For the new edition of our classic HANWAG Banks boot, we at Hanwag have focused on further improving its lightweight design and ensuring the required sure-footedness in combination with ankle protection over varied terrain, while continuing to offer maximum comfort especially over longer distances.
To make this possible, we have given the forefoot slightly more room. The toes and ball of the foot have excellent power transfer to the sole, but still enjoy good freedom of movement and space. With its six different lasts for six different fits – Normal, Narrow and Straight Fit Extra for both women and Men – the Banks covers a wide spectrum of foot shapes.
The new Banks is made from 100% finest LWG (Leather Working Group) Gold-rated nubuck leather – a certification that guarantees not just particularly high quality but also sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing.
Its lace hooks are made from robust cast metal. On the inside, wearers can choose from a waterproof, breathable membrane from our long-standing partner Gore-Tex or a soft, supple leather lining.
The midsole now contains soft polyurethane (PU) for improved shock absorbency, enhanced roll-off and “softer” walking comfort.
In addition, the new Vibram outsole (Endurance Pro) is made of a tried-and-tested rubber compound, but has improved tread. The contact surfaces at the forefoot and heel are slightly larger to provide maximum stability.
Our StraightFit Trek Extra Last combines the generous, wide toe box of our StraightFit Last that allows the big toe to assume a straight position with additional room at the forefoot and the ball of the foot area from our Wide Last. As such, it provides a good fit for people with a wider forefoot – or who want more space for their big toe.
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