Tecnica introduces A.S.T, an innovation to its previous C.A.S technology, offering retailers a simplified system for a convincing fit. Hiking is still one of the most popular sports in Germany and has been booming like never before since the pandemic. More and more inexperienced outdoor fans are also venturing into the mountains. Especially for them, the right footwear is crucial for safety and long-lasting enjoyment in the mountains. In addition to the right grip and firm hold on the terrain, the right fit of the shoes is also enormously important. One of the biggest potential problem areas when hiking is the heel area. If the heel has too much space in the shoe, it moves and slips out of the optimal position while walking. Especially downhill, you quickly notice whether the shoe really fits you. Here you should stand so firmly in the shoe that you do not slip forward and bump your toes. To counteract this, the Italian shoe manufacturer Tecnica relies on a unique fit for its shoes, so that they already fit perfectly the first time you try them on.