Discover the four pillars that make up Hanwag's production philosophy Press Release

Hanwag knows that the right footwear can make or break any adventure in the great outdoors and for this reason it has followed the same production philosophy ever since it was first founded in 1921. With almost a century of boot making expertise behind it, every Hanwag shoe or boot is designed and handcrafted in line with the brand's four fundamental values. The result? A combination of ultimate performance and the brand's legendary fit.


Wherever you're walking, you need be able to have confidence in your footwear to help you reach your destination. All Hanwag footwear is created with functionality at its heart and in order to achieve its high-quality standards, every model pairs the highest quality raw materials with expert construction methods, both new and traditional. To ensure its footwear is functional for as long as possible, every Hanwag boot and shoe can also be resoled when needed thanks to the resolable cemented and double stitched construction methods used by the brand.


Hanwag believes that your boots should feel comfortable from the very first step and with this in mind, the brand has created a whole series of different 'lasts' on which to cobble its footwear. It offers an extensive range of fits thanks to its collection of lasts which includes activity, foot shape and gender-specific options. Hanwag was even the first outdoor footwear brand to introduce a specialist range of bunion fit models into its collection.


Located at the foot of the Bavarian alps since 1921, Hanwag prides itself on being one of very few brands that is still able to manufacture footwear using highly prized and traditional construction methods such as its double-stitched or Zwiegenaht boots. Each boot requires over 100 individual manufacture steps and Hanwag's expert team ensures that every stage is correctly completed in order to ensure the final boot offers the quality and performance they require of all their products.


Hanwag footwear is produced without any compromise on quality. The brand takes care to source the very best material components including the highest quality leather which is sourced and treated within Europe to ensure better environmental standards. Some of Hanwag's most popular models are even made from prestigious Terracare Zero leather, a completely CO2-neutral leather produced by the renowned Heinen tannery in Germany. This attention to detail is also applied across the rest of Hanwag's production, from working conditions to sustainability efforts. For a guaranteed level of finish, all Hanwag boots and shoes are made in Europe using the brand's winning combination of prized, traditional techniques and the latest technology innovations.

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