Saturday, April 14, 2012


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

We didn't have an appointment to preview the Lacrosse/Danner footwear but having past by their spot on the tradeshow floor-we popped in ---and we really liked what we saw.

women's Whitney™II Pac Boots 100% waterproof rubber bottom/1000 denier nylon upper-with a lockable top gusset + Snow Grip™ outsole

Established in 1897, Lacrosse started life as the Lacrosse Rubber Mill Lacrosse, Wisconsin...and what drew us in-are these heritage inspired rubber boots and updated double insulated Pac boots...all 100% waterproof.

removable cuff

3 eyelet lace-up  design for secure fit up top

cuffs are removable for multi-season wear
FUN----designed in-house, textile knits on these vulcanized rubber boots in bright colors. And the fit is secure---Lacrosse Ankle-Fit™ design with a narrowed ankle pocket that grips the foot better without being removable EVA midsole for comfort and Trac-Lite™ outsole for grip on all conditions.

Priced around $100-$180 for boots with Thinsulate cuffs
Neoprene... fleece lining of boots=warmth, even in extreme cold weather

Vibram® outsoles

Styles are named after locales and humans-with a connection to the historic Northwest. 

DANNER hails from Portland, Oregon -established in 1932. by a Charles Danner who believed superior craftsmanship, matters "regardless of the economy."

Inspired by the workbooks of loggers in the Pacific northwest, the Stumptown collection of lace-ups are exactingly made quality leather and Gore-Tex® linings- and judging by the store locater on the website-sold in sporting goods and hipster stores alike ($280-$360, average).