In what feels like a match made in heaven, Ventura, California-based Patagonia is partnering with Portland, Oregon’s Danner Boots on what will be the former’s first-ever collaboration. The pairing was announced by Patagonia at the ICAST trade show in Florida in earlier this month.
The duo will team up on a wading boot that, according to Patagonia, will last you a lifetime. The Foot Tractor wading boot — a name Patagonia has used in the past for its wading boots — is optimized for fly fishing and wading around on slippery riverbeds. Both companies are heralded outdoor brands: Patagonia makes all sorts of gear for outdoor activities ranging from fly fishing to climbing, while Danner is best known for its rugged hiking boots.
The boot employs a stitch-down construction that allows it to be re-soled and reconstructed after years of use, which is a Danner Boots signature. Its upper is constructed using a blend of tanned waterproof full-grain leather and tough 1000 Denier nylon.
That high-quality construction, paired with the fact the boots are made at Danner’s factory in Portland, comes with a price. The Foot Tractor will reportedly retail for between $499 and $549 depending on whether or not you outfit it with aluminum gripping bars on the sole.
According to Patagonia’s YouTube channel, the wading boot will be available in February 2019.
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