These are currently my go-to hiking shoes for basically everything now: Danner Trail 2650. I love them. Also, I recently got a pair of Dirty Girl gaiters. They are loud, fun, and functional. Unfortunately, upon getting them and setting up the heel adhesive, I noticed the poorly placed area for the Danner logo - conveniently on the heel (check link for visual). I went ahead and just put some extra Gorilla glue on the heel tap adhesive and just left it like that. I'm sure there's perhaps a better way to handle the logo obstruction that should otherwise (ideally) just be smooth to help with coupling with the glue.

Any ideas?

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    Please include useful images; links to retailers/suppliers are rather temporary.
    – Martin F
    Commented Nov 22, 2023 at 23:33
  • Most of the Dirty Girl gaiters are loud. A few are not and look reasonable when worn by men. Don't be mislead by the name. Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 2:58
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    You might want to explain all that stuff about adhesive and velcro... For me gaiters are heavy-duty, waterproof things that come up to your knees - and attach very differently than the Dirty Girl gaiters you linked.
    – fgysin
    Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 9:59
  • @LorenPechtel "look reasonable when worn by men" what do you mean?
    – njzk2
    Commented Apr 14 at 12:40
  • Link to dirty girls gaiter don't work in some countries (!)
    – njzk2
    Commented Apr 14 at 12:42

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I'd just use a knife (or x-acto blade) and some sandpaper to remove the Danner letters making it smoother. Depends how much you value functionality vs looks (That's assuming you even plan to ever remove the Velcro).

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    If the one millisecond Gorilla Glue solution works, just be happy with it.
    – ab2
    Commented Nov 20, 2023 at 22:00
  • I don't think the Dirty Girl velcro is intended for removing. Certainly not if he's using Gorilla glue on it. Commented Nov 24, 2023 at 2:57

fellow hiker! Those Danners with Dirty Girl gaiters sound like a perfect combo, except for that pesky logo. Instead of extra glue, you could try carefully smoothing the area with some sandpaper. Just be gentle and avoid scuffing the leather too much. That should give the gaiter a nice flat surface to stick to.

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    Please read the answer(s) already given before you write yours. We are looking for information not yet given, this answer is mostly a copy of the accepted answer.
    – Willeke
    Commented Apr 11 at 10:12

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