Who should buy the Danner TrailTrek Light

The positive traits of the Danner TrailTrek Light make it a worthy piece of gear. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a multi-functional low-cut hiking shoe designed for comfort on the trail.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides breathability and waterproofing.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that supplies traction on most types of surfaces.

Danner TrailTrek Light logo

Provides multi-directional traction

This low-cut day hiking shoe is equipped with a Danner Alpine Ascender Light outsole. Its surface is filled with an aggressive lug pattern for multi-directional traction. The triangular-shaped lugs provide grip on different types of terrain. The unit slightly extends upward at the front to protect the forefoot area.

Danner TrailTrek Light outsole

Renders a supportive and cushioned ride

Using a Danner Plyolite as its midsole, the TrailTrek Light renders a supportive and cushioned ride. It’s made of EVA, making this component lightweight.

Danner TrailTrek Light midsole

Comfortable cushioning and support

The boot comes with a removable Ortholite footbed. It has varying densities of polyurethane foam which grants cushioning and support. Also, the footbed’s open-cell design allows it to manage moisture. A nylon shank grants enough support while maintaining flexibility.

Danner TrailTrek Light arch


Suede leather overlays and nylon panels make up most of the Danner TrailTrek Light’s upper for durability and comfort. The Danner Dry membrane makes it a shoe with protection against water intrusions. 

Danner TrailTrek Light upper


This feature also promotes breathability by allowing moisture to pass through. A soft fabric lining creates a plush in-shoe feel for the user. In addition, the padded collar and tongue grant comfort.

Danner TrailTrek Light upper 1.0

Easy to wear

This shoe features combination eyelets and flat laces in its lace-up closure. A rear pull tab allows a quick on and off. Furthermore, the Danner TrailTrek Light is reinforced with a heel counter and toe rand for additional protection.

Danner TrailTrek Light loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: 17oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / 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.