Inside the Tatra Top GTX is a light grey weaved fabric that provides cushion, but also is very soft. This material allows for breathability and heat balance, while providing a lovely environment for your feet. The high top design of the Tatra Top GTXs provides the user with optimum support, yet with the top portion above the ankle being so flexible and soft, they are not constricting or uncomfortably rigid being so far up the leg. An additional safety feature is the toe of the boot, as it’s quite hard, almost like the traditional steel toe industrial boots. Everything about these boots are high end and feel great, even down to the make of the metal hardware used to tie up the shoe. Hanwag has elected to use the metal clip approach, rather than fixed holes, which I think is a great idea, because it allows for more security and for longer lasting use when the laces can be wound quickly, especially if you find yourself in a hurry in the wild.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen