Who should buy the Danner Ridge
The Danner Ridge has all the trappings of a great hiker, and those who would give it a shot can bear witness to its dependable on-trail performance. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that provides enhanced ground stability.
- Prefer a hiking boot that is eligible for recrafting.
- Prefer a hiking boot that provides custom fit and lockdown security.
Excellent traction and slip-resistant
A Vibram outsole called Kletterlift Thin is the component that enables wearers to traverse slippery surfaces with sufficient skid and slip resistance. It is engineered with low-profile lugs along its borders and cross-shaped studs at its center to improve the adventurer’s surefootedness over rugged terrain.
Comfortable and shock-absorbing cushioning
This Danner Ridge boot is capable of giving users an adequately cushioned and stable ride with its heavy-duty midsole. It has enough thickness at the heel to lessen the shock sustained on-ground impact.
Encased in its confines is the Bi Fit Board—a shank that bolsters underfoot support around the arch. Shoe crafters over at Danner paired the footgear’s midsole with a triple-layered removable Ortholite footbed to give hikers extra underfoot comfort and support. It is made of open-cell polyurethane, a type of material that is capable of discouraging heat buildup.
Breathable and waterproof
The Ridge’s high-top upper is a combination of full-grain leather and waxed canvas. It comes equipped with a Gore-Tex liner, giving the gear a breathable kind of waterproofing. Cinching the foot inside it is the hiking shoe’s lace-up closure. It is made up of synthetic lace, plated eyelets, and metallic open hooks.