Who should buy the Danner Trail 2650 GTX

The Danner Trail 2650 GTX is a phenomenal piece whose qualities make it too irresistible a product to ignore. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is engineered for agile hikers who wish to rack up trail mileage with enough versatility. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that grants users footing security and underfoot protection on the trail is the shoe’s sturdy sole unit.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that comes with a toe rocker to make transitions on flat surfaces as unrestrictive as possible.

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Deliver ample adhesive power on both wet and dry trails

The Danner Trail 2650 GTX comes with the Vibram 460 outsole for sufficient grip over different types of terrain. It is based on the Megagrip compound, which is designed to deliver ample adhesive power on both wet and dry trails. 

Danner Trail 2650 GTX outsole

Enhanced friction over soft- or loose-soiled surfaces

Its engineers crafted it with self-adaptive lugs and aggressive tread patterns to provide trail seekers with enhanced friction over soft- or loose-soiled surfaces.

Danner Trail 2650 GTX outsole 1.0

Cushy yet sturdy construction

This hiking shoe is intent on stabilizing the owner’s footing over rugged terrain with its lightweight Plyogo midsole (a Danner-exclusive component made of ethylene-vinyl acetate). It can absorb a good amount of shock with its cushy yet sturdy construction. It is also capable of flexing thanks to its grooved design.

Danner Trail 2650 GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

A TPU shank is placed within its middle section to give outdoorsy folks even more support around the arch. A removable multi-density Ortholite footbed sits right on top of this chunky layer, doubling down on the shoe’s provision of underfoot comfort. Since it is entirely made of open-cell polyurethane (PU), it can vent out heat as the user moves about.

Danner Trail 2650 GTX arch supp

Lightweight and breathable

Durable leather and lightweight textile make up the main shell of the Danner Trail 2650 GTX. As it is imbued with a Gore-Tex laminate (the same technology found in the Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX), the shoe can ward off moisture on the outside while remaining breathable on the inside. 

Danner Trail 2650 GTX upper

Easy to wear 

At its heel is a pull loop for quicker on and off. Completing the Trail 2650 GTX’s upper is its fit management system. It comes with synthetic lace and a combination of plated and non-plated eyelets.

Danner Trail 2650 GTX lightweight

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 383g / Women 298g
Base model: Danner Trail 2650
Use: Speed Hiking, Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Antimicrobial
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal

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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.