The Yan TanⓇ Boot
2-3 Season Lightweight Ergonomic A-Forme All-Terrain Boot
The Yan TanⓇ Boot
The Yan TanⓇ boot is a strong 2-3 season, lightweight boot. The upper is a combination of Nubuck and Kevlar fabric, and the design of the boot gives excellent ankle support on rough terrain. The last/fitting is the new ergonomic A-FormeⓇ, which allows the foot to take up its natural alignment in the boot, whilst supporting the arch and instep during the walking gait.
The midsole is Tri-flex® 3 season, with good torsional resistance and resistance to flex on rough terrain. The sole is Vibram Tsavo, with a shock absorbing micro midlayer to give heel strike cushioning on rough terrain. Lining is Sympatex® waterproof breathable bootee construction.
Boot Selection - Levels of Waterproofing
All the key Altberg® walking boot styles have a Sympatex® waterproof lining, however, the nubuck/fabric outer/upper of the Yan Tan boot is not waterproof.
The Yan Tan is designed to give increased breathability and lightness along with a medium level of waterproofing.
If your main requirement is waterproofing, then our leather boots are more suited to wet conditions and the heavier less flexilbe boots will sustain their waterproofing longer than our lightweight more flexible boots - i.e. Mallerstang will have a higher level of sustained waterproofing than Fremington.
Two key issues for sustaining waterproofing are:
1. In wet conditions always wear gaiters.
2. Regular sustained treatment of the outer leather and stitching with Leder Gris®
Leather: Nubuck – water repellent 2.4mm, full grain, top quality grade A European hide
Fabric: Nylon/Kevlar/Polyester mix – specially developed for high quality boots in use on mountainous, rough terrain
Lining: Sympatex®, waterproof, breathable bootee construction
Midsole: Tri -flex® 3 season, rough terrain support
Sole: Vibram® Tsavo/Micro – lightweight with shock absorbing micro midlayer, and full rubber scuff resistant rand
Sizes: 4-14 (inc ½ sizes)
Widths: Medium/Wide – ergonomic A-Forme last
Weight: 650gms (size 9)
Height: 15.8cms (size 9, including heel)
Leder-BökⓇ – a specially formulated boot care for suede/fabric/nubuck boots
Colour – clear (but it may darken the suede or nubuck)
Follow instructions given on back of spray bottle
Nubuck/suede does not have to be completely dry before applying Leder- BökⓇ. Leder- BökⓇ has been developed so that it may be applied to damp boots
If nubuck/suede is constantly going through a cycle of wet and dry, or if there are signs of ‘ hardening’, apply a good coating of Leder- BökⓇ, especially in the areas where the boot flexes – then cover with a damp cloth until the Leder- BökⓇ soaks in.
TOP TIP 1: In a hot climate, you must slow down the rate at which the boot dries out – this can be done by putting a damp cloth over the boots once you have taken them off
TOP TIP 2: Leder- BökⓇ will help keep suede or nubuck supple, it acts to restore oils in the suede, so use it regularly, especially in areas where the boot is flexing
TOP TIP 3: In a hot climate, cover the boots with a damp cloth after applying Leder- Bök – this will allow more time for it to soak into the suede/nubuck
Factory stock boot in medium plus fitting, on A-FormeⓇ last (suitable for asymmetric foot shapes, and narrow heels).
The boot is available mail order, subject to size availability. If size is ‘in stock’, then delivery is 3-4 days – if size is out of stock, then delivery time will be longer, and if your requirement is urgent, you should telephone and check with the factory before placing your order. You are strongly advised to check our terms and conditions and returns policy, before placing your order.
Alternatively, you may contact one of our retailers who also stock this boot.