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Hiking boots are among the most utilitarian footwear, but they aren't appropriate for all occasions. Rugged support can be a pain on city sidewalks (literally), while rough leather and lugs might not pass as dining attire.
Some hiking boots break the mold (er, last?), though, and Danner's Trail 2650 leads that pack. It's burly enough for serious trails but won't look — or, more importantly, won't feel — out of place in town.
Lightweight for its category
To put a number on it, one pair weighs roughly 24 ounces. That pound and a half represents the lightest hiking shoe Danner makes, and walking in them is as breezy as a pair of sneakers or Silicon Valley lace-ups.
Plenty of colors
The Trail 2650 comes in a wide variety of colors to fit any vibe. There's bright and poppy, low-key and muted, and classically outdoorsy. Refine your look further by choosing between a synthetic mesh upper or one made of leather (note: the waterproof Gore-Tex liner included in many models is invisible).
Fit for any itinerary
Despite its lightness, the Trail 2650's upper is quite supportive, thanks to an external heel counter, an EVA midsole and a minimal TPU shank. So yeah, it's fully capable of taking on serious trails that don't call for a full-sized hiking boot. And if your day (or weeklong trip) consists of more casual plans like wandering around a city, well, it's perfect for that too.
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