Who should buy the Hanwag Lhasa
The Hanwag Lhasa is appreciated for being comfy and breathable. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that offers a solid sole for longer hikes.
- Prefer a hiking boot that can tackle virtually all types of terrain.
Hanwag Lhasa notable features
- Hanwag added the Lhasa to their category B boots which feature a more solid sole construction for longer hikes. This backpacking gear uses the Vibram AW Integral sole unit. It is composed of a midsole equipped with a lightweight shank and heel insert for a stable ride. Moreover, the rubber outsole has a deep trekking profile to tackle virtually all types of terrain. The unit’s rockered toe form allows a smoother, natural rolling motion of the foot.
- Its upper consists of 100% Tibetan yak leather, chrome-free leather lining, and an Air Pulse System. These features yield a protective, durable and comfortable build.
Prevents muck build-up and slips
Featuring the Vibram AW Integral sole unit, the Hanwag Lhasa has a rubber outsole designed with a trekking profile. The varying shapes of the aggressive lugs are widely spaced to prevent muck build-up. It also creates a channel that drives water out when traversing wet terrain, preventing slips.
Provides optimal grip on slopes
The unique tread design on the toe and heel zones renders optimal grip on slopes. Additionally, its cemented construction allows it to be resoled (soles replaced as necessary).
Supportive and shock-absorbing cushioning
A lightweight shank is built into the midsole of this mid-cut backpacking boot for support. To make long walks comfortable, the brand designers added a heel insert to optimize shock absorption.
Provides walking comfort
This is topped by a graded memory insole which follows the contours of the foot for walking comfort.
Offers a supple and comfortable feel
The Hanwag Lhasa features a hard-wearing hydrophobic Tibetan yak leather (2.4 - 2.6 mm) for its upper. Inside is a chrome-free leather lining which gives it a supple and comfortable feel.
In addition to that, the Air Pulse System lines the boot with a porous foam that promotes air circulation while wicking away moisture. The holes on the collar help achieve a cozier environment by drawing moist air out and letting fresh air in. Its tongue and cuff are also padded to enhance comfort. The heel area is designed with a flex zone to allow the boot to move in sync with the foot, reducing fatigue.