Our resident boot reviewer Tom Jackson recently said Danner’s Stronghold boots may be the best boots he’s ever worn. With that in mind, we had to include these in our 2019 list of gift recommendations.
These lightweight boots are comfortable out of the box and made from waterproof full grain leather with a Vibram SPE midsole, which is a new rubber-EVA compound that gives maximum rebound and support.
A nylon shank gives the boots stiffness in the arch area, and the Vibram outsole offers traction in wet and dry surfaces. The tread is fairly shallow which really helps keep the bottoms of these boots clean. The boots meet or exceed non-metallic toe standards ASTM F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH [16713, 16719] and electrical hazard protection ASTM F2892-11 EH [16711, 16718].
Danner Stronghold boots come in brown or black and sell for around $200. You can read Tom’s full review of these boots by clicking here.