A Hiking Legend Remade for City Streets Even a hiking legend has to come down from the mountain sometime. For more than 40 years, the Mountain Light set the standard for every new backpacking boot that hit the market. And in all that time, nothing ever dethroned the original. This version of the Mountain Light updates the classic hiker for urban adventures. They're handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, with a premium full-grain leather upper, a waterproof GORE-TEX liner and a Danner Wedge Outsole that provides comfort and support.