Who should buy the Hanwag Grunten

The Hanwag Grunten is a remarkable Hanwag product, and owning one gives hikers one more excuse to stay outdoors just a little bit longer. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that grants extra support and protection on trails and cityscapes alike.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that is capable of providing adequate performance on both extended hikes and light trekking adventures.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides sufficient surface traction on the trail.

Hanwag Grunten logo

Excellent surface grip and slip resistance

Thanks to Grunten’s Vibram Guffert rubber outsole, wearers can travel across a variety of outdoor surfaces with enough grip and slip resistance. It bites into loose soil for an even more secure footing with its multi-directional lugs. It also comes built with a marked heel to yield extra stopping power during downhill maneuvers.

Hanwag Grunten outsole

Comfortable cushioning

Cushioning and stability over uneven terrain are courtesy of the hiker’s ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. The heavy underfoot impact is mitigated by a shock-absorbing unit at its heel. It is paired with a removable contoured footbed for added support and extra comfort underfoot.

Hanwag Grunten midsole

Hanwag Grunten arch

Soft leather with moisture management

The Grunten is a buffed full-grain leather hiking boot with a mid-top design. For added comfort, Hanwag designers gave it a leather lining with moisture management. For a rub-free in-shoe feel, on the other hand, the engineers gave the boot a tongue made of soft leather.

Hanwag Grunten upper

Secure lockdown

Its lockdown system features metallic eyelets which are comprised of open hooks and closed loops. A lace made up of synthetic cords is set through them.

Hanwag Grunten Laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 26.1oz / Women 21.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hanwag
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.