From hikes in lower mountain paths and the foothills of to more moderate walks in the woods near you, the Hanwag Banks model keeps your feet feeling good over any terrain.
Heel strike, ground contact, roll off, propulsion, repeat... Walking in itself isn’t rocket science.
But people choose to go on foot, take a walk, or head out hiking for all kinds of different reasons : To keep fit, to have some time to themselves, for reflection, to go in search of meaning. Or because they simply love being out in nature. Hiking encompasses many different dimensions.
The reasons why people go hiking are as many and varied as the different types and shapes of feet there are.
And the Banks is all about ensuring you can walk in comfort, mile after mile. The Banks is just a joy to hike in
Super comfortable, high-quality full leather nubuck boot with a GORE-TEX lining for hiking in all terrain from lowland fells and hills to easier mountain paths
Made from 100% finest LWG (Leather Working Group)-rated nubuck leather – a certification that guarantees not just particularly high-quality leather but also sustainable, eco-friendly leather manufacturing
The 1.5mm thicker polyurethane foam wedge in the midsole gives smoother roll-off, noticeably better shock absorbency and longer lasting comfort
And the GORE-TEX lining keeps feet reliably dry
Colour : Navy / Asphalt
Hanwag ABCD Category rating : AB
Fit : Normal
Upper : Suede / Fabric
Membrane Lining : GORE-TEX
Sole : Vibram® Endurance Pro
Slightly larger forefoot for enhanced walking comfort
Reinforced PU foam wedge for softer cushioning and better roll-off
Robust cast metal lace hooks-
Inside stitch-and-turn seams for abrasion resistance
Durably waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining
Vibram Endurance Sole
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
Specific PU midsole for women
Hanwag ABCD Category
The main criteria for this categorisation is boot torsional stiffness – how flexible the sole is lengthways and sideways.
This ranges from very flexible (leisure footwear in Category A) to extremely stiff (Category D mountain boots).
The more flexible the sole is, the greater the roll-off. This increases the walking comfort.
And vice versa : The stiffer the sole, the better the stability and support. This ensures surefootedness on uneven paths with stones, rocks and roots.
Hanwag Category AB
Flexible sole, mid cut upper, Upper provides good freedom of movement, Flexible upper material
Managed gravel paths and unmade gravel trails
Moderate hiking trails in flat terrain, lower mountain ranges and the foothills of the Alps
Half-day or whole day hikes with a light pack
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