Danner x New Balance “American Pioneer Project” celebrates the collections of two authentic American brands, on opposite coasts, creating two premium, domestically-manufactured models that represent the spirit of American craftmanship, heritage and quality.
The Danner x New Balance 585 MiUSA ($365) was crafted in NB’s Skowhegan, ME manufacturing facility with premium materials and traditional shoemaking expertise. The classic outdoor trail silhouette is done in Horween leather and durable ballistic nylon that lends itself to outdoor adventures.
The upper also includes veg tan leather lining and parts of the ‘N’ logo. The style is finished with a traditional boot lace, lace lock and co-branded leather insert.
The Danner x New Balance Light boot ($430) boot borrows the NB grey color palette to offer an upper done in grey suede, Horween leather and Cordura. A classic hiking design, the style is manufactured in Danner’s Portland, OR factory and has been dubbed the standard for performance, rugged durability, waterproof protection and craftmanship.
Special additions inspired by NB silhouettes include a leather piece on the heel mimicking a CR Device and a reflective underlay on the collar.
Additional details include a Vibram outsole for comfort and durability, New Balance branded lace lock, co-branded embossing on the tongue and a reflective flecked lace.
The collection launches October 1st online, Danner stores, and New Balance Experience stores and select sneaker and outdoor footwear retailers.