Northern Alsace, birthplace of the brand
Northern Alsace, part of which is coveredrnby the Northern Vosges Regional NaturernReserve, is an area where flora and faunarnare protected and the remains of imposingrncastles overhang the sandstone buttressesrnof the hillsides...
It was in these very inspiring surroundingsrnthat the Heschung family startedrnto manufacture footwear in 1934.
Schlitteur Heavy Duty Boot — 1934rnAuthentic reverse welted stitching.rnDouble leather sole, seat-nailedrnwith wood and tacked, seat plated.
The Schlitteur going downhill, Northern Vosges.
Creation of the factory
1934 — 1949
Creation of the footwear factory,rnEugène Heschung Steinbourg - E.H.S .
Eugène Heschung began his careerrnin 1920 as a jobbing cutter in onernof the twelve shoe factories to be foundrnin the village of Dettwiller in Alsace.rnWith the creation of the factory,rnthe first heavy duty boots and workrnshoes were born. They were hand-madernin authentic reverse welted or machinernwelted stitching.
Eugène and Madeleine Heschung (in the centre)rnat the Steinbourg Factory – 1934.
The ski years, an extraordinary story
1950 — 1967
Creation of the first leather ski bootsrnintended for ski classes and the first skiersrnin the Vosges Massif. The know-howrnof authentic reverse welted stitchingrnwas suitable for the impermeabilityrnrequirements needed for skiing.
1968 — 1972
Robert Heschung surrounded himselfrnwith the best technical advisersrnand began to focus on the manufacturernof competition boots.
Georges Mauduit – Technical Adviser on Skis,rnin Steinbourg, with Robert Heschung – 1968.
Competition ski bootrnAuthentic reverse welted stitching.rnInjected sole, clamping system patentrnMolitor Wengen (CH) .
Silver medal in the downhill at thernGrenoble Olympics – 1968.
Heschung, contemporary footwear
Heschung creates collections for menrnand women in harmony with the brand’srncore values of authenticity and expertise.rnThe style is timeless, the lines sober andrnclean, an exclusive encounter betweenrnelegance and attitude.
Pierre Heschung and his son, Romain,rnat the Steinbourg Factory – 2013.
The Heschung brand is the story of a family, a maker's mark as they used to be at a time when the manufacturer put his name and reputation on the line with the quality of his products. Our footwear is just like us, it reflects our region of france, our past, the know-how of our forebears and the consistency of a twofold requirement : to produce a beautiful product and to design to last. What drives us are the values that have been a part of this trademark since the very outset. We always go back to the very essence of the item of footwear in the relationship that it maintains with the changes of its age, asserting the beauty of the materials and the aristocracy of artisanal know-how. Our reward is to give you the opportunity to discover an authentic product and share these values with you.