Updates to Hanwag Tatra Top GTX

  • The Tatra Top GTX is a Hanwag product built for backpackers who require extra support and protection in their journey. As a B/C category gear, the boot’s utility is intended for extended expeditions and trekkers carrying heavily loaded packs. Its sturdy upper is engineered with a flex zone at the heel to give wearers improved rearfoot mobility.
  • This leather footgear is armed with a Vibram outsole for surface grip. It can be resoled for a fee either by Hanwag themselves or a qualified cobbler.

Size and fit

Hanwag’s Tatra Top GTX is a relatively true-to-size, high-cut backpacking boot for men. It comes in widths D – standard and 2E – wide. It is offered in half and full sizes. A customized lockdown is a collaborative effort between the footgear’s closure system with clamping lace hooks and graded memory insole.


With its Vibram AW Integral outsole, backpackers get to have sufficient footing security over various types of surfaces. It has aggressive, high-profile lugs formed into a geometry that enhances its grip performance. Both its heel and forefoot zones have protrusions engineered at opposing angles to give wearers improved slip resistance on their way up or down slopes.


The Tatra Top GTX is equipped with a stout midsole for stability and cushioning. Hanwag designers embedded a shock-absorbing unit within its heel and a shank within its midfoot region, giving the shoe additional shock absorption and arch support, respectively. Joining it in providing underfoot comfort is the boot’s foot-conforming default insole.


Nubuck leather with a waxed finish constitutes most of the Hanwag Tatra Top GTX’s over-the-ankle upper. It is built with a rubber rand to prevent the shoe from sustaining scuffs, cuts, and scratches. Its interior is engineered with a breathable Gore-Tex laminate, rendering it capable of keeping the foot dry in the inclement weather.

Its ghillie lacing is comprised of a synthetic lace and metallic loops and open hooks. The lace loops along the instep come with ball bearings for quicker configurations.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 30.7oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Wide

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