For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 18ozWomen: 16oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Danner x Timbers 600 2018 Edition
- Danner collaborated with Portland Timbers to create footwear for outdoor lovers and sports enthusiasts. The Danner X Timbers 600 2018 Edition is both durable and waterproof, thanks to its full-grain leather upper with Danner Dry technology.
- This limited edition footwear employs the Mountain 600 silhouette. It has a Vibram Specialized Performance Elastomer (SPE) midsole which grants flexibility and comfort. The Fuga outsole, on the other hand, delivers surface traction.
Danner x Timbers 600 2018 Edition size and fit
Catering to male and female hikers, the 2018 edition of Danner X Timbers 600 2018 Edition from Danner comes in standard width. It is also offered in whole and half sizes.
This mid-cut day hiking boot is shaped using the DPDX last. It has a low volume profile but still provides a room for toe splaying. Danner recommends getting a half size smaller than what hikers usually wear as this pair runs slightly large.
The Danner X Timbers 600 2018 Edition features the Vibram Fuga outsole. It is developed using the Megagrip compound which offers stability and grip on most surfaces. Its flex lines and self-adaptive lugs render flexibility and multidirectional traction, respectively
The Vibram SPE midsole is a combination of synthetic rubber and EVA which delivers comfort and cushioning. It houses a nylon shank that provides underfoot rigidity without hindering the boot’s flexibility. Also, it has a removable Ortholite footbed which enhances comfort through its breathable open-cell PU construction.
Protecting the foot from the harsh outdoors is a full-grain leather upper. It comes with the proprietary Danner Dry technology. It’s a membrane that protects against water intrusions while allowing the foot to breathe for a cool in-shoe feel. A strip of leather is attached to the rear for added durability.
The 2018 edition of the Danner X Timbers 600 comes with two sets of flat laces—green and white—which go through five pairs of D-rings and two pairs of open hooks. Along the top of its padded tongue are loops which help keep it in place.
- The RCTID label attached at the back of the boot stands for Rose City Til I Die.
- The Portland Timbers logo is embossed at the lateral side of the boot. As an acknowledgment of their 2015 MLS championship, it has a star carved at the fifth D-ring.