Construction Workwear Highlight: Danner Boots

With almost a century of experience making heavy-duty boots, Danner offers a solid, reputable selection of footwear for construction professionals. Learn about the company's roots and its products in this article.


While many workwear apparel brands offerings don’t include boots, brands such as Danner Boots is all about footwear. The company is part of a lineup of boot brands that includes The Original Muck Boot Company, Carolina, Thorogood, Red Wing Shoes, Keen, White’s, Wesco, and Nicks.

Danner Boots got its start in Oregon in 1932. According to the company’s website, Charles Danner came to the Pacific Northwest with the goal to build the best boots loggers had ever known, ‘an effort that resulted in a long-standing heritage brand with a renegade spirit.’ In putting his own boots down in Oregon, Charles Danner had done so drawn by the promise of opportunity in the rugged unknown. The craftsmanship of his boots reflected his desire to create a product that would accommodate others who lived and worked there.

Danner Boots manufacturers boots for men and women for multiple purposes, including tactical, military, hunting, lifestyle, hiking and work, with most sporting an American flag. The company’s product line is extensive, designed to accommodate the needs of those working in any trade.

Danner Boot Products

  • In men’s boots, the Bull Run unlined leather boot is designed for cooler comfort in warmer temperatures and is a brand best seller. A woman’s version of Bull Run is available.
  • Cedar River offers a moc toe style with Danner Dry waterproofing.
  • Vicious is a brand best-seller work boot designed to balance comfort and durability. Other features include waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX and a Vibram outsole. A woman’s option of Vicious is available.
  • The Steel Yard boot is designed to be versatile, offering the Danner Comfort System for cushioning and support as well as a thick polyurethane midsole.
  • The Quarry is the brand’s most popular and versatile work boot, crafted with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX. Danner Boots’ evaluation of previously-worn Quarrys showed the midsole was one of the first parts of the boot to break down, so the company worked with Vibram to integrate a new highly durable, 12 Iron Vibram midsole with an updated and rugged Vibram outsole. A woman’s option of Quarry is available.
  • Rain Forest – a brand best seller – is considered Danner Boots’ most durable work boot, ideal for heavy-duty outdoor work. A woman’s boot also is available.
  • Crafter is designed as a no-frills waterproof work boot with extra focus on support and cushioning.
  • Power Foreman features the brand’s Vibram Cristy outsole.
  • Stronghold is inspired by hiking boots and is built for the toughest working conditions.
  • Field Ranger is designed as a versatile, waterproof work boot built on Danner’s TRAILGUARD platform for lightweight, athletic performance.
  • Danner Logger is a traditional logger redesigned to be lightweight, comfortable, and flexible and is a brand best seller.
  • Riverside has a double-stitched upper and rubber rand designed for extreme durability in a hike-inspired work boot. A woman’s option is available as a newly-introduced option.
  • Crucial is designed as a premiere hike-inspired work boot built on the TERRA FORCE NEXT platform.
  • Run Time is designed as a durable and lightweight indoor work boot with sneaker comfort. A woman’s option is available.
  • Danner Romeo is the brand’s original slip-on boot with stitch down construction.
  • Women's Springfield is a trail-inspired work boot available in both waterproof and hot weather options.
  • Women's Stronghold is inspired by the brand’s most popular hikers and is built for the toughest working conditions.

New Footwear

  • Lead Time footwear. Resembling a tennis shoe, it is inspired by the brand’s best-selling Trail 2650 hiker footwear and is meant for indoor work. Lead Time is offered for both men and women.
  • Caliper features full-grain leather uppers for durability and four layers of underfoot cushion for maximum comfort. A woman’s option is available.

Danner Boots offers a recrafting service providing customers the option to extend the life of their boots as well as keep them out of the landfill. Customers can send the boots in to the company, which rebuilds the boots by hand in a way that already fits the anatomy of the customer’s foot and stride but with brand-new components. The boots are shipped back to the customer for free. The company’s website features both men’s and women’s boot styles that are eligible for reconstruction.

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