Who should buy the Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX

The Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX’s set of trail benefits may be more than enough for challenging trips. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is designed to help day hikers complete their adventures.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that has a Gore-Tex membrane for durability and water protection.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers multi-directional traction on most types of terrain.

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Size and fit

The Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX is a mid-top day hiking boot for men and women. Its traditional lacing system enables wearers to get a customized lockdown. It uses the brand’s proprietary Trailguard technology, which gives a roomy fit in the toe box section and a snug fit in the heel area.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX laces 1

This day hiker is built on Danner’s DT6 last, which delivers an 8mm offset from the heel to toe. It also features extra width in the forefoot zone, which delivers stability and an aesthetic that can be used for everyday purposes.

Excellent grip on both dry and slippery surfaces

The men’s and women’s Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX is able to give ground adherence, thanks to its Vibram 460 rubber outsole. It employs a pattern of aggressive triangular lugs, which supplies grip on both dry and slippery surfaces.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX outsole

Excellent control for uphill and downhill conditions

The component’s rearfoot and forefoot regions are designed to render added control for uphill and downhill conditions. The sole’s front tip covers a portion of the toe box to give protection from stubbing. Moreover, it is made of a specially formulated Megagrip compound to provide resilience against harsh terrain conditions.

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Rigid and resistant to contortion

This Danner boot for hiking adventures is equipped with the brand’s trademarked Plyogo midsole. It is made of ultra-light EVA foam to give a cushioned ride while reducing shock from uneven trails. A Trailguard thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is embedded into this component to make the footgear rigid and resistant to contortion.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX midsole

Comfortable underfoot cushioning

A removable Ortholite footbed sits on top of the midsole. It uses three layers of varying densities to deliver optimal cushioning and underfoot comfort. It also employs an open-cell polyurethane (PU) design to maximize airflow and heat dissipation.

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Waterproof and breathable

The Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX waterproof boot combines suede leather and textile fabric to create a durable and lightweight upper. It comes with a Gore-Tex membrane, which uses more than a million pores on its surface to block water intrusions. This microporous design also grants breathability by dispersing excess moisture inside the footgear. Its forefoot zone is furnished with a rand, granting durability and trail protection.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX upper

Easy to wear

This Danner hiking boot features several eyelets and metal hooks to promote fit management. An EXO molded heel guard is positioned in the upper’s rearfoot region to deliver extra heel support. A pull tab is found at the collar’s back to give wearers easy on and off.

Danner Trail 2650 Mid GTX upper 1

Nice to know

  • Buyers who need a lighter pair that offers more ankle movement may want to consider this boot’s low-top variant, the Danner Trail 2650 GTX.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 400g / Women 312g
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / 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.