Colorado-based outdoor brand Topo Designs has partnered with the formidable 84-year-old Danner shoe company to produce the superb Topo Designs x Danner Ridge Boot. These precision, handcrafted boots use superior materials and techniques which should mean that a pair will last generations, if treated correctly. Horween leather, flexible Vibram soles and Gore-Tex are combined with bright 100d Cordura nylon side panels to give this Topo Ridge a thoroughly modern look, while the dark brown leather gives more than a passing nod to Danner’s heritage. The Gore-Tex liner will ensure feet stay dry as you wander in the great outdoors, while the addition of that heavyweight Cordura means the boot is some 20 percent lighter. Smart in every sense.