Did Danner Just Make the World’s Most Versatile Trail Shoe?

Want footwear that’ll carry you from the city to the trail with ease? Try the Overlook.

April 22, 2021 12:17 pm
Danner Overlook shoe
The Danner Overlook: works great on the trails, looks great on the streets. Win-win.

In partnership with Danner

Regular readers of this publication will know that we recently clued you in to the myriad physical and mental health benefits of trekking. As a workout for both your body and mind, it’s hard to beat getting out on the trail — whether for multiple consecutive days or just for an afternoon — and as the weather continues to warm, we wholeheartedly endorse it.

For the casual hiker — particularly the casual hiker who enjoys tacking post-hike libations with friends onto any given outing — the brawny bootmakers at Danner have arrived with the ideal footwear choice: the Overlook.

For those who have been living under a rock rather than hiking over them, Danner has been a pioneer in rugged outdoor footwear since 1932 and developed the world’s first fully waterproof hiking boot in the late 1970s. Recent years have seen the advent of their lifestyle line, boasting styles that play from rugged trails to city streets with equal aplomb. 

The Overlook is Danner’s newest addition to that line, and it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking for everyday sneaker comfort and style with enough trail DNA to manage whatever weekend warrioring you can throw at it. Sporting a streamlined silhouette with a water-resistant “EnduroKnit” upper and leather detailing (there’s also a model with a full-grain leather upper), the Overlook’s interior features a dual-density midsole that’s firmer around the edges and softer in the middle for premium support and cushion. 

The super durable outsole comes courtesy of legendary Italian manufacturers Vibram, with triangle lugs that provide excellent grip over uneven surfaces. Add a stitchdown heel for increased stability and you’ve got yourself a pair of supremely versatile kicks that will keep you sure-footed over hill and dale and carry you right into a city kickaround with no trouble whatsoever.

Happy trekking.

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