Grit from the Ground Up

In 1932, Charles Danner started making boots built to hold up in the unforgiving terrain and unpredictable weather of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we construct every boot by hand to live up to the Danner standards that we’ve been raising for more than 85 years. The Gritstone work boot is where that legendary craftsmanship meets modern materials. Trading in the traditional steel shank for a new, lightweight insole board means it’s much lighter and more comfortable—without sacrificing any strength, durability or protection. You get all day comfort in all weather conditions and years of trusted service on the jobsite. The Gritstone is made to be put to work.

Overbuilt to make tough jobs just a little bit easier

Durability means a lot to us at Danner. Your work is serious, so making a boot you can rely on day-in and day-out is our only option. That’s why we use durable, waterproof, full-grain leather and triple stitching to build the Gritstone. This combination provides a superior fit and better protection overall. Then we use our signature stitchdown construction to give the Gritstone the strength and stability you need for uneven surfaces and terrain. At the end of the day, the best work boot is one that keeps your mind on the task, not your feet.

Boots you’ll look forward to putting on, not taking off.

A day on the job site isn’t done until the job is done right, which means a lot of hours on your feet and in your boots. With the Gritstone, we merge modern technology and classic durability for a boot you actually want to wear. Dual-purpose lacing hardware gives you the option to use traditional hook lacing, providing the right tension in the right place, or a speed lacing solution for easy on, easy off. A Bi-Fit integrated shank provides even more heel and forefoot rigidity and saves valuable weight over a traditional shank. Lastly, a cushioned PU footbed keeps a low profile, but provides valuable comfort under foot day after day, job after job.

Ready for whatever the job, ground, or sky throws at you.

Traction, no matter what you might find underfoot, is critical to staying safe on the job. To make sure the Gritstone would perform in a variety of environments, we worked with Vibram to develop the new Gritstone outsole. It uses an oil-and-slip resistant rubber paired with a tread design similar to an all-weather car tire. It quickly releases any debris you might pick up and avoids hydroplaning on slick days. And knowing the job doesn’t stop just because the weather turns, we gave the Gritstone waterproof protection with our Danner Dry lining.

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