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Hanwag Alta II Lady GTX Womens - Bunion Last

£215.00 £

Designed for comfort with extra room at the forefoot – a lightweight leather hiking boot made with Hanwag's special Hallux Valgus `Bunion´ Last.

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    Supportive, comfortable footwear free from discomfort – unfortunately this is not the reality for many women hikers with bunions
    This is where the Alta Bunion II GTX leather hiking boot comes in
    It was made especially for women with a hallux valgus thanks to its Bunion Last
    The last provides extra space around the base joint of the big toe and the forefoot
    Together with optimised stitching in this area, the additional room ensures pain-free hiking comfort
    In addition, a reinforced PU foam wedge offers cushioning shock absorbency for smooth roll-off performance
    And the combination of durably waterproof GORE-TEX lining and high-quality nubuck leather upper makes the Alta Bunion II a comfortable and reliable partner for hikes in a wide range of terrain
    Made in Europe
    Colour: Asphalt / Mint
    Hanwag Categorisation (A-D): B
    Weight: 1050g, pair size 5 UK
    Last: Lady Bunion Trek
    Many people suffer from bony lumps on the side of their feet or their big toe pointing inwards – bunions (hallux valgus) are one of the most common foot problems.
    According to research, some 23 per cent of all adults suffer from bunions – older people and women are disproportionately affected
    Construction: Cemented
    Upper: Waxed Nubuck leather, a high-quality leather, which has been buffed on the grain side to give a velvet-like surface.
    Strong and durable, Hanwag leather suppliers are carefully selected and have a long tradition of craftsmanship and expertise
    Membrane Lining: Gore-Tex
    Outer Sole: Vibram® Endurance Pro, rubber
    Wide contact surface at heel for good stability on longer walks
    Rounded tread lugs at middle of sole and rounded self-cleaning sole edges
    Tried-and-tested Vibram Trekking rubber compound
    Different PU midsoles for men and women
    Resoleable: Yes
    Lace Length Info: 3.5 - 5UK = 140cm, 5.5 - 8UK = 150cm, 8.5 - 9UK = 160cm
    Features
    ‘Made in Europe’, materials sourced 100% from European suppliers
    Bunion Trek Last for stability and precision
    Reinforced PU foam wedge for softer cushioning and better roll-off
    Durably waterproof GORE-TEX lining and highest-quality nubuck leather upper
    Vibram Endurance Pro outsole
     
    Hallux Valgus - What is it exactly:
    Many people suffer from bony lumps on the side of their feet or their big toe pointing inwards
    – bunions (hallux valgus) are one of the most common foot problems.
    According to research, some 23 per cent of all adults suffer from bunions – older people and women are disproportionately affected.
    Are bunions hereditary or do they develop over the years? Good question.
    It would seem that both internal and external factors have a role to play when it comes to hallux valgus.
    This means some people have a genetic disposition.
    However, the main cause of bunions is having flat feet, also known as ‘fallen arches’.
    Flat feet are caused by stretching of the tissues in your feet.
    The foot musculature grows weaker at the first metatarsal bone.
    As a result, the big toe points inwards to the other toes. And the base or ball of the big toe joint forms a ganglion.
    These can often have painful consequences.
    Depending on how serious the bunion is, you might suffer with pressure points, inflammation, hammer toes, and/or premature degeneration of joint cartilage.
    That’s enough medical talk though.
    If your big toe points inwards because of bunions, there is one thing you need in particular – more space for the front of your foot.
    This is perfectly possible. After all, Hanwag make their boots over differently shaped lasts.
    The last is a model rather like an artificial foot. It’s made from a meticulously designed piece of either wood or plastic and the footwear is fashioned around it.
    Most people with bunions need more than hiking boots with a wider last.
    This is why HANWAG has developed a special hallux valgus hiking boot last, their Bunion Last.
    Bunion Last models are designed to provide more room for the feet, but only at the point where you need it, at the base joint of the big toe.
    This prevents uncomfortable pressure points experienced by hikers with bunions.
    With bunions, the big toe often is forced inwards.
    This often affects the other toes.
    So, they designed a higher toe box for our Bunion hiking boots, to give all the toes more space.
    In addition, on the inner side at the ball of the foot, no stitching is used at the sensitive big toe joint to prevent pressure or rubbing.
    Tips on how lacing can help you get the fit you want

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