Leather is an unbeatable material for high-quality alpine and trekking footwear. Properly looked after, it literally lasts a lifetime. At Hanwag, we work with different kinds of leathers from a range of leather suppliers. This includes nubuck leather, split leather, lining leather, chrome-free tanned leather and Terracare Zero® – the completely CO2-neutral leather produced by the Heinen tannery in Germany.
Together with reliable partners, the Hanwag development team selects the best raw materials for the new models and innovative technologies every season. There is one thing all Hanwag leather suppliers have in common. They are carefully selected and have a long tradition of craftsmanship and expertise. For greater
sustainability, the entire Hanwag leather supply chain is located in Europe. From raw materials, to tanning at tanneries that have been certified by the Leather Working Group, to the actual manufacturing of Hanwag alpine and trekking boots.
The only exception to this is the unique yak leather, where we work with tanneries in Tibet. The processing of raw hides from yaks is exceptionally complex. In Tibet, Hanwag sources yak leather from animals that are daily exposed to the extreme weather conditions of the Tibetan plateau. This makes the Hanwag yak collection robust, long-lasting and thanks to the uneven appearance and coarse texture of the leather, it guarantees that each boot is one of a kind.
High-quality leather, which has been buffed on the grain side to give a velvet-like surface. Strong, durable and expensive. Thickness: 1.8 – 2.8 mm (depending on model).
High-quality cowhide leather from the Heinen Tannery in Germany. Tanning is carried out in accordance with strict environmental guidelines and using CO2 neutral energy.
Exceptionally hard-wearing, yet surprisingly supple. Hanwag only uses robust, Tibetan Yak leather that is 2.2 – 2.6 mm thick. Sourced exclusively from the Lhasa Leather Factory in Tibet.
High-quality cowhide leather from certified organic animals (they spend the whole year outdoors and receive no concentrated feed). Their long and healthy lives make their hides thicker and stronger.
Leather tanned without using chromium salts. It contains no (chromium-based) allergens and is especially skin-friendly. Used as a lining leather. Suitable for allergy sufferers.
Leather lining is pleasant to wear due to its ability to quickly absorb moisture. Leather lining also moulds better to fit the shape of your foot.