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  1. Hiking boot categories
  2. Fit & Size
  3. Hiking boots for bunions
  4. Why leather hiking boots?
  5. Sole expertise

How to buy new trekking boots or mountain boots? Which hiking boot is the right one for you? With so many models, it’s easy to lose track. We put this overview together to give you some tips for what to look for in hiking boots.

Simply click on our hiking boots advice articles to find out more. Or watch the video.

This is sure to help you find the right boot – and get ready for your hiking and mountain adventures.

1. Hiking boot categories

Which hiking boots or mountain boots are best for which area of use? To help answer this question, hiking boots and mountain boots are divided into categories – from A (footwear for leisure use and flatter terrain) to D (stiff boots for high alpine use). They can help you to choose the right model for your tour. Here in this walking boot advice article, we talk you through the categories – with the help of concrete examples from the HANWAG collection.

Read the article Hiking boot categories

  • THE HANWAG PROMISE: 100% MADE IN EUROPE

    All HANWAG footwear is made in Europe. HANWAG has manufacturing sites in six European countries. Each of our boots shows you which country it was made in when you look inside it. We source virtually everything – from leather, to soles and lining materials here in Europe. Find out more about THE HANWAG PROMISE and come on a virtual tour of our manufacturing sites.

2. Fit & Size

No two feet are the same. This is why it’s important to get the right fit with your boots. Some models are wider, while others are narrower. At HANWAG, we often make the same model in a range of different fits. We achieve this by using different lasts, around which the boot is made. In this article, you’ll find out what to look for in hiking boots and how to buy hiking boots with the right fit and size by measuring your feet correctly first.

Read the article Hiking boot fit and size

Watch the video "Buying Guide Hiking Shoes" (English subtitles available).
Watch the video "How to find the right shoe size" (English subtitles available).

3. Hiking boots for bunions

Hallux valgus is the medical name for a common bony bump found at the side of the foot by the base of the big toe. Bunions can make wearing normal footwear uncomfortable, and even really painful. HANWAG has a solution here: we make special hiking boots that prevent pressure points and rubbing at this sensitive area. Read more about it and see our hiking boot advice.

Read the article Hiking boots for bunions

Watch the video "The HANWAG Bunion Last".

4. Why leather hiking boots?

The material a boot is made of plays a crucial role when it comes to its characteristics and wear comfort of outdoor footwear. For many areas of use, leather is the first choice – and when it comes to sustainability, there are many reasons to use it. Why is this the case? And what advantages does an inner lining made of leather give you? Find out more in this walking boot advice article.

Read the article 5 reasons for leather hiking boots

Watch the video "Why HANWAG uses Leather".

5. Sole expertise

Secure grip and traction is particularly important in the mountains and rolling comfort is often especially noticeable on longer trekking tours. This is where the outsole comes in. This article tells you more about the different types of treads and sole constructions. Moreover, we explain how the rubber compound can influence the sole’s performance characteristics. With the help of this sole expertise, you’ll be better prepared to choose new footwear.

Read the article Sole know-how

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