The quest for per­fect fit

For walk­ers in search of the dream in­vest­ment it’s not a case of lo­ca­tion, lo­ca­tion, lo­ca­tion but fit, fit, fit.

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - #walk1000miles Update -

FOR MORE THAN 90 years, since it was founded at the foot of the Alps by Hans Wag­ner, Han­wag has used tra­di­tional craft­man­ship and cut­tingedge com­po­nents in its quest to build the per­fect boots for ev­ery walker.

Why? Be­cause there is no such thing as a ‘nor­mal’ foot – and un­less your boots per­fectly com­ple­ment your feet, your re­la­tion­ship is des­tined to be rocky. Han­wag’s unique range of lasts con­tin­ues to ex­pand and in­cludes wide, nar­row, bunion and straight fit op­tions as well as ac­tiv­ity-spe­cific lasts for climb­ing, trekking and ev­ery­day wear. Hand­crafted in Eu­rope for guar­an­teed qual­ity and per­for­mance, ev­ery pair is ex­cep­tion­ally sta­ble and fully resoleable so your Han­wags will be walk­ing with you for many years to come.


Boots are hand­crafted on a foot-shaped model called a ‘ last’. Dif­fer­ent brands have dif­fer­ent lasts and of­fer slightly dif­fer­ent fits. Find­ing the last that matches your foot shape is cru­cial, which is why Han­wag prides it­self on its ex­ten­sive range of dif­fer­ent shaped lasts which make it easy to find a pair of boots that fit per­fectly straight from the box.


Han­wag’s fit is a leg­end in it­self – backed by over 9 decades of ex­pe­ri­ence and crafts­man­ship. Most of Han­wag’s trekking boots are cob­bled on its stan­dard trekking last which of­fers a com­fort­able yet high-per­for­mance fit with a snug and sup­port­ive fit around the an­kle.


Re­tain­ing a se­cure fit around the an­kle, Han­wag’s Wide Fit Last fea­tures ex­tra space around the toe­box and ball of the foot in or­der to re­move the risk of pres­sure points form­ing at the front of the foot – a com­mon prob­lem for those with wider feet.


Those with nar­row feet can find reg­u­lar walk­ing boots too wide, which can feel un­sup­port­ive and can lead to rub­bing or blis­ters. The Han­wag Nar­row Last has a nar­rower heel and toe sec­tion – of­fer­ing bet­ter sup­port and grip for nar­rower feet. This helps walk­ers step more pre­cisely on chal­leng­ing ter­rain.


Many of us suf­fer from bunions and spend­ing all day in walk­ing boots that are rub­bing or putting pres­sure on the big toe joint is far from ideal! Han­wag of­fers an ex­clu­sive last with an ex­tra 2mm of space around the big toe joint. The rest of the last is de­signed to fit snugly and se­curely to en­sure wear­ers feel se­cure and sup­ported while walk­ing with­out painful rub­bing or chaf­ing. READ HAN­WAG’S GUIDE TO FIND­ING THE PER­FECT FIT ON THEIR BLOG: berg­post.han­, or find your near­est stock­ist at www.han­

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