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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mountain Light Lownsdale: The Making of A Boot

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

We've spilled a little ink here and there already on the hiking boot collaboration between Tanner Goods and venerable Portland bootmaker Danner. Called the Mountain Light Lownsdale, they've just released a video showing how the boots are made in the Portland factory, along with a little more info:

The Lownsdale is constructed of genuine Chromexcel leather, from the world famous Horween tannery in Chicago, and is the first of its kind to be created at the factory in Portland. Chromexcel is famous for its luxurious and unique pull-up character. Each hide takes roughly 28 days to be matured and ready for use, and develops an amazing patina with age and use. The Lownsdale takes its name from Daniel H. Lownsdale, one of the founders of Portland, who established the city’s first tannery around 1845. Interestingly, its location is now the home of the Portland Timbers soccer (football if you’re true to the game) club. Anyone who knows us knows that when we root, we root for the Timbers.

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