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Lightning Magazine Strikes Hard With Danner To Celebrate Its 300th Issue

We’re all suckers for reproductions here—and if said reproduction has been given a few key tweaks by Japanese designers—well, TAKE OUR MONEY.

Lightning Magazine celebrates its 300th issue by collaborating with Oregon hiking boot legend: Danner. For this particular limited-edition boot, they’ve revived the 8068 boot from the Danner archives.

First released in 1979, the boot pioneered the brand’s use of Gore-Tex, and helped to put Danner on the map in a big way. Lightning is paying homage to this classic by reproducing it with a measure of Japanese flair. Namely, raising the height to 8 inches and adding premium oiled Horween leather to the mix. Otherwise, it’s the same as the ’79 classic—Cordura Nylon side panels, Gore-Tex, and a Vibram Ketterlift sole.

It’s tough to beat the classics, but sometimes if you add a little oomph, you make them an absolute essential.

Available for $900 at Clutch Cafe