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Danner Rivot Now Available in Black

Yesterday, while I was touring the Danner footwear factory near Portland, Oregon, I noticed that they were producing a Black version of the Rivot boot. For those of you unfamiliar, it is a lightweight, Berry Compliant boot that incorporates the San Crispino construction. It’s a trademark construction used by Danner and features a unique stitching pattern between upper and sole.


The Rivot is already offered in both Tan and Sage Green so the addition of Black is great for LE and first responders. It offered in both Men’s and Women’s styles and incorporates a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining. Danner also worked with Vibram to introduce a proprietary outsole for the Pivot which features a 360 degree lug pattern.



7 Responses to “Danner Rivot Now Available in Black”

  1. Felix says:

    So I habe a question as an European. How is quality and comfort oft US made boots like Danner compared to “our” traditional Brands like LOWA, Meindl or even HANWAG?


    • Buckaroomedic says:

      Felix – My favorite boots used to be Danner, now they are Meindle. The US made Danner boots are very comparable to the traditional European brands. Very well made and very comfortable for my feet.

  2. Dev says:

    It’s a shame they discontinued the Desert Acadia.

  3. Tackleberry says:

    Interesting hybrid welt-type construction on the sole, is it a full welt? Could it be resoled? It looks like a good measure for durability, but the shoe doesn’t appear to be constructed out of materials worthy of resoling once worn out.

    • Mark says:

      Very good old pub on the DTIC.mil site on the initial introduction of the direct molded sole Army combat boots in the mid 1960s. As much as I like stitch down soles, the DMS construction is quite often superior in terms of durability. That said, even with the older issue boots pre-speed lace, the sole could and did often wear out before the boot did.

      These boots here are of such good design and construction- and even more expensive than the old issue boots- that it would make sense if they would be developed in such a way that the sole could be replaced.

      I know on the initial infantry combat boots, with the Gore Tex, and the USMC coyote brown boots, that if you did not wear down the sole past the polyurethane midsole, there were a number of on line companies which could resole such a boot.

      I know when I sent an early pair of Danner light weight (and imported) hiking boots back to them to resole, they said that that particular sole was not re-soleable, so they sent me a new pair of boots (this time with gore tex, which I didn’t really want, but they had stopped manufacturing the non-Gore tex version).

  4. Stefan S. says:

    Been a Danner fan since the first Fort Lewis Go Devil boots I bought in the W. Berlin PX in 1988.