Verdict from 90 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Once softened up, the comfort provided by this leather boot for hiking is exhilarating, according to the majority.
  • Many note that this boot is of top quality, as expected from Danner.
  • A small number of purchasers mentions that it's good for everyday use.
  • According to many owners, they have received a lot of compliments for the stunning look of their Danner boots.
  • They work well on any terrain, some people say.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Plenty of hikers say that the Danner Mountain Trail lacks ankle support.
  • Some online buyers mention that they feel like their feet are swimming inside the boot because of its high volume.
  • The long break-in period of the Mountain Trail from Danner has earned negative points from plenty of owners.

Bottom line

Danner’s Mountain Trail seems to excel in the aesthetics department. Its old-school look earned the approval of outdoor lovers. It, however, failed to satisfy in the fit and sizing section. To summarize, it is best that interested buyers should try the boot first before getting a pair online. It will help them decide if the Mountain Trail from Danner is really the hikers for them.

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Good to know

  • Using one of Danner’s vintage silhouettes, the USA-made Mountain Trail has a leather-lined full-grain leather upper. It is crafted with minimal seams for optimal durability and trail protection.
  • Its cushioned midsole and leather footbed work together to provide long-lasting cushioning. Support, on the other hand, comes from the fiberglass shank.
  • This over-the-ankle hiker from Danner employs a Vibram Gumlite outsole. Thanks to a stitchdown construction, users can extend its useful life through recrafting.

The Mountain Trail is a men’s-only hiking boot. It comes in 2E - wide width only with full and half size options. Its traditional lace-up closure aids in fit customization.

According to Danner, this boot runs a bit long; hence, getting a half size down is recommended. It is shaped using the 650 EE last which grants a more relaxed fit.

Danner’s Mountain Trail use the Vibram Gumlite outsole. This durable unit is designed with aggressive lugs which bite into most types of terrain. Also, the compound used in this component enables it to grip on flat surfaces. The clover-like studs at the center provide multidirectional traction.

This American-made boot uses a cushioned midsole that is ideal for long walks. It provides comfort to those hikers who work on their feet most of the day. A padded leather footbed amplifies comfort. For underfoot support, it comes equipped with a lightweight fiberglass shank.

The Mountain Trail has a full-grain leather upper that offers durability and protection on and off the trail. The openings at the tongue are eliminated, thanks to its one-piece construction design. Its interior is leather-lined for enhanced comfort.

The closure system of this hiking boot includes metal D-rings and speed hooks for quick fit management. A heel pull tab assists in a convenient on and off.


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