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Mountain Trail

Style No. 12710
$360.00
USA Crafted

The Danner® Mountain Trail original release.

 
 
 
 

Product Details

Overview

Built in our Portland, Ore. factory, the Danner Mountain Trail is based on one of our vintage silhouettes from the 60's. It features a domestically tanned leather and is leather lined. The Vibram® Gumlite outsole is lightweight and cushioning while offering a solid tread for city to mountain escapes.

How it Fits

Danner's 650 EE last offers a roomier fit for relaxed comfort while still offering rugged support and stability. This EE is not as wide as others so it offers the most universal fit for casual, everyday wear. We recommend sizing down a half size for the best fit. For this Mountain Trail style, If you have a low arch, we also suggest adding a footbed for a tighter fit.

Details

  • Leather lined for a vintage inspired look and rich hand feel
  • Danner's 650 EE last offers a roomier fit without sacrificing support and stability. We recommend sizing down a half size for the best fit
  • Vibram® Gumlite outsole combines lightness and cushioning for maximum comfort
  • Made in the USA
  • Stitchdown construction
  • Recraftable

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Mountain Trail
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday wear (3)
  • Hiking (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Update to my April review

This is an update to my earlier review back in April of '15. I use these boots for everything. I wear them to work everyday, use them for walking, use them for...Read complete review

This is an update to my earlier review back in April of '15. I use these boots for everything. I wear them to work everyday, use them for walking, use them for hiking, and wear them while riding my motorcycle... basically they are my go to shoes. I'm happy to report they are holding together just fine after around 8 months of use. I did have to replace the soles back in June as the factory soles wore down way too quickly. I had them resoled with Vibram Carramato soles and noticed my boots lost the cushioning of the stock sole but the new ones are harder, much longer wearing, and have a noticeably deeper tread. The boots themselves exhibit no significant wear on the uppers. All my other shoes by this time would be cracked or starting to tear at the seams. I got a Fitbit in June and was able to quantify that I walk a lot at work. I get over 10,000 steps per day on average and often greatly exceed that. Now I see why my previous shoes have been wearing out quicker than I thought they should have!

I would have given these boots a 5 out of 5 but because I had to have them resoled in less than one year I could only give a 4.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Funky fit?

I have Danner's Mountain Trail IIs and bought these boots to wear around town, thinking they'd be as comfortable, keep out the weather, and last a long time. I ordered a half-size smaller...Read complete review

I have Danner's Mountain Trail IIs and bought these boots to wear around town, thinking they'd be as comfortable, keep out the weather, and last a long time. I ordered a half-size smaller than my Mountain Trails (which I ordered in D width), put in green superfeet, and discovered that the boots still had way too much room on the sides and over my feet. I'd say I have low to average arches and an average foot width, but these feel way too roomy even with thick socks. It's odd they're only offering all the handsome Stumptown boots in EE width. If you have wider feet with good arches, these should fit alright, but if you have low arches and/or narrower feet, try to tear yourself from their beautiful aesthetic and look elsewhere for a nice boot that fits.

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like a Moccasin and Dress Shoe

By Amos Volante

from Asheville, NC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great leather color
  • Heel Notch
  • Leather Lining is NICE
  • No break in time
  • Recraftable
  • Super stylish

Cons

  • Heel Cup a bit Large
  • Not as Hardcore as Lights
  • Not waterproof

Best Uses

  • Anytime wear
  • Around town
  • Business Casual
  • Shooting range
  • Warm weather

Comments about Mountain Trail:

I own lots of Danners, including the Gore-Tex versions of these boots. If you need Gore-Tex, or want to hike 30 miles (which you legitimately could do in these boots) I still recommend boots with high tech synthetics, like the Light II or Lights.
Here's what makes these special:
1. The leather is super soft right out of the box, including the beautifully done leather linings.
2. They are good looking and stylish - an issue for around town wear.
3. The sole is thinner and better for office & city walking, but still has enough traction if you'll wear them in the woods.
I like these because having a leather lined boot without Gore-Tex allows me to wear this style of boot in warmer weather.
These seem to fit a bit looser than the Gore-Tex versions, but not enough to go down a 1/2 size. You should still get your normal Danner size for this boot, but they may feel a bit loose. No break in was needed at all.
Once upon a time I would not have hesitated to climb Mt. Katahdin in boots like these, but nowadays I'd wear my Gore-Tex Danner Lights. For around town, or day hikes, these would be great. With some wool socks they'd be fine for winter, too. Unlike other Danners, you should probably take care to treat the leather on these if you'll wear them in rain. If you own good dress shoes you'll understand the fit & finish lives up to the price on these. This leather looks like it will darken with leather treatment, but still look darn good anyway.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Update to my April review

By Scotty B

from Alaska

Pros

  • Adjustable Fit
  • Comfortable
  • Decently waterproof
  • Durable Uppers
  • Look Great
  • Made in USA
  • Well made, hold up to use

Cons

  • Break In Time
  • Expensive
  • Soles Wore Out Too Quick
  • The stock soles suck

Best Uses

  • Casual
  • Everything!
  • Hiking
  • Just a solid boot

Comments about Mountain Trail:

This is an update to my earlier review back in April of '15. I use these boots for everything. I wear them to work everyday, use them for walking, use them for hiking, and wear them while riding my motorcycle... basically they are my go to shoes. I'm happy to report they are holding together just fine after around 8 months of use. I did have to replace the soles back in June as the factory soles wore down way too quickly. I had them resoled with Vibram Carramato soles and noticed my boots lost the cushioning of the stock sole but the new ones are harder, much longer wearing, and have a noticeably deeper tread. The boots themselves exhibit no significant wear on the uppers. All my other shoes by this time would be cracked or starting to tear at the seams. I got a Fitbit in June and was able to quantify that I walk a lot at work. I get over 10,000 steps per day on average and often greatly exceed that. Now I see why my previous shoes have been wearing out quicker than I thought they should have!

I would have given these boots a 5 out of 5 but because I had to have them resoled in less than one year I could only give a 4.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Funky fit?

By William the hiker

from USA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Easy to break in

Cons

  • FIT

Best Uses

  • Around town
  • Light hikes

Comments about Mountain Trail:

I have Danner's Mountain Trail IIs and bought these boots to wear around town, thinking they'd be as comfortable, keep out the weather, and last a long time. I ordered a half-size smaller than my Mountain Trails (which I ordered in D width), put in green superfeet, and discovered that the boots still had way too much room on the sides and over my feet. I'd say I have low to average arches and an average foot width, but these feel way too roomy even with thick socks. It's odd they're only offering all the handsome Stumptown boots in EE width. If you have wider feet with good arches, these should fit alright, but if you have low arches and/or narrower feet, try to tear yourself from their beautiful aesthetic and look elsewhere for a nice boot that fits.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really liking this boot

By John

from NE Ohio

Pros

  • Comfort
  • High Quality
  • Light Weight
  • Looks Nice

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day hikes
    • Everyday wear

    Comments about Mountain Trail:

    I own several other pairs of Danners, and I have always liked the durability of the brand. It comes at a price, however, as many of their stichdown boots are a little on the heavy side and feel a little 'clunky' on your feet until you break them in (not exactly a con, just a fact of life). I expected these boots to be like my Mountain Light II's - and I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the case. This boot is incredibly comfortable out of the box. Yes, there will be a break in period, but it shouldnt take longer than a few days. The stainless hardwear looks nicer in person than in the pictures as well - again, a nice surprise. The boot has a very cushy, agile feel to it. It breathes very well, and I can see myself wearing the boot spring-fall and early winter. This boot will definitely be getting more time on my feet than my Wolverine 1000 miles and Salomons in the coming months. Great job Danner!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid boots.

    By Scotty B

    from Alaska

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable Uppers
    • Leather
    • Look Great
    • Made in USA
    • Nice and Stiff
    • Recraftable
    • Waterproof With Treatment
    • Well made

    Cons

    • Green Laces
    • Loose At The Ankle
    • Soles Wear Too Quick

    Best Uses

    • Can Do It All
    • Everyday wear
    • Hiking
    • Walking
    • Work boots

    Comments about Mountain Trail:

    I bought these boots as I didn't have a decent pair of hiking boots and I was sick of wearing out pairs of $80-$150 trail hikers and work boots within one year. I wanted old fashioned, 100% leather boots with no Goretex or seams or anything else. These were the most expensive pair of casual boots I've ever bought and so far they've been holding up great! I'm bummed the soles are wearing as much as they have considering it's been winter time and I wear them everyday to work. The soles are too soft, but I've found they grip rocks really well. They also have good traction on ice and snow. But, I'm surprised by how much they've worn since January.

    These boots were painful to break in. I was pleased by how stiff they were, but the break in reminded me of motocross boots. Thing is, you don't walk much in MX boots. I had to use thicker socks and ended up getting some Superfeet inserts to take up some volume in the boot. My boots are 1/2 size smaller like recommended but since I ordered them online so I didn't have the benefit of trying on different sizes. Length wise I couldn't have gone any smaller but the boots were not tight for 9.5's. The good thing is they fit fine now and I can adjust the laces for a custom fit depending on what I'm doing and the socks required. I've worn them in 10 degree weather and my feet didn't get cold.

    Overall I really like the boots and plan to review them again as time goes on. Aside from the sole, they are holding up great and don't show any signs of premature wear. I installed some red laces which look great IMO. I get compliments on the boots all the time! One of the reasons I was attracted to them was because they looked like the boots I had as a young kid in the 70's. My pair back then had red laces. : )

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    • No

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