Danner Jag Wool notable features

Inspired by the original Danner Jag introduced in the ‘80s, this mid-cut hiking boot 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.

Size and fit

Danner’s over-the-ankle leather hiking boot 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.

Outsole

This hiking boot 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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

The upper of this hiking boot 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 boot has a cushioned tongue and collar that optimizes comfort. To manage fit, it uses D-rings and a pair of speed hooks.

Additional Info

  • Hikers who are looking for robust boots 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 boots. 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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17oz / Women 14oz
Base model: Danner Jag
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.