There are some pairs of leather boots that you see on a screen (or in store), and immediately know that you need a pair on your feet — as soon as humanly possible. For us on this particular occasion, that pair to be the Danner Light 40th Boots, an instantly iconic pair of leather boots that are utterly fitting for fall when sold by the fine folks at Filson (say that last part five times fast). The Danner Light 40th Boots are remarkably well-constructed, made to honor the four decades since Danner (very wisely) first used GORE-TEX in a boot.
The result of this particular partnership delivers in every way possible for the modern and style-minded adventurer, from the rich full-grain leather and 100D nylon upper to the addition of the classic and highly functional waterproof GORE-TEX membrane (as to be expected). The combo is itself a rich take on black and tan, two shades that work exceptionally well together when it comes time to shop for fall boots — and put together fall outfits, for that matter.
The Danner Light 40th Boots are so seasonally ready, we can already see them out on the trail with tough chore pants and a flannel shirt.