Danner are a name that are positively synonymous with hiking and the great outdoors so it stands to reason that their latest release takes inspiration from one of the world’s most iconic hiking trails – namely, the Pacific Crest Trail – which, at some 2650 miles, provides a wide array of terrain to tackle over its vast expanse. Whether you’re out for the weekend, a few miles or are looking to get some serious mileage, the Pacific Crest Trail has something for any level of hiking enthusiast and these Danner Trail 2650 Boots are the footwear for the job.
The Danner Trail 2650 Boots have been designed with versatility and functionality in mind because they were conceived for use on adventures like the Pacific Crest Trail where you will come face to face with all sorts of different terrain. They are made to move rapidly, effortlessly and confidently through all the terrains that you aim to tackle and the Trail 2650 can easily fill the role of a lightweight hiker or trainer all year round.
Whenever we think of hiking here at The Coolector, it’s fair to say that Danner are one of the first brands that spring to mind and it’s because of awesome footwear offerings like these Trail 2650 Boots that this is the case. They use a Trailguard TPU shank and an EXO heel system, which makes the Trail 2650 Boots both incredibly lightweight and capable of providing the sort of stability on challenging grounds that leaves other boots in their wake.
The Danner Trail 2650 Boots ensure that there is no need to compromise regardless of the hiking trail that you find yourself on because they have been carefully crafted to stand up to any type of terrain or weather condition. Danner wanted to deliver a lightweight option that still adheres to their strict robustness requirements. This meant looking to lightweight materials that could withstand the demands of the trail so they decided to use an ultra-lightweight EVA foam midsole to ensure the cushioning you want while minimising the overall weight of the boot.
The midsole of the Trail 2650 Boots is formed around a TPU shank which will protect your foot in any uncertain terrains and delivers exceptional torsional strength for stability. This process really capitalises on the weight savings while maintaining protection, stability and robustness from top to bottom and, quite simply, Danner wouldn’t have it any other way. Stability is the stand out feature of these top class boots and a heel counter to deliver this. For the Trail 2650 Boots, Danner took the bold step of shifting the heel counter to the outside of the shoe. By using a softer material and moving it away from your foot, the EXO Heel System delivers a secure fit and unparalleled comfort on any trail.
It goes without saying that hiking boots need to provide excellent breathability and the Danner Trail 2650 Boots definitely don’t disappoint in this department. This exceptional offering from Danner uses a mesh liner to help keep the air moving and they are also lightly padded for additional comfort. Each pair has strategic perforations in the leather upper that will aid airflow when you’re on the move and with cool feet, you can focus on the day’s hike without distraction.
Priced mighty reasonably at just $159, the Danner Trail 2650 Boots will be your go-to hiking companion for years to come and won’t let you down whatever the adventure. They have worked alongside the leaders in high performance soling and used Vibram’s 460 outsole with deep, multi-directional lugs for confidence-inspiring grip in a wide variety of terrain. When you combine this with Vibram’s legendary Megagrip rubber compound for enhanced traction in every step, whether wet or dry, you’ll see why these awesome boots are already proving mighty popular.