Let’s hit the trails! SEED People’s Market recently released the Danner Mountain 600 hiking boot, adding to their exclusive curation of Danner footwear. In collaboration with high-performance rubber soul brand, Vibram, Danner has delivered a lifelong boot for a lifetime of adventures. So whether you’re on the lookout for a new pair of premium hiking boots or have been keeping an eye on the quality-based boot brand, this Danner Mountain 600 review is worth the read.
“Versatile wherever the adventure takes me.”
My name is Robert and I'm the lead writer for SEED People's Market and Danner Diaries. If you’re a Southern Californian like myself, the gloomy days have overstayed their damn welcome. With temperatures dropping, clouds hovering, and weather forecasts fluctuating, I desperately needed an outdoor activity that wasn’t dependent on either. But it finally hit me; Hiking. And why not? Southern California is a hub of outdoor trails from the comely coastline of Crystal Cove to the serene slopes of Silverado Canyon.
As far as expenses go, hiking doesn’t take a huge toll on your wallet as it solely comes down to finding the right apparel. And while technical tops and outdoor bottoms are important for the tougher trails, it is vital to begin with the right pair of hiking shoes, handling each and every step of the way. My wardrobe at the time needed a decent pair of shoes suitable for the vast terrain of California. Furthermore, it was crucial to find a pair of boots that can be versatile wherever the adventure takes me.
There was no doubt in my mind about which boot brand to approach. Since their arrival at SEED People’s Market, Danner has been the outdoor footwear pinnacle of our marketplace. From utilitarian work boots to hiking boot staples, the Oregon-based boot brand has been committed to building boots that can last without sacrificing quality.
“An outdoor companion that can take on an abundance of adventures.”
In 2023, Danner introduced a new face for the trails; The Danner Mountain 600 4.5” hiking boot. The Danner Mountain 600 is at the forefront of Danner’s new category in men’s and women’s hiking boots, Performance Heritage; A combination of their classic styling with lightweight innovation and modern technology. As the men’s and women’s Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots hit our shelves in the natural Antique Bronze and Murky Green colorway, I found the perfect pairing for the Californian trails.
On a sunny Saturday morning, I laced up my Danner Men’s Mountain 600 4.5” hiking boots for Meadows Trail, located in Laguna Canyon. Throughout the hike, I was relieved to find out that a break-in process was nearly non-existent. That’s rather hard to come across with most boots as initial hikes involve agony on the feet. The beginning of the hike was smooth; however, I was met with a steep, narrow decline into the canyon. With the wrong shoe, you could’ve found me in the dust and on my a**. However, applauding the Vibram Megagrip outsole, I was dancing on dirt and feeling as confident as ever.
That confidence enabled me to lace up my Danner Mountain 600 boots for the many Orange County hikes that pursued; El Moro Canyon, Weir Canyon, Buck Gully, and Red Rock Canyon to name a few. All checked off in a matter of months. The Danner Mountain 600 became a trail companion that can take on an abundance of adventures.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Danner Mountain 600.
Do Danner Mountain 600 run big?
The Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots run big for men’s and women’s sizes. Rule-of-thumb is to size down a half-size for optimal comfort and breathing room. You can shop at our Costa Mesa store and try on men’s and women’s Danner 600 hiking boots in person.
Can Danner Mountain 600 be resoled?
Yes, Danner Mountain 600 boots can be recrafted with the careful replacement of the outsole. This can be done by Danner’s Boot Recrafting services provided on their website or by going to a local cobbler. Prices may vary between a cobbler and third-party recrafting services, so I recommend checking out Danner and their recrafting team based in Portland, Oregon.
Do Danner Mountain 600 boots need to be broken in?
After wearing the Danner Mountain 600 on several hikes, there is little to no break-in process. This may vary case-by-case and could depend on having the right size and making sure to wear technical socks.
Are Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots waterproof?
With its self-adapting lugs and specially formulated Megagrip compound, the Danner Mountain 600 outsole provides incredible grip on both wet and dry surfaces. Furthermore, each shoe is equipped with Danner dry waterproof liner.
Your next trail companion.
If the Danner Mountain 600 hiking boot seems like the perfect fit for your abundance of adventures, SEED People’s Market has a pair waiting for you. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, you can try one on for size in-store or check it out online. Our marketplace offers several different styles from Danner, perfect for any adventure or forte.