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Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project

How about two times ‘Made in USA’?  This is the Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project, a limited edition collaboration featuring two trail-inspired styles – the Danner Light Pioneer and the New Balance MiUSA 585. 


danner.com/new-balance

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8 Responses to “Danner x New Balance American Pioneer Project”

  1. Ian says:

    Danner QC has really gone down hill, and their customer service seems to be in rather poor as well. Another company that has let their products slip in the quest for greater income. Such a shame.

  2. kit crazy says:

    That’s cool that they hired some of the old Lugz designers that have been unemployed for a while.

  3. AbnMedOps says:

    Well, the website has a cool Columbia River Gorge photo, but…$430 for a pair of light boots?..I’ll have to think about it.

    • straps says:

      Yup, that price tag hurts. The upside is that the boots last pretty much forever. From Fall to spring I cycle among 4 pair of Danners, to include a pair of Go Devils purchased in 1984 (recrafted twice), a pair of Acadias purchased in 1996 (never recrafted), a pair of Desert Acadias worn over 2 winters in the Hindu Kush (recrafted due to the damage that volcanic rock does) and a pair of ICHs that seem to be impervious to everything.

      I think Danner may be one of the last large-ish brands on the planet using materials that that don’t degrade after 2 years…

      • AbnMedOps says:

        Yes, I still have my 1986 “Go Devils” (never recrafted, but a big blob of Shoe-Goo keeps them waterproof-ish), and a pair of 1989 “Acadias” with a leather patch repairing a concertina snag at the top cuff). Definitely got my money’s worth from Danner – they served well through the first 30% of my career until black boots went away.

  4. ThatBlueFalcon says:

    Moon Boots!

  5. Are these “real” hiking boots, or are they “life-style” boots?