Trail 2650 Mesh: The perfect catch for summer use?

Is the Danner Trail 2650 Mesh for you? There is no black-and-white answer to this question. That said, we present you the following for more insight.


  • Its upper, both inside and out, is mainly made of mesh, delivering exceptional breathability.
  • Equipped with a heat-dissipating insole, the Trail 2650 Mesh disperses stuffiness with every step.
  • The shoe comes with two proprietary components that work in tandem to keep the heel in a neutral position while providing surefootedness on rocky terrain as you go.
  • Its Vibram toe guard grants bump protection and shock absorption at the same time.


  • Going downhill might be tricky in this as it lacks a heel brake.
  • It might look like it is, but its Vibram outsole is not resolable/replaceable.

Care guide for the Trail 2650 Mesh

While longevity is different from shoe to shoe, taking care of the Trail 2650 Mesh is a must if you wish to use it for months. Here are some useful tips on how to keep it in good shape:

  • After every use, brush debris and dust off its upper. You may use a vacuum cleaner at moderate speed to rid its many holes of dirt.
  • If it gets drenched, take out its Ortholite footbed and let it air-dry somewhere shaded.
  • If you plan to not use the Trail 2650 Mesh for a long time, store it somewhere cool and dry. Stuff it with some newspaper so that its upper will not deform over time.


How Danner Trail 2650 Mesh ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 39% hiking shoes
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Bottom 41% Danner hiking shoes
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Bottom 1% desert hiking shoes
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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.