Northern Alsace, birthplace of the brand
Northern Alsace, part of which is covered by the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Reserve, is an area where flora and fauna are protected and the remains of imposing castles overhang the sandstone buttresses of the hillsides...
It was in these very inspiring surroundings that the Heschung family started to manufacture footwear in 1934.
Schlitteur Heavy Duty Boot — 1934 Authentic reverse welted stitching. Double leather sole, seat-nailed with wood and tacked, seat plated.
The Schlitteur going downhill, Northern Vosges.
Creation of the factory
1934 — 1949
Creation of the footwear factory, Eugène Heschung Steinbourg - E.H.S .
Eugène Heschung began his career in 1920 as a jobbing cutter in one of the twelve shoe factories to be found in the village of Dettwiller in Alsace. With the creation of the factory, the first heavy duty boots and work shoes were born. They were hand-made in authentic reverse welted or machine welted stitching.
Eugène and Madeleine Heschung (in the centre) at the Steinbourg Factory – 1934.
The ski years, an extraordinary story
1950 — 1967
Creation of the first leather ski boots intended for ski classes and the first skiers in the Vosges Massif. The know-how of authentic reverse welted stitching was suitable for the impermeability requirements needed for skiing.
1968 — 1972
Robert Heschung surrounded himself with the best technical advisers and began to focus on the manufacture of competition boots.
Georges Mauduit – Technical Adviser on Skis, in Steinbourg, with Robert Heschung – 1968.
Competition ski boot Authentic reverse welted stitching. Injected sole, clamping system patent Molitor Wengen (CH) .
Silver medal in the downhill at the Grenoble Olympics – 1968.
Heschung, contemporary footwear
Heschung creates collections for men and women in harmony with the brand’s core values of authenticity and expertise. The style is timeless, the lines sober and clean, an exclusive encounter between elegance and attitude.
Pierre Heschung and his son, Romain, at 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.