Danner Caprine notable features

-A hiker styled for the city, the Danner Caprine combines Nubuck leather and textile to create a comfortable and breathable shoe. It's equipped with a Vibram outsole that is specifically designed to provide superior traction in urban trails and beyond.

-This shoe also comes with the Plyolite EVA midsole for long-distance cushioning, an OrthoLite footbed for added comfort, and a nylon shank for lightweight support.

Size and fit

The Danner Capri is a mid-top boot with a foot-hugging knit upper. The collar, tongue, and top portion of the midfoot are made of knitted fabric which creates a sock-like feel. Additionally, it has a traditional lace-up closure featuring robust round laces and metal eyelets for a secure fit.

Outsole

For this specific shoe, Danner has partnered with Vibram to create a durable outsole that matches trail and urban environments. Featuring a large surface area, this boot promises great traction on concrete paths, hard and rocky terrain, and even slippery roads. It contains the Megagrip compound which is a very sticky rubber that works on both wet and dry surfaces. The lugs in the heel have a parabolic shape that mimics the toe of a goat hoof. This design is intended to provide strength and stability for independent movement from each side of the heel.

Midsole

For a comfortable and supportive stride, this shoe uses the Plyolite EVA midsole. It delivers long-lasting underfoot protection without the added bulk. Additionally, the Caprine boot comes with an Ortholite footbed which is made of open-cell polyurethane that ensures breathability. This removable insole is also contoured to provide more foot support. 

This boot also has a nylon shank that works by reducing the weight incurred by the wearer's weight while enhancing the structure and durability of the shoe.

Upper

The Caprine features a leather upper with abrasion-resistant woven textile for comfort fit and breathability. It features a clean, minimalist aesthetic design so it looks good whether you dress it up or down. The shaft height of this boot extends up to the ankle and the knit collar creates a snug fit around it. 

This model doesn't have a waterproof membrane so it stays breathable even in hot summer days. Completing its upper is a traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit that can easily be adjusted anytime needed.

Nice to know

-The Danner Caprine also comes in a low-top version.

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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.