Wider Sizes

The Quarry is a fascinating pick at the number five spot, mostly due to the fact that had this been any other list, the Danner Quarry might have landed a lot higher up. But as this is strictly a Danner Company list, there isn’t enough room on the podium for all of the amazing items in their collection.

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Cushioned Footbed
Nothing spells more of an exact difference between pain and outstanding comfort than that of the footbed. Plenty of Danner wearers spend upwards of 8 to 12 hours per day, and it makes a huge difference having a nice, and soft cushion on the footbed.

Vibram Soles
It seems that almost all Danner products have an outer sole designed and built by Vibram -- an athletic and shoe company making huge strides in the ergonomics of footwear all over the globe -- and the Quarry USA is no different. This slip and oil resistant sole is one of the best soles on the market right now, and almost all Danner products have it.

Cost and Value
At slightly below the normal average price for the mainline Danner options, the amazing Quarry USA stands up really tall, even among its own family, and with a slightly smaller price point than some of the newer models, they make for a really solid value.

6. Mountain 600

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.3
 Mountain 600
Materials
90
Style
88
Fit
97
Value
90
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$136.59
Pros:

100% Suede

Breathable Cushion Insole

Vibram Outsoles

Waterproof Exterior

Premium Build Quality

Cons:

Fits a Little Big

Some Reported Shipping Woes

The Danner Mountain 600 is very much like the Mountain Cascade, though it’s missing a few of the finer details in the design. They may be just as astounding in foundation, but the Mountain 600 slips a bit on the presentation. There’s nothing wrong, per-say regarding the look, it’s just not the icon that the Cascade is.

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100% Suede
Compounds and materials like leathers and suedes are made for very precise purposes, and used in situations like the crafting of hiking and work boots. The suede, in the case of the Mountain 600, is used primarily to repel and dissuade water from soaking in.

Cushioned, Open Cell Insole
Like we continuously mentioned, over and over again, the cushioning of your insole might be the most important factor in the design in regards to the actual comfort of wearing the shoe themselves. The Mountain 600 is equipped with a high-quality cushioned insole, with open-cells for maximum breathability.

Cost and Value
Just slightly above the general budget end of the scale, the grand, and stellar Mountain 600 is a once-a-decade product that takes very little of your hard earned dollars to obtain and can last for a very long time.

7. Vicious 4.5"

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.8
Vicious 4.5"
Materials
92
Style
88
Fit
95
Value
92
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$148.75
Pros:

Extremely Durable

Non-Steel Toe’d

Gore-Tex Waterproofing

Classic Design

Cushioned Insole

Cons:

Fits a Little Tight

Only Two Standard Colorways

The ultimate in Danner workforce options, the Vicious Non-Metallic Toe is probably one of the most widely recognizable short-collar work boots on the entire planet. The look and build of the Vicious are near radiant with its classic construction site motif, and insanely overbuilt comforts and protection.

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Gore-Tex
Here’s that name again, cropping up in all the right places, at all the right times, just like we like it. There’s nothing more comforting to see in the process of vetting work boots, or waterproof footwear than the sweet and simple logo for the Gore-Tex company. It stands proud, assuring consumers that this product is nearly flawless in keeping the water and weather from getting inside.

A Lighter Toe
Almost every single safety boot has a steel toe. This prevents major foot injuries in workplaces where heavy things are moved. Construction and factory permits usually come with the promise that all those on the premises will comply to their safety gear regulations. Well, thanks to a hybrid compound, the Vicious has a toe cap that exceeds standard certification tests, making the Vicious one of the lightest toe-guarded options on the market.

Cost and Value
Perhaps we may have overspoke when it came to the average prices of the entire line-up at Danner, because we’ve managed to collect some of their best offerings, and there is a very strong case for this being the median price point. But the abundant quality in the Vicious could ask for such a higher fetching price.

8. Grouse Hunting

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.5
Grouse Hunting
Materials
96
Style
98
Fit
90
Value
90
best offer for today
$272.12
Pros:

Premium Quality

High-Collar

Abrasion Resistant

Waterproof

Thick Rubber Sole

Cons:

Fits A Little Thin

No Vibram Sole

We hear what you’re saying, why would a company with a longstanding history in crafting well-made hiking, and work boots make something specifically for hunting, and beyond that, why that specific product would be made for a specific type of hunting. Well, let’s just say that Grouse hunting is something that tracks across many different terrains, and it sure could use its own, finely-crafted, pair of footwear.

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Tall and Waterproof
Grouse live in all sorts of locations, but they’re mainly found in the underbrush of lush forests. This means that in order to hunt and track them, one will have to make their way through mud, and muck, and puddles, and more. Having high-collar footwear, one that is waterproof is essential to the dry and comfortable hunt of grouse.

Abrasion Resistant
Being that we just mentioned the environment in which you will be hunting said grouse, then hopefully you understand that there are a lot of things gunning to cut and scrape up your legs and ankles. Luckily, Danner put extra care into the exterior of their products, making them extremely abrasion resistant, and scuff resistant, and tear resistant.

Cost and Value
Slightly higher in price than the last few options we’ve put on this list, the Grouse Hunting option is an amazingly punchy and ruggedly designed product. There is a mountain-high pile of value, and even style to go along with all of that.

9. Bull Run Moc Toe

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90.5
Bull Run Moc Toe
Materials
92
Style
95
Fit
85
Value
90
best offer for today
$210.00
Pros:

100% Leather

Extremely Durable

Non-slip Sole

OrthoLite Insert

Non-skid Sole

Cons:

Minimal Colorways

Fits Big in the Toes

If Timberland has their basic option -- the standard style that is widely worn on the street and out on the town -- then the Danner Shoe Company has their Bull Run. This, the Bull Run Moc Toe is a whole lot of fashion, without a whole lot of actual protection when it comes to construction work, or other strenuous activities. .

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OrthoLite Footbed
People often go out of their way to add extremely expensive, and fairly worthwhile orthopedic insoles into their footwear, but Danner has helped you skip a step, and have included OrthoLite Insoles already inside, bringing a small version of the big game, directly to your doorstep with the purchase of these.

Great Sole
Along with their already stellar ability to not slip or skid on oily or slippery surfaces, these fabulous Danner-made soles are specifically treated versions of rubber soles meant to cause no skids, or marks on any surface or floor. This can be extremely important, especially for those looking to wear these as a fashion piece.

Cost and Value
At our newly divulged average price range, there’s not a whole lot that isn’t tempting about the Danner Men’s Bull Run Moc Toe. It’s a piece of fashion history and would look good at almost any outfit, at nearly any location you could possibly want to wear them to.

10. Mountain 600 EnduroWeave

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
Mountain 600 EnduroWeave
Materials
95
Style
99
Fit
90
Value
85
best offer for today
$123.46
Pros:

Modern Street Shoe Look

Waterproof

Vibram Sole

Premium Build

Vibram Insole

Cons:

Tears up Easier Than Most

More of a Fashion Option

Every now-and-then a clothing or accessory company attempts to step out of their lane and do something that mixes more than just the world that they know so well. That’s where the Danner Men’s Mountain 600 EnduroWeave comes in. It’s an absolute stellar product for both fashion statement, and looks, but it was a bit of a miss in the actual Enduro portion, but we thought it such an awesome shoe in general, we had to include it on our list.

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Vibram Mega-Grip Outsole
In what proves to be the most lucrative, creative, and probably best collaborations between Vibram and Danner yet, the Danner Men’s Mountain 600 EnduroWeave is the highlight of the ambitious branding and manufacturing crossover. It’s a very well-built option that is very much a fashion statement shoe as well, mimicking some of the more recent trends in sneaker design of late.

Everyday Hiker
Speaking of that classically relevant 21st Century sneaker fashion, the Danner Mountain 600 EnduroWeave is pretty much the Yeezy of the mountain. And while we do think these make a fantastic option for hiking, they should be considered more of a sturdy everyday shoe. An around-town option.

Cost and Value
Perhaps the lack of robust work-site build in the Mountain 600 EnduroWeave plays a direct role in it being slightly cheaper than almost any other Danner product on their shop. It’s a fantastic product but doesn’t have the make-up on the exterior that a proper work or hiking shoe needs.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Materials

When you truly get to the point of breaking down the core elements of a perfect shoe for one of the many reasons you’d want one of these, it’s very easy and important to focus a bit (if not a majority) on the materials. They, in totality, mean a whole lot to the quality, comfort, and use-case/protection of the product themselves. Whether you’re looking to replace your footwear for use on a construction site, for those long backpack or hiking trips, or you’re simply seeking some awesome footwear to rock around town, the build and make-up of specific pairs can and will adjust your view on your options.

The most common build of a Danner Boot made in the 21st Century (at their fancy, more recently built, Portland, Oregon headquarters) consists of a full-blown, 100% Leather top and core, with a full 100% Rubber sole. These can vary depending on the exact model, but don’t stray too far away from leather and rubber. Sometimes, Danner puts a good large portion of cordera materials on the sides, making for strong abrasion or cut resistance.

Other models will include suede exterior tops, steel or mock steel toe shells, and there are a few variants regarding the shoestring rivets, or hoops.

Keeping in mind the type of activity that you’re intending to use these for, will greatly improve your wide range of vetting options, and may dwindle it down just slightly. However, in a lot of cases, you’re not going to sift down to a small number, because the majority of Danner products have very similar builds when it comes to the base materials used.

Style

Whether you want them to be, or not, almost everything you wear (regardless of the reason) will be judged and reviewed by the standards of style. It’s a pretty weird concept, especially when considering the purchase of some rugged work or hiking boots. Style is something that makes every clothing purchase more difficult. Mostly because style is subjective, and beyond that, the styles of generations can sometimes be so volatile that they change from month to month.

We mentioned it a few times in the specific product descriptions, that fashion has clung to work boots like a hot towel, and particular styles like the Timberland Classic, or the Danner Women’s Cascade Mountain Boot, are iconic now, and do just as much for your status as a stylish human being, as they do for any sort of protection.

The latter of those two examples, the Danner Women’s Mountain Light Cascade is so iconic as of late, that the company even uses that pop culture status symbol in their product page. The Women’s Mountain Cascade boot from Danner was featured front-and-center in the Searchlight film from 2014 titles Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, instantly making it one of the hottest hiking footwear options of the 21st Century.

Other formidable fashion choices include the popular silhouette of the Danner Acadia boot, The Bull Run Moc Toe Danner Boot, and the USA Quarry Boot. They, along with almost everything that Danner designs and manufactures, can easily be worn out in the normal world, though some of them might be a large weight burden to strap to your feet for just a walk, or a jaunt around the local mall.

Finally, the colorways, and raw material colors used in most of the Danner Boot Company offerings give almost all of their products a rustic, hipster, and natural look to them.

If you’re on the hunt for footwear that may or may not be worn in public as a normal shoe/boot, then the style of your ideal Danner Boot might take front-and-center in the platform of vetting.

Fit

As with all things that one wears, the fit is a pretty important aspect of that choice list and vetting process. And nothing poses a more difficult sizing effort than that of hand-made high-quality leather-based shoes.

These are, the most difficult purchase you might have to make when gearing all the way up for long treks through the brush, or for your new construction gig. However, it is important to note that almost all handmade leather shoes will fit tight upon purchase, and take some time to work in. If you’re purchasing these for an epic hike, or a jobsite, we highly suggest working them in prior to wearing them for long stints, or for work. The absolute last thing you want to do is wear high-quality footwear on day 1, to a jobsite, or up a mountain. It will ruin your feet. This sounds weird, and counterproductive, us telling you not to wear them for the reason you bought them, but it’s only temporary. Wear them to take the garbage out. Wear them to the grocery store. Break them in a little.

Some Danner products will fit a little larger than they should, and that’s due to every footwear manufacturer using different size charts and layouts as every other brand. Most of their products will fit as intended. But, you might run into something a little off. This is where the Amazon footwear purchasing system comes in great handy, because due to overwhelming complaint about shoes not fitting proper, there is and forever will be, a “FIT” designation at the top of the product page. You can see , clearly, right above the dropdown menu where you select the size you want, a brief description (based on actual consumer feedback) regarding how the shoes fit.

You will, and should, be familiar with your shoe size in US shoes to choose an accurate size, because Danner products are made in the United States of America, that will be the most accurate size chart number.

Danner does have some footwear that fit a little thinner, or fit wide at the toes, so be sure to peek into the customer reviews to get a personal glimpse as to how the shoes themselves fit once they’re off the shelves.

Value

While purchasing a well-crafted, expensive, and long-lasting boot can seem like a huge mountain to climb for your wallet, almost every reason why you’ll need to spend some premium dollars on Danner products is clearly seen in the manufacturing, and materials used.

Fans of the Danner Boot Company have (on occasion) reported that their favorite products have lasted up to a decade in length, enduring daily rigorous strain on work sites, or trotting around the globe. The high-quality materials used in the crafting of their footwear, and the absolute adoration for attention to detail, all spell magnificent quality, which translate into higher prices.

However, we will give the Danner Boot Company huge props for not being out of the realm of possibility. Some rare, unique sneakers can go for tens of thousands of dollars, but you won’t be finding shocking, or awe-inspiring price tags. They could easily fall back on their historic brand, their iconic looks, and their artisan-style of craftsmanship, but they don’t. They want to make the best options for hiking and working, with fair price tags, and a hefty fanbase.

That being said, there are a few different kinds of prices on Danner products, and the amount in between the top and bottom of their selection can be a few hundred dollars. So, if you’re heading into this adventure with a set dollar cap in mind, it’s always a good idea to continue vetting based on your budget.

Filling a Hole

Ever since the late 20th Century, classic gear and products have become posh and popular, but they were almost always born out of necessity, and usually meant something far different, back when they were invented and made available to the world. Hiking boots, work boots, and the like have always been a necessity in some circles, but have branched far beyond the need for them in recent decades, become status and fashion symbols across the globe.

Danner Brand Con't

Beginning their life as a very boot-focused brand, they haven’t taken much time to stray away from that path in the nearly century long life they’ve had so far. But, the extent of the variety in their boot designs is astronomical, and can be extremely dizzying to vet. There are six major “types” of boots that they design and manufacture. These include Work Boots (construction etc…) Hunting Boots, Military Boots, Law Enforcement Boots, Hiking Boots, and Lifestyle Boots (boots that lean towards everyday city wear). So while the term “Boots” is technically all they’re really making in Oregon, that quickly becomes a severely understated word to use when describing their catalog.

Other Factors to Consider

Outsole

In rare cases, you will find a Danner-made outsole on a Danner boot. And these house-made soles are great options. But the true greatness in more modern Danner Boots is their adorable relationship with footwear and sport-tec company Vibram. These Danner x Vibram collabs bring a whole new level of comfort and support for your feet, while bringing along that classic protection, and style that Danner has always been known for.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Are they waterproof?
a:

Almost always, yes. There are a few pairs of Danner Boots that have a particular partnership with water and weatherproofing brand Gore-Tex, and those will take things to a whole new level. Other shoes in their line-up will be waterproof, to a general degree. Thanks to the quality and solidity of their Leathers and Suedes, all Danner Boots are waterproof up to the area where the tongue begins. If you stand in a puddle higher than your ankle, your feet probably won’t stay dry. But again, it can depend on which model you choose to wear.

q: Is there a Vegan Faux-Leather Option?
a:

This came up a few times during our research, and questioning, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it. We tried to find out whether or not Danner Boot Company offers any of their 100% Leather boots in a vegan non-leather option, and we came up with nothing. Even reaching out to the company, they suggested we take a look at some of their boots that are made from non-leather materials, but there is no replacement for the actual leather, just boots that were made and designed from the start to never include that material.

Sources

  1. Danner Boots, About Us,
  2. Vibram, Partners - Danner Boots,
  3. NY Times, Hiking Boot Fashion,