Hanwag Outdoor Boots & Shoe Care Accessories
Hanwag's outdoor walking boots stem from a rich heritage which goes back to 1921 when the company began. Everything they do is born out of the landscape of Bavaria, and a deep knowledge of the mountains, as well as a refined and highly technical level of expertise in craft, comes together in their beautifully well designed outdoor hiking boots. As well as standing for traditional handcraft, Hanwag also brings to its production a real passion for innovation. Working with the insights of alpinists, trekkers and mountain guides, Hanwag's shoe designers perfect the smallest details to give you high performance, comfort and durability that you can rely upon. We have a top range selection of men's and women's hiking and mountaineering boots from Hanwag's collection - pick out a pair and get out there to explore the natural world!
A lot can be gleaned about Hanwag's ethos in the fact that they opt to use the two most time consuming and (for that reason!) effective methods of shoe craft in double stitching and cemented construction. The use of this traditional method not only means that they will last much longer, but it also means that you will be able to get them resoled if ever a patch of damage is limiting your performance: there is no need to buy a whole new pair! Rowing against the tide of fast paced consumerism, Hanwag make boots which are meant to be yours for the long haul. Each boot consists of on average 180 individual parts. This complex construction is what requires the most skilled and experienced craftspeople to be on hand with their expertise. Only the highest level of skill enables them to build shoes which will stand up to all that the hills and mountains can throw at you. On top of unquestionable durablilty, the mountaineering boots have features such as aggressive sole construction which allows for highly effective climbing action.
Hanwag began some 100 years ago in a small workshop and, though they have grown over the years, they have retained the authentic small workshop mindset, so that there is a high level of care in each fine margin. The hiking boots are not just so good because of the level of craft which has gone into them, but also due to the amount of time and energy that is spent on securing the highest quality of raw material. This goes for the leather to the lining materials right down into the sure-grip outsoles, the cushioning insoles and the functional footbeds. The hiking boots from Hanwag can also offer you a surprisingly lightweight feel for the amount of durability and strength which they provide.
Shoe care accessories
If you are picking up a pair of boots from this range, make sure that you grab some Hanwag shoe wax while you are at it! This has been made to care for the leather in your boots. It is made from beeswax, carnauba wax and lanolin and it is not affected in its function by GORE-TEX or Eco-Shell technology. Double up your boot care with some Hanwag waterproofing spray too! This fluoride free spray is a highly effective way to provide an extra water, oil and stain resistant layer without negatively impacting on the breathability of the boot.