Who should buy Danner Skyridge

Adventurers who prefer to hike in style with a leather boot will find the Danner Skyridge a solid option. Purchase if:

  • A hiking boot that can be used in urban settings is preferred
  • You need a waterproof boot
  • Lightness in a boot is a priority

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Danner's outsole for the Skyridge

Danner’s Jadical outsole grants users traction not only on outdoor trails but also over urban surfaces, thanks to its low-profile triangular lugs. Its forefoot and heel zones have ample grooves to assist wearers during ascents and descents.

Danner Skyridge rubber outsole

The boot has a sturdy toe bumper thanks to the rubber outsole’s forefoot extension. A similar extension is also found at the heel and arch zones to further reinforce and protect the sole unit.

Danner Skyridge outsole bumper

Shock-resistant and protective cushioning

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is what the Skyridge’s midsole is made of, and that which grants this component its stress, abrasion, and water resistance. These basic qualities make the midsole cushy and protective at the same time. 

Danner Skyridge midsole

Contributing to the boot’s comfort level is the Ortholite footbed. It is made of open-cell polyurethane for breathability and heat dispersion. 

Danner Skyridge water protection

The Danner Skyridge's durable, waterproof upper

The Danner Skyridge houses the foot in a part suede, part cotton ripstop upper. This combination of materials makes the upper both comfortable and adequately sturdy.

Danner Skyridge upper


Its interior is engineered with Danner Dry—a technology that gives the boot a level of water protection. The fairly straightforward lace-up closure of the boot features synthetic laces and a combination of regular eyelets and open hooks. 

Danner Skyridge waterproof upper

Other options from Danner

Other Danner hiking boot variants include Danner Light and Danner Mountain 600.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 496g
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Danner

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.