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Premium European bootmaker Hanwag is about to launch a limited-edition namesake assortment—a hat tip to the corporate’s founder, Hans Wagner, a third-generation cobbler who created the corporate in 1921 within the humble village of Vierkirchen, Bavaria.
“For me, custom helps preserve vital values in a fast-changing world,” Wagner mentioned many years in the past—and it stays true immediately. “My handcrafted method is grounded in custom.”
Hanwag continues Wagner’s philosophy from its authentic manufacturing facility location in Vierkirchen—with extra family-owned factories in Hungary and Croatia. The 1,242-year-old village sits in a valley surrounded by six rugged, snowcapped peaks: Chiemgau Alps to the east, Brandenberg Alps to the south, and Ammergau Alps to the west. The city, occupied largely by farmers, comprises church buildings, castles, and a pure swimming pool.
Discovering a necessity for rugged, comfy boots designed to resist years of use on tough streets and steep mountains, Wagner constructed a model devoted to craftsmanship, repairability, and high quality supplies made to final a lifetime.
Creating the Hanwag Hans Wagner Heritage Assortment
The gathering will comprise 5 new boots: Alaska 100, Woman Alaska 100, Wagner 100, Woman Wagner 100, and Hans 100. Every strong leather-based boot is crafted with old style, double-stitched soles and has an embossed brand celebrating 100 years of outside footwear.
Alaska 100 GTX
The Alaska 100 ($450) is made with eco-friendly leather-based that’s responsibly sourced from Heinen Tannery, which has been working within the small German city of Wegberg since 1891. The Tannery produces leather-based utilizing solely the very best high quality supplies for the world’s prime outside manufacturers, in addition to navy and search and rescue groups.