Gaastra's fascinating story takes us back to 1897, when 22-year-old Douwe Gaastra established his sailmaking workshop in Sneek, the Netherlands.
The passionate sailor wanted to reinvent the Dutch tradition of world-class craftsmanship.
Driven by ambition, he also wanted to make sailing more competitive and efficient.
Within a short period of time, Gaastra became a household name in the world of international sailing.
To this day, the brand exudes the same tradition and quality, combined with a passion for sailing and the sea.
Gaastra shoes are synonymous with quality and functionality.
The remarkable attention to detail reflects our love of the nautical world, which inspires every item we make.