Danner San Angelo Review
Durability and aesthetics have been adequately provided by Danner’s proven stitchdown construction method-something that they have been working tirelessly on perfecting ever since 1932. The stitchdown construction provides the consumer with a wider platform which offers increased stability. Taking a stab at a classic take on 360-degree snake bite protection, the San Angelo Snake Boot is artfully crafted in their Portland Oregon factory. With this lightweight, yet sturdy, boot you can dive right into your day, whether it be to do a little work around the property or going on serious hunts or fishing expeditions, resting assured that snakes won’t have a chance to put a damper on your day.
Stay comfortable in many different terrains, even when the temperature rises, with soft leather lining and the ability to adjust the fit both at the calf and over the foot. Enjoy increased surface contact, optimal comfort, and dependable durability from the polyurethane (PU) outsole that features low lugs. The Danner Men’s San Angelo Snake Boot is proudly and meticulously made in the USA with only some imported components. If you are on the market for boots that you can wear outdoors for yard work, fishing, hunting, trekking, or wherever your feet want to take you, you can feel safe and comfortable in these knee-high, water repellant, snake proof boots.
- 360-degree snake proof protection
- High shaft leg protection
- Reputable company
- Durable material
- Adjustable fit
- Not waterproof, only repellent
In 1939, Charles’s sons, John and Bill, officially joined the family business. They also attended classes at the University of Portland until World War ll evolved and they left to serve in the military. The war years brought business to Danner when the shipyards called for work boots. Because of the increased demand, a new factory was opened in North Portland, and Danner Shoe Mfg Company boosted its production up to 240 pairs a day. In the 1950’s, Bill expanded the product line to include shoes and opened the company’s first retail store. In 1980, Danner’s devotion to comfortable footwear extended passed humans to reach animals. One pair of size 150 boots were built for an elephant at the Washington Park Zoo (now the Oregon Zoo) in Portland. The waterproof leather boots were made to help heal her cracked feet.
In 1983, Bill decided to sell the company to Eric Merk, with the condition that Eric upholds the reputation of dedication to quality and craftsmanship the Danner family built. In 2010, Danner co-developed and began producing the new standard combat boots for the Marines and Army (the USMC RAT and Army Combat Hiker). Danner, to this day, produces high quality, dependable footwear.
Water repellent materials typically do not include any type of membrane of compact coating, meaning the breathability of these materials is usually better than that in waterproof materials. The full-grain leather will add flexibility and durability to your boots for the duration of their life. The leather is great for footwear for many reasons. One of the most impressive characteristics about leather is that it has the unique ability to not only absorb moisture but to also expel the moisture in the form of vapor. Therefore, leather will help keep your feet dry and cool, even in knee-high sturdy boots.
Because it is not ever wise to take chances when it comes to being around dangerous snakes, Danner is extra rigorous with the testing and product development that goes into every pair of snake proof boots they offer. An unbiased, third-party facility performs a range of penetration tests on each boot. They are filled with an inflated latex balloon that can identify any possible punctures. Any boots put on the shelves by Danner have successfully passed these tests. While snake proof boots are thoroughly tested for protection, the world is a dangerous and unpredictable place. Be sure to always practice extreme caution when in any environment where snakes and confrontations with snakes are likely to occur.
Not only are all of these characteristics great for boots that are meant to be worn in harsher environments and be protective against wildlife, but they are desirable in all corners of the footwear industry. Business, fashion, and casual footwear all implement PU soles in their products. Keeping PU clean is rather easy. Just use a scrubbing brush and warm water to get the dirt out from between the grooves. You can rub linseed oil or fish oil on the soles occasionally. This will help to extend their durability significantly. Also, when it does come time to retire them, they can be recycled.
The other strap is at the top of your foot, where your shin meets your foot. You can tighten this strap to give you extra support or loosen it for a more relaxed feel. This strap also comes in handy when your feet swell from heat or from being on them for a long period of time. As a bonus, these boots also come with a pull tab to give you a lending hand in donning and doffing. The steel shank that is in between the insole and outsole helps your footwear live a longer life and keep the fit consistent longer.
A steel shank will provide protection and reduce the risk of injury from sharp objects penetrating your boots. They offer comfort, balance, and support to tired and sore arches. The can extend the life of your boots and save you from spending unnecessary money on new boot every six months. The fact that these boots are between 16 and 18 inches in shaft height (will come to the knee), they will provide extra support and stability to your ankles. You won’t be as likely to roll your ankle over and take a tumble.
The leather upper material will keep you protected and dry. It will also be comfortable once it conforms to the shape of your foot. The leather lining will also help to keep you comfortable and dry. It will wick up any moisture from sweat or water and expel it as vapor. The polyurethane outsole features low lugs that work to provide additional grip, support, traction, and stability. There is no doubt that this is a lightweight, sturdy, comfortable, protective boot that is worth keeping around for when an occasion calls for them.