The original Danner Jag debuted in the '80s as a lightweight alternative to their classic, heavy-duty hiking boots. After a few years on the trail supporting external frame backpacks and complementing denim cut-offs, the Jag was retired. Now 30 years later, they've re-introduced the Jag as a more versatile version of its former self. It's comfortable both on the trail and around town, and incorporates durable, lightweight materials, a cushioning EVA midsole, and a new waffle outsole that adapts to a wide variety of terrain. Danner is proud to re-introduce this Danner original.
Durable suede and textile upper
Danner® Dry waterproof protection
Two lace options
Cushioning open-cell OrthoLite® footbed
Lightweight, shock-absorbing EVA midsole
Danner® Waffle rubber outsole with classic hiking tread pattern
Weight: 34 oz
Color: Sandy Taupe
The boot looks great and felt great - on the bottom of my boot. However, there is a spot at the ankle where the water-proof tongue attaches to the side that sticks out into my ankle. Customer service was great and suggested I keep trying, but even with a thicker sock, it didn't work out for me. I'll probably try another Danner boot, but ultimately returned these. Bummer!
What amazes me about the JAG is how light on my feet they feel — like sneakers. I can wear them all day and and I never think about my feet; the boots are an extension of my body. Even though they are light, I still feel good support around the ankle. You can wear these year around, but I think they are best for the summertime and warmer climates. These are seriously comfortable boots that require virtually zero break in. They fit perfectly right out of the box.
High points for style, too. These aren't too bulky. And there are so many good color combos from which to choose. Since shipping & returns are free, I ordered a few pairs to compare. Some of the two tone styles, like Barley, are gorgeous, but I find them harder to pair up with my wardrobe. I like minimal, simple things, so I tried the Carbon Black. But these almost felt generic and visually seemed bulky on my feet. I landed on the Sandy Taupe color which, for me, are nicely understated and go well with my mostly black, gray and navy blue wardrobe. I will say, the fabric inset on the Sandy Taupe is just slightly iridescent or shimmery (the photos don't really capture it). I wish it was more of a simple matte canvas material. But, still, it works.
I wear a size 10 in sneakers, boots, dress shoes, etc. I ordered my JAGs in 10 and they fit perfectly
I have had Jag before, and they are great boots. This style is still nice, but the photo coloring is off. In the picture it almost looks like a green on it, and it is not like that at all, it is brown and brown.
I bought these Danner boots before going hiking for 5 days in Big Bend National Park. I used them each day and hiked over 20+ miles on rugged rocky terrain. Im a big guy at 6'2" 250lbs, they performed exceptional, made me feel confident and comfortable the whole time. I couldn't be happier and would recommend to anyone.
Bought these boots because of their light weight and comfort. After breaking them in, I hiked 70 miles through the technical terrain of The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. The boot kept me safe, dry and mostly comfortable with NO blisters. Excellent boot, and it looks great on the street, too!
Solid boot and comfortable from the get go, but takes some time to break in. Runs big: I wear a size 11 in NB 574s and 11.5 in Brooks Cascadias and I originally got an 11 in these and they were way too big. Luckily Danner has an exceptional return policy and the 10.5s fit nicely.
I give these shoes a 5 star rating on comfort and function. But i have to rate as 3 star as im disappointed that 2 weeks into wearing them they look faded and a couple years old. Maybe that was the intent from the designer, but i should have purchased the leather version!