Gerd Otto Senior, father of the current managing director, who created the name Haflinger with his children, derived from the Haflinger horse, was the originator of the brand itself. What our shoes have in common with our namesake, the mountain horse Haflinger? On the one hand the grace and aesthetics, combined with powerful endurance and longevity. On the other hand, the original naturalness, surefootedness and good, faithful character. Anyone who knows Haflinger knows what friendship and trust mean.
The main headquarters of our traditional company is still located in Goslar in the heart of the original landscape of the northwestern Harz. Inspired by this backdrop and grown up with unique natural experiences, the need for naturalness and quality is closely linked to our family and our employees.
The long-standing textile tradition is today associated with the know-how of shoe production. This is the origin of the worldwide unique Haflinger shoe collection. The guideline is to combine natural foot and groin shapes with natural raw materials as well as design - with the highest demands on the best workmanship.
Back then and today everything in our history revolves around natural materials such as reeled wool from our own production, high-quality wool felt, first-class leather or flexible cork-latex footbeds and their loving workmanship.