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Who should buy the Danner South Rim 600 

The South Rim 600 from Danner is a day hiking boot specifically crafted for warmer conditions. It is ideal for:

  • individuals who want a breathable gear for extra comfort during summer hikes
  • outdoor lovers who want to experience the lightness of Danner’s hiking shoes without compromising underfoot protection

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Danner South Rim 600’s Vibram Fuga outsole

Danner South Rim 600 Vibram Fuga outsole

For surface traction, Danner’s South Rim 600 sports a Vibram outsole called Fuga. It is based on Vibram’s Megagrip compound, granting it a kind of grip that works on various types of surfaces, may they be slippery wet or bone dry. 

Danner South Rim 600 heel lugs

Its durable triangular lugs are formed into a geometry that provides multi-directional traction.

Danner South Rim 600 triangular lugs

Danner equipped South Rim 600 with a durable Vibram SPE midsole

The South Rim 600 gets to stabilize the user’s footing on bumpy trails thanks to its cushy Vibram SPE midsole. It is made of a special kind of rubberized EVA that offers improved comfort and enhanced rebound.  A nylon shank is placed within its interiors, reinforcing its medial zone for more arch support.

Danner South Rim 600 Vibram SPE midsole

Working alongside the midsole unit in delivering comfort underfoot is the boot’s Ortholite footbed. This cushioned component is made entirely of open-cell polyurethane—a type of material that has heat-mitigating properties.

Part nylon, part leather upper of Danner’s South Rim 600

Danner South Rim 600 part nylon, part leather upper

Danner engineers gave the South Rim 600 a part nylon, part suede leather upper to grant hikers a blend of comfort and protection on the trail. Its inner liner is made of air mesh fabric which promotes the boot’s overall breathability. 

Danner South Rim 600 lacing system

Making up its speed lacing system are synthetic laces as well as D-rings and open hooks made of metal. The gear’s tongue has multiple lace keepers, allowing for a firmer hold on both the laces and the tongue.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 454g
Use: Day Hiking, Desert
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Breathable / Removable insole / Antimicrobial
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Danner
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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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.