As a traditional company, we are the second generation with the aim of being a leading manufacturer in the field of comfortable footwear. Three thousand members of staff, including 95 at our headquarters in Schwanheim, are working to ensure that our customers across the world can experience WALDLÄUFER comfort. Around 12,000 pairs of WALDLÄUFER shoes are produced each day – that is approximately 2.5 million pairs a year – using traditional craftsmanship and the latest, environmentally-friendly technology.
“With every decision that we make, we are working responsibly towards passing our family company into the hands of the next generation.”
Willehad Bauer, owner of Lugina Schuhfabrik GmbH
The ever-increasing appreciation of high-quality materials, a flexible fit and clever design lies behind the company’s success. “Bound to tradition” is not an empty phrase for us; rather it is lived every day in our company. Valuable expertise is passed from generation to generation and from master to apprentice – this results in a unique handcrafted skill, which can be seen and felt on the end product.
Thinking and acting with the world in mind are key requirements to make a brand futureproof. That is why we are active beyond Germany’s borders. The most important European export markets are the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, England and Sweden. Beyond Europe, we have also established our brand in the USA, Canada and Japan.
We select our production facilities in accordance with our guidelines. Fair wages and long-term business relationships are especially important to us. At regular intervals, our employees visit the respective production facilities directly on site. With some of our partners we have already been working successfully for decades. It is our ambition to constantly develop our sustainability. Wherever we can, we try to reduce CO₂ emissions through short transport routes.
Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, UK, France, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg, Spain, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovak Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, China, Korea, Mongolia, Ecuador, Estonia, New Zealand, Kuwait and Curacao.
We measure success by customer satisfaction. From supplier selection to point-of-sale, your satisfaction is our motivation. Our shoes are available in online partner stores as well as in specialised retail stores as well as in the major mail order companies. We personally pass on the knowledge about the special qualities of our shoes to the sales staff on site. Through the train-the-trainer method, sales staff are trained to become experts.