Danner Inquire Mid: Before you buy

Are you ready to add the Inquire Mid to your growing collection of trail boots? Before you do, take a look at what you are getting yourself into.


  • Danner made this piece specifically for the female crowd.
  • The upper’s seams and non-overlayed parts make the boot extra flexible, allowing for freer mobility, especially during transitions.
  • It has a proprietary liner that gives two benefits: full waterproofing up to the height of the collar and sweat dissipation.
  • An odor-free ride is yours in this boot, thanks to its supportive OrthoLite footbed with antimicrobial and moisture management features.


  • While its mostly leather upper gets the job done in protecting the foot from the elements, its seamed construction requires additional cleaning time.
  • Its minimal heel brake might not be enough for extra slippery slopes.

Additional info

  • The Inquire Mid is part of the brand’s 365-day warranty, which will do right by you in case the boot is either with a defect or not up to Danner's standards.
  • If you are a fan of suede hikers, you can go full-on suede with the Danner Inquire Chukka instead.


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