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History

“Passion for the traditional shoe craft and a relentless pursuit of innovation form the foundation for our continuous development from a small shoe craft business to an internationally successful premium women’s shoe brand.“

1935

Gopperding/Schärding (Upper Austria).

Josef Högl creates the first quality shoe and establishes the 85-year company history – even then, the motto was: highest product quality and perfect wearing comfort.

1965

The small shoe craft business in Gopperding is being enlarged and relocated to the new factory in Taufkirchen/Pram.

1982

The Högl and Lorenz families establish the Högl + Lorenz Shoe Holding in Taufkirchen/Pram. HÖGL is the first subsidiary to be incorporated. The foundation for further expansion has been laid.

1992

After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the company expands into the Russian market. The first HÖGL flagship store in Moscow opens.

2000

HÖGL becomes HÖGL shoe fashion GmbH, as a subsidiary of Lorenz Shoe Group AG. The Högl family leaves the company and Councillor of Commerce Joseph Lorenz hands over the operational management to Dr. Gerhard Bachmaier. 

2003

The main production site Taufkirchen/Pram is relocated to Martfü in Hungary.

2007

Verticalisation begins and further international HÖGL Stores are opened. In order to meet the needs of the Russian market, a separate subsidiary is founded. Own retail stores as well as the specialised trade network are being expanded.

2011

The HÖGL flagship store in Vienna, Graben 11, opens.

2014

Expansion to China: In Shanghai, a subsidiary is established, which opens the first retail stores shortly afterwards. 

2015

The headquarters and logistics centre in Taufkirchen/Pram is expanded with new and remodelled facilities.

2017

Start of the HÖGL Onlineshop www.hoegl.com in Austria.

2020

Today, we are a modern, internationally established premium brand of shoes and accessories that stands for superb quality, contemporary design and excellent wearing comfort. With successive expansion and a future-oriented, responsible development of our collections, we lay the foundations for a successful future.

100

Högl stores

worldwide

2000

specialist retail partners in

over 40 markets worldwide

10

independent

subsidiaries