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.

Danner Ridge logo

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.

Danner Ridge outsole

Danner Ridge outsole 1.0

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. 

Danner Ridge midsole

Excellent arch and underfoot support

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.

Danner Ridge arch support

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.

Danner Ridge uppper

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 23oz / Women 20oz
Use: Light Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Danner

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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.