The Danner Feather Light 917 Is Built for the Urban Explorer

You’re a busy guy. The demands of the day are high and you don’t have time for mediocrity, let alone footwear that doesn’t last. Whether your adventures are in the city or outside, you need a boot that keeps up with you. What you need in a premium boot is durability, comfort, and of course, style. You’ll find all that and then some when you slip on a pair of Danner boots.

Danner Shoe Mfg. Company has outfitted the toughest tradesmen and outdoorsmen since 1932. The company was started by Charles Danner in the midst of the Great Depression. Danner wanted to build affordable, handcrafted work boots and there was no better place to produce that than in the old logging town of Chippewa Falls, WI. If boots made for loggers don’t scream durable, what does? With Danner’s humble beginnings and top tier craftsmanship, it’s no wonder the brand is still a tried and true option for boots that last.

Improving a classic

The Feather Light 917 is a revival of a popular 1980s Danner Original. Danner released the iconic Danner Light hiking boot in 1979. It was the first boot on the market that used waterproof GORE-TEX liners, which were 100% waterproof and breathable. No water got in, but sweat and moisture wasn’t trapped either. In the early 1980s, the original Feather Light made its waves and now, it’s continuing the evolution with modern upgrades. The Feather Light 917 features the same GORE-TEX liner that made it iconic decades ago to keep you dry. It also sports an exclusive lightweight high-traction Vibram 917 outsole featuring XS Trek rubber compound for extra stability and performance.

For the modern outdoorsman

Not only is the Feather Light 917 durable, but it isn’t too sore on the eyes either. The boot is made with strong and durable full-grain leather as well as softer suede for those more sensitive parts of the foot. Danner’s traditional stitchdown technique is combined with cup sole construction, which gives the boot a wider platform and no need for a buffed sidewall. The boots get a modern look and lightweight flexibility. The boot’s lace-to-toe functionality with Danner’s iconic D-rings gives it some of that outdoor, rugged feel. A good balance of casual and tactical, the Feather Light 917 doesn’t look out of place in the office or on the trail for a casual hike. Thanks to the removable OrthoLite footbed, which features three layers of varying density combined for maximum cushioning and support, you can rock these boots all day wherever you are.

The 917 series was built to keep up with you on any adventure in any condition. The Vertigo, Feather Light, and Tramline are light enough for your day-to-day office commute or walk to trivia night, but also durable enough for those days mother nature’s a big nope. The Vertigo and Feather Light have the classic Danner design elements with tactical features great for the outdoors. All 917 series boots feature a Vibram outsole and GORE-TEX lining. The minimalist aesthetics and renowned durability make Danner boots a staple item in any closet. Buy Here

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