Updates to Danner TrailTrek Light

  • The Danner TrailTrek Light is a multi-functional low-cut hiking shoe designed for comfort on the trail. It has a durable suede leather upper with mesh panels for breathability. It’s paired with a Danner Dry membrane for waterproofing.
  • This shoe uses the brand’s patented Plyolite midsole. It’s made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) for cushioning and support. The Danner Alpine Ascender Light outsole supplies traction on most types of surfaces.

Size and fit

The Danner TrailTrek Light is a men’s hiking shoe offered in whole and half sizes. It is available in standard and wide widths. The shoe is built on DPDX, a low-profile last that keeps a streamlined design while having a roomy feel. Its lace-up closure system grants a personalized fit.

Outsole

This low-cut day hiking shoe is equipped with a Danner Alpine Ascender Light outsole. Its surface is filled with an aggressive lug pattern for multi-directional traction. The triangular-shaped lugs provide grip on different types of terrain. The unit slightly extends upward at the front to protect the forefoot area.

Midsole

Using a Danner Plyolite as its midsole, the TrailTrek Light renders a supportive and cushioned ride. It’s made of EVA, making this component lightweight.

The boot comes with a removable Ortholite footbed. It has varying densities of polyurethane foam which grants cushioning and support. Also, the footbed’s open-cell design allows it to manage moisture. A nylon shank grants enough support while maintaining flexibility.

Upper

Suede leather overlays and nylon panels make up most of the Danner TrailTrek Light’s upper for durability and comfort. The Danner Dry membrane makes it a shoe with protection against water intrusions. This feature also promotes breathability by allowing moisture to pass through. A soft fabric lining creates a plush in-shoe feel for the user. In addition, the padded collar and tongue grant comfort.

This shoe features combination eyelets and flat laces in its lace-up closure. A rear pull tab allows a quick on and off. Furthermore, the Danner TrailTrek Light is reinforced with a heel counter and toe rand for additional protection.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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