These are Hanwag’s best-selling walking boots, probably because they come in so many different fits that they are as close to custom-made as you are going to find without paying a fortune and – in fact – they are reasonably priced. You can choose from men’s fit or women’s fit; then narrow, standard, wide or bunion; then Gore-Tex or leather lining. The upturned toes mean these offer a good rockover and spring-off, so they don’t feel clumpy, despite the fact that they are the heaviest boots I tested. The lacing doesn’t extend to the toe, so these are more trekkers than scramblers. They sit at the more sturdy, comfy end of the market, with their medium cuffs, soft padding and luxurious tongue. These boots don’t take a rigid crampon, so I consider them 3-4 season boots that can be worn on easier snowy walks. I think they are ideally suited to adding comfort to long days on easier trails. Weight 1400g per pair.
► Verdict: Comfy, supportive Landcruisers for long days on less techy trails.
► Best for: Those looking for the perfect fit.
Review by Sarah Stirling