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HKG Core Mid STX - Hiking Boots with a small eco footprint

Hiking with a small footprint

The summer hiking season is fast approaching and new challenges in the mountains are just waiting to be discovered. A pair of comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and environmentally friendly hiking boots is what’s called for. The VAUDE HKG Core Mid STX combines all these attributes and offers hikers the best possible off-road support.

Protecting the planet doesn’t have to stop at your feet. VAUDE's product developers have worked diligently on considering which components of a shoe can be environmentally friendly, by using recycled materials for example. The result is the HKG Core Mid STX – a truly groundbreaking pair of boots when it comes to sustainable materials. Its waterproof Sympatex® membrane is 100 % recycled and the lining is also made of 100 % recycled polyester. So go ahead and unlock the secrets of nature – secure in the knowledge that your footwear is doing right by the planet.

Environmentally friendly production with recycled materials

The HKG Core Mid STX is made from certified, environmentally friendly tanned Terracare® leather from Germany. The upper is hydrophobic, oiled nubuck leather that is extremely hard-wearing, giving the shoe a long service life. It has a robust construction that offers feet the best possible support for all types of conditions. A chrome-free tanned leather lining at the ankle and instep combined with a breathable membrane ensures excellent wearing comfort and an optimal microclimate for your feet.

VAUDE also provides these boots with its HKG outsole which includes 40 % recycled content and 20 % natural rubber. The grippy, medium-strength sole and an upper that supports the ankles result in a V-Flow index of 5. These features combined with the ergonomic V-Pad heel design offer outstanding grip on a wide variety of surfaces and 360 ° abrasion and impact protection no matter where your feet take you.

Boots for a summer spent in the mountains

Even after wearing them just a few times, the sustainable manufacturing combined with a cleverly designed construction will mould the HKG Core Mid STX into a perfect companion for your feet on moderate hikes, hut hopping tours and shorter treks. VAUDE has taken great care to design the boots in such a way that they still feel comfortable to wear even after long days on the hiking trails of the world. With understated product styling, the HKG Core Mid STX is also the perfect choice for everyday footwear in winter or in transitional seasons – it just depends on your own priorities.

Environmentally friendly manufacturing

The HKG Core Mid STX is manufactured in accordance with the strict eco-friendly Green Shape criteria. And, as always, PVC is never used in the manufacturing of VAUDE shoes and boots.


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