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Danner Light Beckel Boot

Canvas meets leather in this classic hiker.

Meet the love child of two iconic Portland-based companies.    

When two companies that both make iconic products pair up, the result is usually pretty good. 

Portland-based Beckel Canvas Products—which has been making canvas-wall tents and bags since 1964—and footwear manufacturer Danner recently announced their collaboration on the Danner Light Beckel boot. Based on Danner’s classic Danner Light, each boot is handcrafted with premium full-grain leather and Beckel’s durable, water-resistant duck canvas quarter panels. 

This boot is lighter than the traditional Danner Light, and it features a grippy Vibram Gumlite sole and a highly breathable Dri-Lex liner that won’t trap sweat. The EE last is stable and supportive, and ideal for hikers with wide feet.

The boot is available in four styles—three for men and one for women. While the women’s boots won’t be available until May, you can buy the men’s products now. The shoes are all made in Portland, Oregon.   

$340, danner.com

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