Danner Boots THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO MAKE A BOOT.OUR WAY AND THE WRONG WAY.
At Danner, we've built a reputation for building boots that stand the test of time. Not to mention standing the test of snow, dirt, rocks, streams and the occasional city sidewalk. Everything that goes into Danner boots goes in for one reason: to build the finest boots you can buy anywhere.
We take a lot of pride in designing, developing and bringing you the best boots made. Our decades of boot building experience help make sure that Danner boots will fit right, work hard and feel comfortable right out of the box - and stay that way for years to come.
TO MAKE BOOTS AS GOOD AS OURS, YOU HAVE TO START WITH THE BEST MATERIALS.
You'll find a virtual catalog of the most respected brand names, including Vibram, Thinsulate Insulation, GORE-TEX® and Cordura®, just to name a few. And our leathers go through testing more demanding than a Marine bootcamp, which means they'll survive pretty much anything you can.
WHAT MAKES A BOOT A DANNER?
In a word, commitment. It's a commitment to the absolute highest quality materials, workmanship and construction. And it's also a commitment to continuous design innovation - from our pioneering use of GORE-TEX® in footwear nearly 20 years ago, to our new TERRRA FORCE™ platform.
Our commitment to craftsmanship means that every Danner boot will fit right, work hard and feel comfortable right out of the box - and stay that way for years to come. That's what makes a boot a Danner.
There are a variety of boot construction techniques, but they all have the same purpose: to join together the upper, midsole components and outsole. We use four different construction methods in our boots, each with unique performance qualities and attributes:
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOOT AND A SNEAKER.
It used to be that lightweight, comfortable footwear had all of the support and durability of your old gym shoes. (In other words, not much.) And if you wanted support, you'd have to add heavyweight materials to get it. TERRA FORCE ™ technology from Danner has changed all that by providing exceptional support and stability with amazingly light weight. The four components in the exclusive TERRA FORCE ™ system combine to form an extremely rigid, stable platform that's also comfortable and supportive . It's the perfect balance of boot strength and sneaker weight.
TERRA FORCE ™ is based on a unique combination of internal and external nylon shanks, a super-soft polyurethane midsole and a supportive, full-length midsole plate.
1. The upper is stitched through the insole plate in the heel and forefoot areas to provide the added stability of a slightly wider platform.
2. The internal shank works in concert with the insole plate to create a firm foundation to protect your arch from overwork and fatigue.
3. The polyurethane midsole is a lightweight cushion for every step.
4. The visible external nylon shank provides exceptional lateral/medial stability.
5. Three different TERRA FORCE ™ outsoles have been engineered for maximum traction in a variety of conditions.
When we set out to build an outdoor cross trainer worthy of the Danner name we developed the Radical, a lighter platform with the stability of a much heavier boot. Turns out the "Cross Trainer on Steroids" is too good for just one category. It has evolved into TERRA FORCE ™ and is now available in hiking, hunting, and uniform styles.
Although Danner is known for its traditional stitchdown boots, another important product offering for our customers is our cement construction styles. These styles offer one key advantage over stitchdown boots: lighter weight. In addition, some customers prefer the slightly narrower profile, that is a characteristic of cement construction boots.
In this construction, the upper is wrapped under the bottom of the last, and then cemented to the combined midsole/outsole unit. This technique is used throughout Danner's product line because of its versatility and performance.
If you're looking for the most stable, rugged and durable boots around, then you want Danner stitchdown boots. Why? Because Danner stitchdown boots are the standard to which all other stitchdown boots are compared. We've been making them this way for over 70 years, and our customers will tell you that they are the best.
Stitchdown construction, as its name implies, means that the boot upper is actually stitched to the insole with heavy thread, resulting in an extremely secure, durable attachment. More importantly, because the boot upper is flared out and then stitched to the insole board, your foot rests on a wider, and thus more stable, platform. The upper/insole unit is then cemented to the outsole, enabling the boots to be easily re-soled, adding years of life to them.
First, the upper is stitched together, shaped to conform to the last, then flared out.
Then the upper and insole components are stitched together with heavy, interlocking thread, creating an extremely secure attachment.
The shank is sandwiched between the upper/insole unit and midsole, all of which are glued together under extreme pressure.
Finally, the outsole is cemented to the midsole/upper unit.
Made for those who prefer the traditional look of a moccasin-style boot, Danner offers several styles of handsewn boots. These boots offer classic styling as well as exceptional comfort due to their unique construction method.
With the handsewn technique, the upper completely surrounds the bottom of the foot, like a moccasin. The upper is then stitched to the midsole and then the upper/midsole is cemented to the outsole. Because leather inherently will conform to the shape of your foot, it offers the ultimate in comfort.
WHERE THE BOOT MEETS THE ROAD, THE TRAIL, THE STREAM, THE FLOOR AND MORE THAN A FEW ROCKS.
At Danner, we offer a wide variety of boots and so naturally, we also feature a wide range of outsoles. Like the boots they're attached to, the outsoles are all hardworking, long-lasting and well-suited for the job. All Danner outsoles have been developed and designed exclusively for our boots.
A Good Fit.
How to test for the perfect fit
Once you’ve selected the right boot for your needs, making sure it fits your feet is the single most important factor. A great boot that doesn’t fit well simply won’t work.
To fit well, a boot needs to hold the foot securely and comfortably. It needs to be long enough so as not to crowd the toes, and wide enough to accommodate the foot and the usual pair of socks. It also needs to hold the heel securely in place to prevent slippage, the most common cause of blisters.
Boots are made with two size indicators: size and width. Size indicates how long the boot is from the heel to the toe; width from side to side at the ball of the foot.
Widths run from A (the narrowest) to E (the widest). The most common shoe and boot sizes are D and EE.
Though you can measure your own foot for sizing, the best place to start is with a qualified sales person at your local Danner dealer. They will be able to accurately measure your foot with a Brannock device, which will provide a starting point for proper fitting. They will also be able to suggest boot styles that will accommodate the subtle variations in your feet.
So, you’ve found the right pair of boots for your needs, and they feel like they fit comfortably. How do you know for sure? Start by wearing the same socks that you’ll most likely be using, and then try to simulate the conditions that you will be wearing the boots in. Many stores have a test ramp or incline that you should walk up and down.
Can you wiggle your toes? A little bit of room is good.
Do your toes press against the front of the boots when you’re on a downward incline? They shouldn’t.
Does your heel stay in place when you walk around? It should.
How about the width? Slightly snug, but not tight, is best.
If you feel any “hot spots” as you walk around, they will likely only get worse and cause blisters.
When the boot is comfortably laced, do the two rows of eyelets stay parallel to each other from your toes to your ankle? If they don’t, it can mean that you need a different width.
If you will be using the boots on rocky terrain or trails, walk around and see if you can feel bumps and edges through the outsole. If you can, you’ll really feel them after a few miles on the trail.
Okay. You’ve done all of this and you think you’ve got the boots you want and fit you need. But if you still need a little adjustment, there are two main ways to improve the fit. The first is simple: tightening and loosening the laces at different parts of the boot to take up looseness or relax a tight area. The second is a bit more involved:
substituting a thicker or thinner footbed to either increase or decrease the amount of space in the boot, thereby tightening or relaxing the fit. For example, a thicker footbed will raise the heel to eliminate slipping.
Building on the same traditions and standards of quality instilled by the Danner family years ago, the Danner Shoe Mfg. Company continues to manufacture a complete line of Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Uniform, and Work Boots in their 30,000 square foot factory in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Danner wholesales to specialty retail stores and mail order companies throughout the country and has one company owned factory retail outlet. International sales include Japan, England, Sweden, and Italy, which account for approximately 10% of Danner's yearly sales.
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