American Heritage meets sustainability in the new collaboration on sale now between United By Blue and Danner. The brands collaborated to create a USA-made capsule collection featuring a Bison Leather Boot, Beanie and Bison Sock.


“The UBB x Danner Light Bison Boot uses premium Bison Leather. The material is durable, waterproof and needs very little breaking in. We’re excited to partner with UBB for the first time this fall to introduce a collection of domestically made sustainable goods.” — Yoji Kaneda, product line manager, Danner

The hallmark of the collection is the Bison Boot embossed with the UBB x Danner logo on the tongue built in the classic Danner Light silhouette. Waterproof and breathable with a GoreTex liner, Vibram Kletterlift outsole, PU midsole and stitch down construction, shown above and right, these things make the boot an American standout.

“When we started using Bison fiber by making socks five years ago, we knew that there would be an opportunity to expand our offerings, but making a boot from Bison leather was nowhere on our radar. For this reason, and many more, this collaboration is an exciting addition to our Bison collection and further illustrates how this animal provides us with the opportunity to make high-quality products from the most sustainable materials possible.” — Brian Linton, CEO, United By Blue

The Bison Beanie and Ultimate Bison Sock round out the men’s and women’s Bison Boot collection. The Beanies is made with merino wool and bison down blend and features an embossed leather patch at the top of the three-inch marled ribbed knit turn-back.

The sock is made with merino wool, bison down nylon and poly blend and features temperature regulating and moisture-wicking properties.

The collection is available online and at United By Blue, Danner and REI flagship stores.

Photos courtesy United By Blue