It all began in 1932 when Charles Danner opened the doors of Danner Shoe Mfg. Company in the logging town of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Charles, along with a team of 12 employees, set out to build affordable, handcrafted work boots. The U.S. was in the midst of the Great Depression, labor costs were about 30 cents per hour, and leather and other necessary raw materials were dirt cheap. The finished boots sold for less than $4 a pair.
Building on the same tradition and high standards of quality instilled by Charles Danner and his family generations ago, Danner continues to design and manufacture a complete line of hiking, hunting, uniform, work, and lifestyle boots in its world-class factory in Portland Oregon, USA.