Updates to Danner Trail 2650

  • The Danner Trail 2650 hiking shoe is crafted supportive for traversing daring trails. Its predominantly leather upper is engineered with a breathable liner, making it a suitable footgear to wear in the spring and summer months.
  • A cushy yet sturdy midsole and a Vibram outsole make up its hardwearing sole unit. It has rockered heel and forefoot zones—a set of features that smoothens transitions.

Size and fit

The Trail 2650 is a generally true-to-size, hiking shoe for male and female day hikers. It is offered in full and half sizes. The Danner Trail 2650 (men’s) may be had in widths regular and wide. The women’s version, on the other hand, only comes in regular. It is built around the DT6 last, giving its forefoot a broader platform for improved stability. Wearers can adjust its fit using the shoe’s classic lacing system.


With the Danner Trail 2650’s Vibram 460 outsole, daytime adventurers can navigate moderately rugged trails with sufficient surface traction. Made using the Megagrip compound, this aggressively lugged component is amply capable of adhering to different types of terrain, come rain or shine. Outside traction, this grippy Vibram layer also provides forefoot protection with its front extension acting as the shoe’s toe bumper.


A lightweight midsole made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) is the component that gives users ample cushioning, shock absorption, and stability in the Trail 2650. It houses a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) shank—a plate-like element that grants trail seekers increased arch support. A heat-dissipating multi-density footbed from Ortholite sits right on top of it for extra comfort and support underfoot.


The Danner Trail 2650’s below-the-ankle upper is a combination of textile and leather. Its breathable liner is made of mesh. It comes engineered with a heel counter for additional support. Its lace-up closure is comprised of a flat synthetic lace and standard eyelets.


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