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: 14oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Versatility and durability is the name of the game with the Danner Jag, so if you’re looking for a lightweight boot that’ll last many-a-winter and carry you from road to trail, this is it.
Inspired by the original Danner Jag introduced in the ‘80s, this mid-cut hiking cleat offers more versatility on the trail and around town. Its leather upper uses wool accents for a more lightweight yet durable feel.
The Danner Jag Wool use an EVA midsole and an Ortholite footbed. These two materials work together to create a comfy ride. On the other hand, for surface traction, it wears the brand’s very own Retro Danner Waffle outsole.
Danner’s over-the-ankle leather hiking cleat caters to male and female outdoor lovers. It is available in regular sizes and standard width. It relatively runs true to size. It has a low, sleek profile suitable for everyday use, thanks to the DPDX last used. Also, users can customize the overall fit and volume using its lace-up closure.
This hiking cleat uses a Retro Danner Waffle outsole. It is strategically designed to be able to adapt to various types of terrain. The aggressive lugs placed at the perimeter provides a decent amount of stability. The rhombus-like studs at the center yield multidirectional grip.
Cushioning each user’s step is an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This rubber-like element is known for its lightweight characteristic. To maximize comfort, the brand’s designers added a removable Ortholite footbed. It is made of open-cell polyurethane that aids in moisture management. It also combines three layers of varying densities to bolster cushioning and support.
The upper of this hiking cleat from Danner combines full-grain leather and wool. This combo offers durability and comfort on and off the trail. For all-weather protection, it is equipped with Danner Dry, a 100% waterproof membrane that keeps user’s foot dry and fresh.
This Danner cleat has a cushioned tongue and collar that optimizes comfort. To manage fit, it uses D-rings and a pair of speed hooks.
- Hikers who are looking for robust cleats for backpacking may check out the Danner 453 and the Danner Mountain Light.
- Danner released the original Jag in the 1980s as an alternative to their heavy-duty hiking cleats. After a few years, it was retired. Then, after over 30 years of hiatus, it was reintroduced and was now packed with modern technologies while still wearing a retro-inspired look.