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Surviving Winter with Waterproof Ara Footwear

November 22 2018 12:03 AM

Winter is no match for Ara and its fleet of waterproof boots and shoes. Designed using an innovative Gore-Tex technology, their collections can be trusted to get you through even the toughest weather year after year with as little effort as possible. The patented technology is made possible using a membrane that contains pores smaller than water droplets. It cleverly combines durability and maximum breathability for guaranteed performance. We have relied on this protection to keep us dry and comfortable in even the coldest and wettest of climates as it is specifically engineered to encourage a wide range of outdoor activities and adverse weather conditions. And because of this, we’re thrilled to bring you two new weatherproof Ara styles to assist you with finding the adventurer in you!

Ara Magaly Black

Magaly and Pam are must-have styles to get you acquainted with the power of Gore-Tex’s water-resistant technology. Magaly is a cool ankle bootie in black suede, lined in a soft faux fur, and fashioned with a treaded rubber sole for expert traction for almost any surface. The cushioned footbed features built-in arch support that molds to the shape of your foot, providing stability through every step. The shaft and tongue are secured by front laces and can be rolled down for a totally different look. Even with a slight heel and stacked platform, Magaly still manages to be lightweight as you trudge through snow and wet earth, as well. Pam is a casual shoe bound to become your next staple. Slip into this everyday style constructed with an elasticized Gore-Tex upper for everyday wear in the winter. Pam is punctuated by crisscrossing stitches, fitted with a wedge heel, and stabilized by a treaded sole to prevent slipping and falling.


Dressing for winter is a breeze with Ara’s new Gore-Tex footwear, too. Wear Pam to the office in insulated dress pants, a checked blazer, and a button-down shirt. Fast-forward to dinner to close out the workweek with a fit-and-flare dress over a turtleneck top and knitted tights for a more playful look. Magaly is ideal for outdoor trekking during the weekend. Just pull it on with your favorite parka coat, a puffer vest for added warmth, straight-legged jeans, thick wool socks, and a cowl-neck sweater. Roll down the boot collar to switch up this style with a turtleneck sweater layered over a V-neck top and corduroy pants for a night of hot toddies with friends by the fireplace.

Ara Pam shoe




Prep your closet for the harshest forecasts of the season with Ara’s Magaly and Pam winter styles by visiting one of our Chicagoland stores. You can find us at Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago shopping center and in downtown Chicago at Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. Skip the lines and get Gore-Tex innovation sent directly to your front door when you shop on the website. You’ll receive complimentary UPS ground shipping on every order totaling $99.90 or more!



Canadian Chic: Winter Styles from Valdini

November 21 2018 11:56 PM

Practicality and stylishness go hand in hand during the cool and wetter parts of the year, and being able to skip extra precautionary methods to preserve the beauty of your designer footwear is a plus when you live a busy city life. Valdini is a designer brand that focuses on creating footwear to serve this very purpose. Developed in Canada, Valdini has developed waterproofed and stain resistant leathers and other natural materials for their winter ready styles. Along with technical innovation, the experimental brand plays with textural juxtaposition, polished hardware, and classic silhouettes to add uniqueness to your shoe collection, as well.

Valdini Ivory Black

We’ve curated six brand new styles to mix up your weekly rotation of designer boots. Blossom, Ivory, Nikita, Nissan, Sabra, and Sofia are must-have winter shoes in timeless black suede and calfskin. The knee-high Blossom riding boot is trimmed in a smooth leather and features a contrast counter panel, stacked heel, and a side zip closure. The ankle-grazing Ivory is insulated with a plush sheepskin interior and zips at the side. Its thick sole and block heel are treaded for your protection. Nikita, with its angular shaft seams, is accented by a chic ankle strap. The Nissan is an on-trend option, set apart by its minimalism, pulls on with ease. The short Sabra boot is lined with cozy sheepskin, fitted with a treaded wedge heel, and zips down the center vamp. The calf-high Sofia is Sabra’s sister style with a wedge heel and interior insulation. Each new shoe in this collection is protected by moisture-wicking technology that safeguards against puddles, slush, and rain throughout the entire fall and winter seasons.

Valdini Sabra Black

Our selection of Valdini boots complements your wardrobe with their simple styling and varied heights. The tall styles are best paired with the slimming pants and midi skirts that are on-trend for the season. The Nissan boot looks chic under a long coat, a turtleneck sweater peeking out the top, and a calf-length skirt for a layered look on the weekend. Blossom is on point with a tartan plaid shirt, skinny jeans in a medium blue denim, and a hooded puffer jacket. Team the sleek Nikita with a midi sweater dress and long cardigan for work. The Ivory ankle boot is a versatile option you can reach for on any day of the week. We love it with a faux fur jacket, cashmere beanie hat, oversized polo sweater, and cropped jeans. Finally, Sabra and Sofia are your all-season staples for parkas and pea coats.

Discover the beauty of Valdini’s all-season boots at Hanig’s Footwear. Find your next go-to pair at either one of our Chicagoland stores. Visit us in Wilmette at the Plaza del Lago shopping center or in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place. Enjoy complimentary UPS ground shipping just in time for the holiday season with each order you place totaling $99.90 or more when you shop direct from the website.



Winter Style with La Canadienne’s Caily and Caterina Boots

November 21 2018 11:45 PM

 No one quite does fall and winter like La Canadienne.

La Canadienne Caily in BlackThis high-end brand is characterized by an urban vibe made possible through sustainable manufacturing practices, top quality Italian hides, and decades of expertise. Constructed by artisans in Montreal and Italy, each style is developed with meticulous attention to detail, forward-thinking techniques, and jewelry grade embellishments and closures. That is why we’re excited to introduce two new styles to add to your seasonal wardrobe of key pieces!

Caily and Caterina are must-have boots that are bound to take the center stage in your closet of chilly weather staples. Thoughtful detailing in these two classic silhouettes is coupled with durable constructions to last you year after year. Caily is a western style boot in black suede that exudes a rugged charm. It hits just above the ankle and features a pin fastened strap across the lower shaft, a stacked heel, a platform with a shock-absorbent lug sole, and a tonal zipper at the instep. The interior is lined with a soft microfiber for added warmth and comfort. Inspired by military footwear, the masculine and utilitarian Caterina is a chic combat boot in smooth black leather. Get in and out of this style with ease using the side zipper and secure it with a lace-up front. Caterina is also fitted with a polyurethane sole and a block heel for stability while bracing the elements. The tone-on-tone stitching on both of these styles creates a uniform look for everyday wear. And these new boots from La Canadienne are priced at an affordable $498, soLa Canadienne Caterina Black you don’t have to break the bank!

These silhouettes can be styled in a snap, as well. Our style experts recommend pairing Caily’s cool simplicity with a double-breasted trench coat, a fair isle patterned sweater, a knit hat, and boyfriend jeans for a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Wear Caterina with an oxford shirt, a shearling-lined jacket, and cropped pants to visit family on an impromptu trip back to your hometown. You can even do them up for a girly aesthetic! Caily is quickly transformed when you choose a pair of dressy culottes and a turtleneck bodysuit punctuated with a brooch for a day at the office. Look crisp and feminine in Caterina with a full skirt rendered in lush layers of tulle, a chunky knit sweater tucked into the waistline, and a newsboy cap to top it all off for a bit of sartorial realness that your friends will envy on Instagram.

Visit Hanig’s to conquer the season in all-new Caily and Caterina fall and winter boots from La Canadienne! Visit us in downtown Chicago at Michigan Avenue and Delaware place or in Wilmette at the Plaza del Lago shopping center to conquer the season. View our entire selection all in one place at the website. Enjoy the convenience of free UPS ground shipping on every purchase of $99.90 and more when you place your order today!



Under the Tree with Kizik Sneakers

November 17 2018 12:34 AM

The holiday season is now upon us and so is an influx of traveling! Prepare for long TSA lines
and extended delays with our collection of self-lacing men’s sneakers from Kizik. Kizik designs
handsfree athletic styles that bring together contemporary elements and functionality. Each pair
is crafted in hard-wearing, full grain leather using their proprietary Foot Activated Shoe
Technology, or F.A.S.T, specifically developed for navigating airport security and for those with
disabilities. The secret to Kizik footwear is its use of a titanium wire fitted into the heel counter of
every style. You won’t have to bend down to fasten your shoes again with this rebounding
technology that uses natural motion, allowing your foot to slide into the shoe with one swift action. And what
makes this revolutionary construction even better is that your sneakers will still feel like a normal
shoe, just with a customized fit.

Gift the frequent traveler in your life a new pair of Kizik sneakers for all of their international
adventures and cross-country fun. Offered in seven unique color combinations, there’s
something for everyone. The low-top Boston duo in black and date brown feature contrasted
laces and breathable perforation. The sporty Dubai pairs in castle grey and white are uniquely
designed with a split vamp revealing the tongue. The New York group in black, castle grey, and
date brown are characterized by a youthful skater silhouette. All of these new shoe styles are
supported by flexible white outsoles and cushioned footbeds for all-day wear.

Styling Kizik’s revolutionary sneakers is a breeze, which makes them perfect for gifting! Your
closest friends and favorite family members will awe at how easily adaptable these sneakers are
to their personal style. For the bearded camper, we love New York with corduroy pants, a flannel
shirt, and a bomber jacket. Heading across the country to bring tidings of good cheer? Your
cousin who stays updated on all of the newest trends would look crisp in the Dubai matched up
in all denim. Just tell him to team up a jacket and jeans in a medium wash, a fisherman’s bucket
hat, and a button-down shirt, and he’ll be sold on the look. The outfit possibilities are endless
and with Kiziki’s easy on and off construction, your most beloved ones will spend less time
getting ready and more time enjoying the excitement of the holiday season.

‘Tis the season to gift and be gifted! Priced at just under $200, our new collection of slip-on Kizik
sneakers are perfect to tuck under the tree for a buddy, nephew, or yourself for the holidays this
year. Explore the entire range and so much more when you visit one of our Chicagoland stores
located in Wilmette at the Plaza del Lago shopping center or downtown on Michigan Avenue.
Prefer to avoid the holiday crowds? Skip the registers and purchase directly from the website. Check off your entire shopping list and take advantage of free UPS
ground shipping with each order $99.90 and over!



Ara Boots for Fall/Winter

November 07 2018 03:42 AM

ARA is a German footwear brand with a primary focus on functionality, heritage, and trendy design for an ever-changing fashion industry. The company has been trusted by women for over six decades to deliver high-quality shoe collections using fine materials and innovative factory techniques. It specializes in sporty elements such as technical fabrics, secure lacing systems, and sturdy soles to ensure longevity. We love this brand for its commitment to modern manufacturing and preserving the family tradition. That’s why we at Hanig’s are excited to introduce you to two new fall/winter boots that are must-haves to add to your collection.

Ara Gaby Boot

The Gaby and Luella boots are fresh and exciting silhouettes in a black stretchy microfiber suitable for your cold-weather rotation. What sets these two styles apart is their seamless fusion of athleticism and femininity. Gaby is a chic ankle boot with minimalist detailing. It features an easy zip closure at the inset, a stacked block heel, and a treaded synthetic sole to prevent slips and falls. The sporty Luella bootie is elevated by a tapered platform in a contrast color, zips at the side, and is also fitted with a treaded sole. Both are cleverly designed with Gore-Tex technology and are highlighted by logo-engraved hardware and elegant tonal stitching. The breathable construction is key for water-proof wear on wet days and for keeping your feet warm on others. The construction also lends itself to an incredibly light body that facilitates an ease while walking on almost any terrain.

Our new ARA Gaby and Luella boots pair well with your favorite items on reserve for frosty weather and add an athletic-inspired stylishness to your closet. We love the Gaby ankle boot with a Fair Isle patterned sweater under a down-filled puffer vest and pointe knit pants for work. If you have some weekend shopping planned, we recommend opting for riding pants in a fall-inspired hue, a shearling fur-trimmed coat in black, and a loose tunic shirt. Luella looks great teamed up with an on-trend pea coat in a bold, surprising color over tapered corduroy pants and topped with a turtleneck shirt in a neutral tone to pull it all together for a casual aesthetic. Play up the microfiber by selecting a melange of textures like a silk blouse, woolen bottoms, and a leather tote bag to make it even more interesting. From everyday casual and feminine to experimental and offbeat, whichever angle you choose, you’re sure to standout with these new shoe styles from ARA.

Get ready for the chilly season with winter-ready boots from ARA! You can find them at either one of our conveniently located Hanig’s stores today. Check them out and other similar shoe styles in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place or in the suburbs at the Plaza del Lago shopping center of Wilmette. Enjoy free UPS ground shipping to anywhere in the country when you purchase directly from the website!