Sep 15, 2017 | By Dan Bisson
Danner, the heritage footwear company that’s been keeping outdoorsmen and workers well shod since 1932, will be officially unveiling its Stumptown collection on August 15th. Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, the brand chose the Stumptown name as a symbol of the pride they have for their hometown and their connection to Portland, Oregon’s historical logging industry. “Stumptown” is one of the earliest nicknames given to the city of Portland in the mid-1840s when it went through a rapid growth, forcing land to be cleared away quickly to accommodate for neighborhoods and local businesses. While the trees were being removed, the city did not have the manpower to remove the stumps that lined the streets. In true Portland fashion, locals crafted ways to use the stumps to their advantage, painting them white to make them more visible and using them to cross the streets without sinking into the mud during the rainy season of the Northwest.
The boots in the Stumptown series (11 in all) are re-imagined classics, built by hand in their Portland factory. Ranging in price from $310 – $330, they’ll be available at select Danner retailers and online.
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