Hanwag Presskit Spring / Summer 2021
From demanding hikes in lower mountain ranges and the foothills of the Alps to more moderate walks in the woods and urban areas near you – these new models keep your feet feeling good over any terrain.

Date: 2020-07-09


From demanding hikes in lower mountain ranges and the foothills of the Alps to more moderate walks in the woods near you, the Hanwag Banks models keep your feet feeling good over any terrain. The Banks family has now been expanded to include a comfortable Low Cut model and an extended range of lasts for anyone looking for maximum comfort in the great outdoors. 

Heel strike, ground contact, roll off, propulsion, repeat... Walking in itself isn’t rocket science. But people choose to go on foot, take a walk, or head out hiking for all kinds of different reasons: To keep fit, to have some time to themselves, for reflection, to go in search of meaning. Or because they simply love being out in nature. Hiking encompasses many different dimensions. The reasons why people go hiking are as many and varied as the different types and shapes of feet there are. And the Banks is all about ensuring all foot types can walk in comfort, mile after mile. Or more accurately, it’s why we make the Banks family. Thanks to its diverse range of fits, the Banks family with its four different last versions – Normal, Narrow, StraightFit Extra and Bunion for wearers with hallux valgus – is the model that covers a particularly wide spectrum of fits. Simply put, it fits everyone! Thanks to their outstanding fit and long-lasting comfort, all our Banks lightweight hiking models offer the ideal comfort zone for any and all feet. 

Banks Low: Step into the comfort zone 

The new Banks Low addition to the Banks footwear family is wholly centred on maximised comfort and high-grade materials. The Banks Low is made of the finest nubuck and suede leather. And it’s equipped with a new, highly cushioning sole package. By combining a reinforced PU foam wedge with a high-quality footbed and additional heel to midfoot reinforcement, the Banks Low offers particularly good cushioning and soft roll-off performance. For easy entry into the shoe and uncomplicated fit adjustment, we’ve built in a special tongue construction – the Futura tongue. The design of the tongue better corresponds to the natural anatomy of the foot. We only connect the bellows tongue to the upper at the outer side of the foot, where the foot’s natural anatomic shape tapers away. This prevents the tongue from slipping outwards or forming unwanted creases. 

The Banks Low in short: 

·       Comfortable low-cut version of the Banks classic hiking model 

·       Good cushioning through reinforced PU foam wedge and superior quality footbed 

·       Soft roll-off performance for a pleasant feel 

·       Easy entry via special tongue construction 

·       High-quality nubuck and suede leather 

·       Highest quality, entirely ‘Made in Europe’ 

·       Available in Bunion last for hallux valgus sufferers 

·       Lining: Soft leather or waterproof Gore-Tex membrane 



These two new models from Hanwag signify a fresh new approach to modern multifunctional footwear. Sporty, stylish and comfortable, the Arnside and Cliffside low-cut models offer the best climate control and wear comfort for all foot types and shapes – whether you’re outdoors in nature, in the office or around town. 

Peace and tranquillity, stunning scenery and endless opportunities to be active; natural mountain environments have fascinated people for centuries. The Hanwag Travel category has two new additions in the form of the lightweight, sporty Arnside and Cliffside all-rounder models, perfectly suited to moderately demanding activities in the mountains, outdoors in nature or for everyday use. Made in Europe using high-quality upper and lining materials, these travel sneakers are hard wearing with good shape retention, comfortable and designed for an active and varied lifestyle. Thanks to a cemented construction, both models are also resoleable. 

Cliffside GTX: Cool and sporty - The Cliffside is a leisure and travel shoe in approach-shoe styling for lighter athletic use. It’s equally suited to dry, secured hiking trails as it is on the commute to work or heading out for a drink at night, after a long day outdoors. Comfortable, lightweight and with good shape retention, the Cliffside combines an attractive leather upper with a practical GORE-TEX lining and sporty styling for all-round functionality. By using a combination of oiled and waxed split leather, this shoe offers particularly good shape retention and climate comfort. The GORE-TEX lining provides reliable waterproof performance on rainy days. The deep lacing adjusts to different shapes of feet and provides good support. And the cushioning sole unit with aggressive tread looks every bit as sporty as it performs. And here’s an interesting fact: This shoe is entirely ‘Made in Europe’. 

Functional facts: 

·       Waterproof GORE-TEX lining 

·       Deep lacing adjusts to range of foot shapes 

·       Good support and retains its shape 

·       Cemented construction and resoleable 

·       ‘Made in Europe’: materials 100% sourced from European suppliers


Arnside: lightweight leather construction - Mountains, hiking trails, via ferratas – these are all environments in which Hanwag is in its element. However, for those looking to head to the hills, but not all the way up to the high peaks, we’ve introduced the new and comfortable Arnside low-cut hiking and travel shoe. This comfortable sneaker has a sporty, comfort sole construction and shape-retaining nubuck leather upper, making it the ideal leisure shoe for warm outdoor days. By perforating the leather upper and combining it with a mesh lining that’s highly breathable, the Arnside is well ventilated and feels pleasant to wear. 

Functional facts: 

·       High-quality Hanwag nubuck leather upper 

·       Perforated upper with mesh fabric lining for effective breathability 

·       Excellent shape retention, sporty sole construction for active use 

·       ‘Made in Europe’: materials 100% sourced from European suppliers 


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