by Jamison Aweau / October 23, 2013
Danner x Ball and Buck Boot. Two companies devoted to the highest standards of quality of materials, workmanship, and detail. Mark Bollman, founder of Ball and Buck, has been on a mission since he started the brand for sporting gentleman – team up with the best companies in America that offer the finest quality Made in the USA products. Enter Danner Boots – founded in 1932 and based in Portland, OR, a company dedicated to every detail of product design.
The collaboration features Danner’s most iconic silhouette, the Danner Light, uses a special leather that’s saturated with oils and waxes, so it only gets better with age and wear. Ball and Buck’s signature 10oz camouflage flanks the sides of the boot and a subtle blaze orange stitching touches the heel. Antique brass hardware adds a rugged touch to the classic style. Gumlite® soles by Vibram® make the boot light enough to be worn in the city while added GORE-TEX makes it functional for actual hunting or hiking. There may be similar ways to craft a boot, but there are not similar standards to that of Danner and Ball and Buck.