Hanwag has been manufacturing high-quality mountaineering and trekking footwear since 1921.
Using the above categories, they classify their footwear based on the stiffness of their soles, but also according to a further range of factors, such as the flexibility of the uppers at the ankle (sideways and lengthways, heel pitch (= the difference in height between the heel and the ball of the foot), toe spring (= the difference in height between the centre of the toe, where it curves up, and the ground), the last itself, the materials used and more
Hanwag Categorisation : A
Colour : Asphalt / Dark Garnet
Weight : 730g, pair size 5 UK
Construction : Cemented, there is no stitching connecting the lining to the insole.
Upper materials : Nubuck leather, Cordura® nylon
A high-quality leather, which has been buffed on the grain side to give a velvet-like surface. Strong, durable and expensive. For greater Environmental Standards, the entire Hanwag leather supply chain is located in Europe. From raw materials, to tanning at tanneries that have been certified by the Leather Working Group,
Membrane lining : Gore-Tex
Outer sole : Hanwag Multifilm Light, a Vibram® rubber compound
Hanwag 3D Prismbase Technology, the newly developed structure of the rubber base is designed like prism, enabling up to 32% weight reduction.
Comfortable PU cushioning, provides comfort, yet makes no compromises on stability
Comfortable, flat profile
Lace lengths : UK 3.5 - 5.5 = 100cm, UK 6 - 9 = 110cm
Soft textile cuff for additional comfort
Self-cleaning sole unit with honeycomb structure
Lateral reinforcing seams
Cemented construction (NOT Strobel), is a complex and time-consuming method where the upper is moulded and stretched over the last and attached (lasted) to the insole to form a unit. The upper and insole are then cemented with adhesive under high pressure. Subsequently, the midsole and outsole are added. This method offers the best combination of durability, high performance and economic viability. The main advantages of cement lasted footwear are their outstanding ability to keep their shape and their superior durability – providing they are properly cared for. Hanwag are probably the only manufacturer in the world to make not just all boots, but also all low-cut shoes with a cemented construction
Gore-Tex Lining : composed of several layers, including a waterproof and breathable membrane. They keep your feet reliably dry in rain, snow and ice. GORE-TEX® is very breathable and allows perspiration to escape from inside your shoes.
To avoid confusion, the GORE-TEX® membrane should not be confused with the upper fabric. The membrane itself is positioned between the upper fabric and the inner lining. The GORE-TEX® membrane itself is laminated to the lining, a highly durable, synthetic, fast-drying fabric.