Born in Bavaria close to 100 years ago, Hanwag have been creating top-quality footwear for hiking and mountaineering ever since.
Environmental standards play a large part at Hanwag and they are committed to using resources efficiently, keeping transport to a minimum and utilising environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. With the exception of their double-stitched models, all Hanwag footwear can be resoled to last even longer thanks to their cemented construction.
No two feet are the same. This is why not every last and shoe shape will fit every hiker or mountaineer. To ensure a better, more individual fit, Hanwag started developing their own special lasts many years back. They have six different lasts covering, wide, narrow, bunion, straight fit, straight fit extra and alpine wide.
Hanwag want to be able to continue to enjoy the Bavarian Alps, mountains, forests and meadows in the future. This is why they have committed to using resources efficiently, keeping transport to a minimum and working with materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible. This is why they only make high-quality, long-lasting footwear.
Founded by Hans Wagner, who was a third-generation shoemaker, and his nephew, Josef Wagner. Hanwag begin in 1921 in a small Bavarian village. From its origins as a small workshop in a modest village north-east of Munich, HANWAG has grown over the decades. Not meteorically or dramatically, as might be required of modern companies. Instead, it has grown slowly, solidly – and consistently.
Hanwag's research and development team is continually working to define the best type of leather for each part of every Hanwag model. Whether nubuck leather, split leather or chrome free tanned leather – every piece is hand-picked. This applies to every step – from sourcing raw materials, to tanning in Leather Working Group gold-certified tanneries and final assembly.
Made In Europe
When Hans Wagner started making boots and shoes in 1921 as Hanwag in this small Bavarian village, he ensured that production took place on site, in his own premises. Today their footwear is manufactured at the headquarters in Vierkirchen in Bavaria and they also have production facilities in Hungary and an exclusive long-term manufacturing partnership in Croatia.