As we often say here at GearMoose, there’s no wrong time to refresh your footwear rotation — and that especially goes for the transition from winter into spring. While tough, rugged leather boots and durable hikers still should have a place in your rotation, there’s something to be said for going as light as you can on the footwear front for warmer weather. After all, from day hikes to backyard BBQs, you need comfortable, dependable footwear that delivers — like the Danner Trail 2650, an all-new offering from one of our favorite boot brands.
It’s the first-ever trail trainer from the lauded heritage footwear brand, handsomely blending the Danner focus on quality and construction with forward-thinking technology. To wit: It’s now the lightest Danner boot on the market, and that makes it worth your purchase in and of itself. It’s packed with the type of technology you don’t often find wrapped up in one stylish package, including a dual-zone Vibram outsole and reinforced heel counter — not to mention a ridiculously lightweight EVA midsole.
Mesh lining ensures your feet stay cool and comfortable, while retro hiker-inspired color schemes like brown and red provide a dash of off-trail style. All of which is to say: You should feel more than comfortable — in matters of style and functionality — wearing the Danner Trail 2650 on a day hike and then to your favorite brewpub.