Classic Danner Style, Modern Versatility
The Danner Ridge is the latest step in our tradition of innovating lighter hiking boots. This time we’ve applied the same standards and methods we use in building trail-conquering hikers to a boot that adapts for city life. Built in our Portland, Ore. factory the Danner Ridge utilizes new construction techniques and materials to integrate the shank, midsole, and lasting board into a single piece and saving precious ounces in the process. Combined with a low-profile Vibram sole it has out-of-the-box comfort unheard of in a classic hiker so you’re ready to hit the trail or pound the pavement the first time you lace them up.
Premium material, premium process, premium boots.
A high quality product is only as good as the pieces you start you with. That’s why for the Danner Ridge we use premium full-grain leather that undergoes six separate quality tests to test for strength, flexibility and durability before we even consider using it. The leather hides that make the grade are still cut by hand in our Portland factory for each and every boot to ensure the very best pieces are used. We combine that leather with a waxed canvas from Cordura, the experts in abrasion resistant fabrics, that helps cut down on weight without sacrificing durability or comfort. The Danner Ridge is a premium boot from inside out.
Comfortable from step one
With the Danner Ridge, we didn’t just want to make it lighter, but we wanted to minimize the break in period too. Our new Bi-Fit construction allowed us to combine what used to be three separate pieces into one and by pairing it with a low profile Vibram sole, the Danner Ridge is nearly 20 percent lighter than some of its predecessors. Inside we used a plush removable footbed and a buttery, soft leather on the boot collar for out-of-the-box comfort that invites you to wear them as long as your legs will carry you from day one.
You are the company you keep
A good boot is the sum of its parts, so we seek out the best partners for the best parts to build the best boots. For decades, we've worked with GORE-TEX® for their excellent waterproof liners and with Vibram for their legendary outsole technologies. Building off their expertise, the Danner Ridge features GORE-TEX®'s 100% waterproof breathable membrane and the lightweight, everyday capable Kletterlift thin outsole from Vibram. Working with industry leading partners gives you a better boot to conquer trails paved, packed or broken.