Danner started making boots in 1932, right in the middle of the Great Depression when the country needed jobs the most. 80 years, and another economic downturn later, Danner is one of the few companies still supporting their country and making boots in America. To celebrate, they've released their iconic Mountain Light boot in a special edition 80th anniversary model. The re-craftable boot is handmade in Portland, Oregon with quality leather from the famous Horween Tannery in Chicago, and Kletterlift soles from Vibram.
Over the last few months I've been lucky enough to have had one of the first pairs of these boots and I can tell you that they're not only durable, but incredibly stylish. I'll wear them on the trail (hiking, or 4WD) and then turn around and sport them at a trendy bar or restaurant. I've tried to beat the life out of them and I still can't kill them.
The Gore-Tex liner ensures your feet are always kept dry and Danner's unique hand-crafted "stitchdown" construction increases durability and stability.
Remember they're a handmade leather boot, so they'll take a bit to break in. To speed up the process check out Danner's Brown Boot Dressing [link] which helps speed up the process while maintaining the Horween leather.