The wearer can only really appreciate the quality of their footwear if it offers a perfect fit. Every boot and shoe we make has its own distinctive shape and character. This is determined by the last. All our models are made using specially optimized lasts designed for a specific category and area of activity. The result: hiking, trekking and mountaineering without blisters, a perfect fit, and a backpack full of memories. Since 1921, we have continued to develop and move forwards.
By combining the latest techniques, functionality and trends with the solid foundations of our proven handcrafted shoemaking expertise in Vierkirchen, Bavaria, we make tried-and-tested, innovative, high-quality footwear for a wide range of conditions and terrain. With technologies such as the PFC-free EcoShell membrane, which is integrated in our Active Winter models or the Hanwag TubeTec Rock sole, with its extremely cushioning PU midsole, we have proved again and again that tradition and innovation go hand in hand.
Premium products only truly excel when they are the result of genuine craftsmanship. This is why we continue to make our footwear at the same location, where there are experts with extensive experience and an intimate understanding of every detail involved in handcrafted shoemaking. We are proud of this expertise, which makes it possible to continue to apply our nearly 100-year-old values – combining quality, fit and functionality to make individual boots and shoes. And as an international brand, we are delighted that this is admired and appreciated by mountaineers, trekkers and hikers all over the world.