Verdict from 6 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Plush: “Very comfortable” is how numerous hikers describe the Danner Trail 2650 Campo.
  • Featherweight: Many trail-goers find an ultra-lightweight shoe in this offering, which weighs no more than 700 grams a pair.
  • Grippy: This piece, much like many must-haves from Danner, adheres on rocky surfaces quite remarkably.
  • Stabilizing: The Trail 2650 Campo can help you maintain balance where the bumpy gets bumpier.
  • Appealing: City folks are likely to swoon over your feet while you got this sneaker-like pair on.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Tight access: Its sock-like fit, while it gives the foot an intimate hug, also makes slipping it on a mini struggle, especially for those with high arches.
  • Heat-magnet: Based on a review, the shoe’s toe box heats up pretty quickly (when exposed to the sun for too long). The report in question blames it on the color of the forefoot section, which is darker than the rest.

Bottom line

If unhindered, breezily comfy strides in warm conditions sound quite appealing to you, then the Trail 2650 Campo would be right up your alley. Built specifically for desert adventures, this Danner offering will help you conquer dusty terrain while keeping your tootsies fresh with each boosted step. Once you master getting it on, the Trail 2650 Campo can be your best companion where the sun is high up and tumbleweeds abound.

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Things the Trail 2650 Campo brings to the hiker’s table

Every piece we have in our collection of hiking kicks comes with a dedicated facts and features section. The Trail 2650 Campo, of course, is no exception. That said, the featured hiker has facets that require a little more spotlight to be appreciated. What we mean are as follows:

Locked-in heel, roomier forefoot. This hybrid fit is made possible with Danner’s proprietary heel counter and DT6 last, which leaves the toe box slightly wider than most. This means that you can pull off more daring strides in the Trail 2650 Campo minus the cramped toes.

Dust gaiter ready. If you want to double down on debris protection, you will be happy to know that this Danner shoe has a built-in gaiter ring. Once you have a pair on, getting sand between your toes will be a thing of the past.

Heat-dissipating footbed. If you are a fan of third-party inserts, think twice before getting rid of the Trail 2650 Campo’s default insole. Why? Because apart from having antimicrobial properties, which deal with stink, the footbed in question also has air circulation capabilities. With it, arid regions pose little threat.

Nice to know

  • Smitten by the looks of the Trail 2650 Campo, but you need something waterproof? Check out the Trail 2650 GTX
  • This hiker is part of Danner’s 365-Day Warranty. If you feel like it has some glaring issues straight from the box, you may call it in for a possible replacement.


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