Mike Balitsaris talks about what's important to him, and how that affects the way he runs his company. "Hope I keep it true, whatever it is. I am going to do my best to keep it made locally and get local artisans to help and try to buy everything as locally as I can, because I think that is what we should do."
"In 1932, Charles Danner decided to open his boot making business in the midst of the Great Depression and risk his future on a stubborn belief that – regardless of the economy – superior craftsmanship mattered. Hold a Danner boot in your hands, and you’ll feel the thickness of the leather. Give them a close look, and you’ll see quality details like branded hardware, Vibram® outsoles, and triple stitching. It’s easy to talk about higher standards, but it’s incredibly difficult to live up to them. Since 1932, that’s exactly what they've been doing."