Turner PR | Kimberly Rodgers
Kim.Rodgers@TurnerPR.com | 212-889-1700
O.R. Booth: 24009
(Boulder, CO) January 21, 2015 – In Fall-Winter 2015, Hanwag will expand its handcrafted outdoor footwear collection with the introduction of a proprietary insulation, G-LOFT FIT®. G-LOFT FIT®, designed exclusively for Hanwag by Goldeck Textil in Austria, is built from hollow, bi-component fibers with an open construction that lends to breathability and warmth in winter months. The fibers are also moisture-resistant ensuring top performance in wet conditions. Specialists in fit, Hanwag will combine the new insulation with durable uppers, premium linings and its customized selection of lasts and outsoles to provide an array of boots for technical and casual outdoor pursuits. The Hanwag Fall-Winter 2015 collection ranges in price from $200.00 to $450.00, and will be available beginning in September 2015 at specialty outdoor stores and at www.hanwagboot.com.
NEW PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS – OUTDOOR WINTER COLLECTION
Hanwag’s Outdoor Winter collection includes a range of boots built for demanding winter outdoor use. The boots in this category have robust, sturdy uppers and excellent insulation properties. High toe springs allow the foot to roll effectively, even with stiffer sole units. All boots in the range are equipped with Hanwag’s signature IceGrip outsoles to ensure a safe step on ice or snow covered surfaces.
Abisko GTX® | $500.00
The Abisko GTX® is a winter expedition boot designed to perform in temperatures rated as low as -40°F (-40°C). The boot has a removable thermo inner boot constructed from durable felt with a GORE-TEX® lining. The outer boot has an airy fabric upper with insulating aluminum, thermofoam, G-LOFT FIT® and fleece layers to promote breathability and warmth. An integrated Cordura® gaiter at the boot cuff helps to seal out the elements. Adding to its winter functionality, the Abisko GTX® is equipped with Hanwag’s signature IceGrip Original outsole. The IceGrip Original outsole is the brand’s most versatile IceGrip sole and features 14 grip zones per boot to increase traction on icy and snow-covered surfaces. Additional details include: a full rubber rand for durability and a snowshoe compatible heel.
Fjäll Extreme GTX® | $380.00
A technical boot designed for demanding trekking and snowshoeing, the Fjäll Extreme GTX®features a similar dual-boot design as the Abisko GTX®. The removable inner boot has a high performance GORE-TEX® lining and durable felt upper. Multiple insulation layers, including use of G-LOFT FIT®, are rated to perform in temperatures that drop to -40°F (-40°C). The Fjäll Extreme GTX® has a snowshoe compatible heel with protective rubber reinforcements at the heel and toecap. Equipped with an IceGrip Original outsole, the boot is ideal for treading through deep snow.
Alaska Winter GTX® | $350.00
Modeled after Hanwag’s top selling Alaska GTX® boot, the Alaska Winter GTX® is upgraded with winter-ready performance details resulting in a warm and durable boot for cold weather trekking. The model has a one-piece construction with reduced seams and G-LOFT FIT® insulation throughout the boot. Rated to perform in temperatures as low as -31°F (-35°C), the Alaska Winter GTX® also features an IceGrip Original outsole and a snowshoe compatible heel.
Ströv GTX® | $290.00
The Ströv GTX® debuts this season as a lightweight hiker optimized for winter conditions. The boot has a lightweight Nubuck leather and Cordura® upper with a full GORE-TEX®Partelana lining. G-LOFT FIT® insulation, a deep-pull lacing system and a soft padded fleece cuff provide warmth. The boot is equipped with the IceGrip XLT sole, Hanwag’s lightweight IceGrip sole with nine traction zones per foot. The outsole also has a stiffening PE element and additional cushioning throughout the foot bed. The StrövGTX® will also be offered in women’s sizing, the StrövLady GTX® (MSRP $290.00).
Vetur GTX® | $240.00
Best suited for walks and simple hikes, the mid-cut Vetur GTX® has polyurethane-laminated split leather paneling from the ball of the foot to the toes and at the heel. The boot is fully lined with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® Panda lining. A deep-pull lacing system seals out the cold. The VeturGTX® is built on an IceGrip XLT outsole ensuring a lightweight step and increased traction on icy surfaces. The model will also be offered for women, the VeturLady GTX® (MSRP $240.00).
NEW PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS – URBAN WINTER COLLECTION
The Urban Winter collection blends outdoor functionality with casual styling to create a line of boots suited for winters in the city. Similar to its counterparts in the Outdoor Winter collection, this offering features use of durable leathers, premium insulations and IceGrip outsoles for a slip resistant step.
Tolja Lady GTX® | $350.00
The Tolja Lady GTX® is a versatile calf-height winter boot built for casual outdoor wear. The boot has a premium suede and G-1000® HeavyDuty hybrid fabric upper. Developed by Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven, G-1000® is a cotton-polyester blend infused with wax to provide wind and water resistance. A full GOTE-TEX® Partelana lining and insulated padding throughout the boot shaft provide warmth. The model is equipped with a side zipper at the inner flap for ease of entry, an all-round rubber rand for durability, and an IceGrip ZT outsole for enhanced traction on all surfaces. The IceGrip ZT has 10 grip zones per boot making the Tolja Lady GTX® a great option for cleared paths, as well as deep snowy terrain.
Lhamo GTX® | $310.00
The Lhamo GTX® blends robust Yak leather and premium felts in a fashionable calf-length winter boot. A combination of G-LOFT FIT® insulation and a GORE-TEX® Partelana lining provides warmth and breathability. The model is designed with Hanwag’s StraightFit last, providing more space for the toes by allowing the big toe to assume a straight position. An all-round rubber rand adds durability and provides protection against rocky surfaces. The Lhamo GTX® also features Hanwag’s signature IceGrip ZT outsole, making the boot ideal for icy and snow-covered terrain. A medial zipper with inner flap allows for ease of entry and helps seal out the cold. The boot will be offered for women, the Lhamo Lady GTX® (MSRP $300.00).
Canto Mid Winter GTX® | $260.00
Inspired by heritage hikers, the Canto Mid Winter GTX® features a mid-cut silhouette and a premium Nubuck leather upper for a timeless take on a winter boot. A full GORE-TEX® Panda lining protects and insulates in harsh conditions, while a soft padded fleece cuff at the collar brings further warmth. Additional details include: an all-round rubber rand, a heel loop to aid in pulling the boot on and off, and an IceGrip ZT outsole for a sure step.
Hanwag has made high-quality, long-lasting footwear at our headquarters in Vierkirchen, near Munich, Bavaria since 1921. Throughout our 90-year history we have combined constant innovation with premium craftsmanship and durability. Sustainability is also important to us – nature and the mountains are our playground. This is why we are committed to using resources efficiently, keeping transport to a minimum and working with materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible. Hanwag shoes are primarily made in Europe. For more information, please visit www.hanwag.com.