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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)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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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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(19 of 19 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

(8 of 8 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!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Finally, no GTX!

    By Scout1989

    from Tacoma, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • All Leather No Synthetic

    Cons

    • The Sole

    Best Uses

    • Everyday wear

    Comments about Mountain Trail:

    Definitely get at least 1/2 size smaller, I ended up getting a full size smaller. I wear 8 1/2 in Asolo's and Salewa's; but just like my 20 years in the Army, US made boots, I wear 7 1/2. I ended up putting in a pair of Merino Wool Superfeet insoles in (my Spenco's squeaked too much), and that took up the volume issues.
    The best thing about these boots is the leather lining! They are very nice, and smooth like butter.
    My big con is the sole. I wish Danner would have just used the Kletterlift sole to begin with, because these Gumlite soles won't last long even for street wear.
    If you are worried about the color, a couple of treatments of Obenauf's Leather Conditioner will turn them into a beautiful brown like the Danner Mountain Lights. Plus it cuts your break in time in half.
    After about 3 weeks I still have some rubbing on the left Achilles, but some padded moleskin on the cuff helps.
    The only reason it got a 4 star rating instead of a 5, is the sole. But that will be changed out eventually.

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