Danner vertigo 917 reviews: Danner Vertigo 917 used a combination of the recent midsole, elastic cuffs, and classic leather detailing as one of Danner’s mountain-by-town leather boots. We’ve been wearing the Danner 917 leather boots for a month for this review.
“Ooh, I prefer the Huckberry Danners!” The exclamation took me all of sudden at the recent Outdoor Retailer fair this past month. A gentleman pointed to my shoes. Evidently, I used to be wearing more sought-after boots than I had thought. “We’ve cast Danner’s Vertigo 917 during a coveted Gold Ore colorway for the subsequent generation of city dwellers hustling day-to-day in hopes of striking it big on their own,” Huckberry writes on its website.
The boot in question — the merchandise of a brand collaboration between Danner and Huckberry — is the Vertigo 917, officially dubbed the “Gold Rush.” The improvements aren’t too functional; they’re mostly style-related. the first Danner Vertigo 917 was released a couple of years ago, but Huckberry added a suede heel, Vibram gum sole, Huckberry branding on the tongue, and golden color for the update.
Yet during a time when heritage mountain boots are all the craze in town, I made a decision to wear this day in and outing for the past month to ascertain what all the hype was about. In short: The Danner 917, $220, maybe a comfortable leather boot that keeps your feet pain-free all day long. My main qualm is its use of a Gore-Tex membrane (read: sweaty feet).
Other reviewers called Vertigo 917 the comfiest boot ever. I don’t get to be so bold, but these boots are pretty comfortable. The elastic cuff makes them super easy to require on and off. And for support, an OrthoLite footbed, mixed with a Vibram SPE midsole, gives sneaker-like comfort. And I’m not just saying that. While the surface seems like an old-school mountain boot, the within is supportive and functional.
Whether I’m biking to figure or walking 10 miles during a day, the Danner Vertigo 917 stands up. To design the boot, Huckberry looked to San Francisco’s history for inspiration. The golden color nods to the frontiersmen of the past that sought to strike gold in California. It’s this risk-taking heritage that Huckberry aspires to tap in the Vertigo 917 Gold Rush edition.
The Danner Vertigo 917 has delayed to a solid month of wear and tear. But that much is predicted — it’s a leather boot. I imagine these will last for years to return. My only qualm with the boot is its use of a Gore-Tex membrane. Unless I’m during a downpour or Denver is dumping snow, you actually don’t need a Gore-Tex membrane.
It keeps my feet dry but at the value of sweaty feet. Unless you’re in a cool climate, like inside or on the paths, these shoes don’t breathe well. Over the course of a flight, I slowly felt my feet start to swim. But that’s alright, I still wear them frequently. Because they feel great and have the mountainous look I’m after. You can buy the Danner Vertigo 917 in Gold Rush on Huckberry’s website. The boots cost $220.