Handcrafted in Europe, Hanwag premium trekking boots are made with high quality materials for long lasting use. The Hanwag Men's Alaska GTX Backpacking Boot features a waterproof Gore Tex membrane to shed water from passing showers and stream crossings. A waxed nubuck upper and a full rubber rand provide durability against rocks, stumps, and heavy brush. In addition, the rugged Vibram Foura sole offers reliable grip when you're walking long distances over craggy trails. This backpacking boot is compatible with strap on crampons, facilitating general mountaineering and easy travel over snow and glaciers not suitable for steep ice and harder climbs. Heel shock absorption soaks up vibration for enhanced comfort. An internal harness lock down your heel for full ankle support and blister prevention, and Air Pulse circulation vents this boot through a pumping action at the tongue.