The Caprine is unlike any other Danner shoe on the market. It uses modern styling, plenty of knit, and leather accents.
Founded in 1932, Danner began as a bootmaking brand dedicated to craftsmanship. And while Danner Boots of the ’30s may look different than today, the same leather stylings, sturdy build, and durable design have persisted.
Today, Danner’s craftsmanship remains. We’ve tested the brand’s latest boots and are continually impressed. But its most recent release, the Caprine, is anything but classic Danner heritage.
The Caprine is a knit upper urban shoe with leather stylings. Available in high and low versions, the Caprine shoe is designed for the city but comes with some features normally found in hiking boots.
Danner Caprine: Knit Urban Boot
Whereas most “city to trail” hiking boots are hybrid hiking lifestyle shoes, Danner sought to make a boot for the city with the Caprine. The shoe doesn’t have the aesthetic of a classic mountain lifestyle boot — of muted earth tones and a hiking boot design. It’s bold in looks and would stick out on the trail.
But that’s not to say Danner doesn’t inject a little bit of it’s hiking know-how into the Caprine.
Danner placed a custom Vibram outsole with Megagrip on the Caprine. And it wrapped Nubuck leather around the shoe for abrasion resistance. The knit adds breathability, and Danner covered the whole shoe in a DWR coating to repel water.
Further, Danner employs a Plyolite EVA midsole for comfortable walking and longlasting cushion.
So while it may appear city-ready, the Caprine can likely hold up to short day hikes no problem.
The Most Urban Danner: Caprine Low and High
The Caprine comes in high and low options in a slew of colors. The low and high are available in Olive/Pinecone, Taupe/Glazed Ginger, Black, and Gray.
Lows run for $140, and the highs cost $150.
Whereas most Danner boots are at home on the trail or at work, the brand presents an option for the urban explorer. And with all the knit coverage on the Caprine, it may be a versatile pick for warm summer days.
Check out the Caprine on Huckberry here.