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Heschung boots

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Text and photos by Jérome A.



Few years ago I've already noticed this brand combining aesthetics and strength with a vintage look without giving a real attention.
I realized recently these shoes and boots are made near Ernolsheim, small village in Alsatia, a typical region of North-East France. By chance my wife is native from Ernolhsheim where I regularly go...
So we visited the small factory during our last trip there.



In 1934 Eugene Heschung, worker cutter, creates the brand in Dettwiler and specializes in craftmanship "Brodequin" shoe work using authentic Norwegian sewn or stitched Goodyear.


Later in the 50s, the brand makes Ski-shoes for ski trips and skiers from the "Vosges Massif", Thanks to the quality of his products, Heschung become the official provider for the Olympic french team during a period from 1968 to 1972.
Winning nine medals in Grenoble's games and eight in the Sapporo's games.
The Brand will receive the" Export" Oscar and is represented in Europe, USA and Japan.






Today Heschung designs and manufactures a full range for men and women with timeless design, suitable for classic motorcycle use.



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1 comment:

Tristan Nitot said...

Hey, I'd love to buy pair of these gorgeous boots. Are they sold somewhere? I can't seem to find them on-line. Thanks for any tip that would enable me to buy these.


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