‘Characteristic, high-ankled Teutonic, stiff-soled character is softened slightly by the cut-away ankle cuff, but the Tatra is all about reassuring but comfortable solidity and support with a great medium fit’
Outdoors Magic: Solid feel and build quality, great medium last, rolling gait, Vibram sole, reasonable weight, lots of ankle protection and support, different versions available.
Outdoors Tragic: A little heavy and stiffness underfoot won’t suit everyone. Your call.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Tatra’s a modern riff on the classic German-style mountain boot. High ankled, stiff underfoot and made from beautiful waxed nubuck leather. The ankle cuff is soft and supportive though and slants away at the rear so it feels comfortable rather than stuff and restrictive. We can’t fault the build quality and the medium forefoot / snug heel combination works well for us and many others. If you like your hiking boots solid, but comfortable, check it out. There are also wide, narrow and bunion versions in the range.
Classic leather hill and mountain walking boot / waxed nubuck leather uppers / Gore-Tex waterproof liner / padded soft leather cuff with vent holes / smaller sizes available with two hooks above ankle lace-hook / protective heel and toe caps / Vibram AW Integral sole / stiffening shank in midsole / ball bearing lace-hooks