These new lines of footwear from Danner and LaCrosse include work boots that stand up to concrete floors, the rugged outdoors and inclement weather.
Danner introduces the Quarry — a black, 8-in. boot with a Gore-Tex liner, polyurethane footbed and padded tongue and collar. Classic stitch-down construction allows for resoling, extending the life of the boot. Suggested retail price: $190.
The Granite boots from Danner are available in 6- and 8-in. styles. According to the company, they are ideal for indoor working environments, providing support for long hours on hard shop and barn floors.
The 8-in. Granite work boot can be purchased insulated or uninsulated. Both the 6- and 8-in. boots are available in steel toe or plain toe versions. This boot also features a Gore-Tex liner, stitch-down construction and reinforced stitching along the seams and out-sole toe area. Suggested retail price: 6-in.: $135 to $140; 8-in.: $190 to $210.
Contact Danner Shoe and Manufacturing Co., Dept. FIN, 18550 N.E. Riverside Pkwy., Portland, OR 97230-4975, 800/345-0430, www.danner.com.
LaCrosse Footwear also introduces three new boots. The Alterra is a full-grain leather boot featuring a padded tongue and collar with a removable insole. A 90° heel gives the wearer stability when climbing ladders. The Alterra is available in men’s and women’s sizes. Suggested retail price: $74.95 to $79.95.
The Leatherneck boots are lined to keep feet dry and offer antibacterial protection in the lining and insole to prevent odor and fungal growth. The boots also feature a padded tongue and collar, a steel shank and removable inserts. LaCrosse says the soles provide extra cushioning, and abrasion and slip resistance. Suggested retail price: $114.95 to $129.95.
A new line of rubber overshoes from LaCrosse uses 100% waterproof, ozone-resistant rubber that stays flexible in cold weather. The overshoes also have slip-resistant soles, a 90° heel and reflective heel labels. They are available with two, four or five buckles. Suggested retail price: $34.95 to $69.95.
Contact LaCrosse Footwear Inc., Dept. FIN, 1407 Andrew St., La Crosse, WI 54603, 608/782-3020, www.lacrosse-outdoors.com.