In this boot, it all begins with the midsole—the part that actually supports your foot—which has been taken from Danner’s well-loved Mountain 600 series. A Vibram outsole that mimics the grip and comfort of your favorite running shoe rounds out the bottom half of the boot and a leather Chelsea-style upper completes the top. Grippy as hell and well-built from the ground up, this lightweight sneaker/boot guarantees protection from the elements and ease of wear. An ariaprene collar, military webbing, and convenient pull tabs allow you to easily slip off the full-grain leather shoe—but then you’d have to take off your new favorite shoes.
Like all of Danner’s products, there’s a lot going on under the hood, but that isn’t really what the Mountain 600 Chelsea is about. Sure, the unique midsole/outsole combo could give you grip on even the slipperiest of precipices, but the new Danner Chelsea is more about life off the trail. With its unique design, the Chelsea doesn’t read as a solely outdoors shoe; its comfort and minimal aesthetic make it a great choice whether you’re working in the yard or living the leisure life, cruising around town, grabbing beers with friends.
For the pragmatist with a busy social calendar the Mountain 600 Chelsea will get you through.
Available in 4 colorways all at Danner for $170.