For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 17ozWomen: 17oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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89 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews
I've been really surprised at the way the Jag fits, and how many people buy this as a secondary pair of shoes.
Huge fan of these!
The Jags are a versatile and stylish pair of lightweight hiking boots that fit perfectly with today's urban outdoor uniform.
These women’s hiking boots are extremely comfortable, versatile and let’s face it, fashionable. Would I buy them again? Yep.
Updates to Danner Jag
- A reintroduced classic from the 1980s, the Danner Jag is updated with features that refine its original style. It comes with a waffle outsole which adapts to a variety of terrain.
- With a selection of full-grain leather and textile uppers, it combines flexibility and durability in one package. The Danner Dry technology gives the boot its waterproof and breathable properties.
- The Danner Jag is equipped with an EVA midsole, a lightweight yet cushy foam. It works with an Ortholite insole which promotes airflow in and out of the boot.
Danner Jag size and fit
The Danner Jag caters to male and female outdoor adventurers. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. Its fit is based on the DPDX last which gives enough room for toe splay. It also promotes comfort whether on and off trails. This day hiking boot fairly runs true to size.
The Retro Danner outsole can adapt to most terrain. It features square or waffle-like lugs that are strategically laid out on the sole. The side lugs are more resistant to abrasions, thus have a thicker tread.
The midsole of this mid-cut day hiking boot is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). It is a lightweight material which offers cushioning and comfort. An Ortholite insole is added into the boots. It offers breathability and moisture management, keeping the foot dry and fresh.
The Danner Jag has three upper variations. One combines suede and 1000 Denier nylon, and another has a full-grain leather and textile which is treated with durable water repellent coating (DWR). The other version uses a full-grain leather with Cordura. Whichever of these three combinations has qualities of durability and abrasion resistance.
These upper variants are lined with Danner Dry technology. It keeps the feet comfortable through its breathable and waterproof barrier.