For more than 85 years, Danner has proven its worth to those that demand serious work boots. When it comes to rugged outdoor work, we know how to overbuild, but when it comes to indoor manufacturing needs we understand that sometimes less is more. The Black Belt gets its name from lean manufacturing practices and is built in our Portland, Ore. factory. Wearing more like a tennis shoe than a boot, the Black Belt is breathable, lightweight and comfortable right from the start. A lot has changed since 1932, but our commitment to making best-in-class work boots has not.