Who should buy the Hanwag Tarso Low ES
Designed for multiple activities outdoors, the Hanwag Tarso Low ES gets high marks for being comfortable, durable, grippy, and versatile. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that protects the wearer against rain or water.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that provides excellent traction on varying terrain.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that has impact-absorbing qualities.
Like all other Hanwag footwear, the Tarso Low ES uses a cemented construction system which means that its soles are completely resoleable. This largely contributes to the durability and longevity of the shoes, plus, the sustainability of the product (which the Hanwag brand is mostly focused on).
Excellent traction on varying types of terrain
Since these shoes are meant to be “multi-purpose”, the lugs are fairly deep to create strong traction on varying types of terrain. They are also multidirectional so you can walk on soft soil or muddy grounds with ease. Furthermore, the spaces between the lugs are wide enough to prevent dirt or mud from getting stuck.
Flexible, comfortable, and shock-absorbing cushioning
This low-top hiker features the TubeTec Eco midsole which is flexible, cushiony, and shock-absorbing. It’s made with polyurethane (PU) and contains partly recycled materials. PU is highly durable, thanks to its dense composition. However, this desirable quality comes at the cost of a heavier weight.
Provides support and stability when walking on challenging terrain
What makes the TubeTec Eco unique is the TPU “tube” that protects the softer PU sole inside. This results in a cushiony yet supportive midsole that has the stability required when walking on challenging terrain.
Waterproof yet breathable
The upper is constructed with suede overlays and synthetic materials all stitched together. For its waterproof lining, they used the Eco-Shell Footwear - another Hanwag-exclusive technology featuring a membrane made of fluorocarbon-free materials. According to Hanwag, this membrane is waterproof and at the same time, breathable.
Provides protection against sharp objects
The shoe also comes with a TPU heel counter for increased support and a solid toe bumper that provides protection against sharp objects and accidental impact.