The original Danner Men's Stumptown Mountain Light Boot, introduced back in 1979, is still considered to be one of the classic hiking boots of all time. The newest iteration of it today is built with nearly identical specs given that it is still a favorite of so many, why mess with such a good thing' There are, however, a few modern upgrades that you'll no doubt appreciate. The boot starts out with an incredibly durable one piece leather upper, lined with a Gore Tex waterproof liner for the ultimate in extreme weather protection. The speed hook laces ensure you can get a good, snug fit, even with gloves on or cold hands. The Airthotic PU insole provides excellent support, and when combined with the full length nylon shank, it creates an excellent platform that is plenty stable for you to carry heavy backpack loads, especially if you're planning to be out for multiple days on end. The wide last is perfect for people who like a slightly roomy toebox, either for big feet or just for comfort when carrying a heavier load. The soles are Vibram Kletterlift for excellent traction in any conditions you might feasibly encounter.