The Danner Shoe Mfg. Company opened its doors in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin USA in 1932 and began producing low-cost boots for the working man. In 1936, the company moved to Portland, Oregon, and began making calked logging boots. By the end of World War II, the company had built a name for itself making a logger style boot known as the “Shipyard Boot”. The business passed from father to sons Bill and John Danner. Bill Danner purchased his brother's interest in the business and became the sole owner of the Danner Shoe Mfg. Company.
In 1983, Bill Danner decided to sell his company to Eric Merk, under the condition that Eric follow the tradition of quality and craftsmanship the Danner family had built over the years. In 1994, Danner merged with LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Danner boot manufacturing facility remained in Portland, Oregon.
Styles of boots made: Military, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Uniform, and Work Boots
Value: Danner Boots present good value for the price paid. The boots are constructed of high quality leather and materials.
Availability: Many licensed third-party vendors sell Danner Boots.
Custom sizing: Not available.
How to order: Try on and purchase in brick-and-mortar stores, from on-line vendors, and from the company directly.
Bootmen's experience: Danner Fort Lewis (military) is a very good pair of boots that remain comfortable under extended wear. If I had a wish, it'll be for more solid support in the soles. - Bruce