The classic family-run company Heckel was established in La Walck, France, in 1870. For many years, it was well-known for football, motorbike and ski boots. In 1970, the company specialised in the development and manufacture of innovative safety footwear.
In 2001, uvex acquired the specialist manufacturer Heckel. Heckel is to continue as an independent brand in future too.
The brand's particular strength lies in the processing of rubber for new sole technology with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. This ensures exceptional quality is guaranteed: Heckel safety footwear can withstand the most extreme conditions and anybody wearing it knows that their feet are extremely well protected and equipped for anything. Heckel also represents “performance in style”, with attractive products that are a delight to wear.
The sole makes the shoe! Heckel's special strength lies in the processing of rubber for groundbreaking sole technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
Safety shoes from Heckel prove themselves in steel works, on ships and in the mountains, on large construction sites, in trade and in logistics. They are non-slip, withstand extreme conditions and come up with an attractive workwear look - true to the Heckel motto: Perfomance with style.
Depending on the requirements, Heckel safety shoes protect the feet against injuries and chemicals, but also against heat, cold and wetness. Their soles are puncture-resistant, the toe reinforced with steel caps - yet the shoe remains flexible and comfortable to wear.
The know-how comes from France. Heckel was founded in 1870 in La Walk and initially manufactured football boots, motorcycle boots and ski boots. One hundred years later, the traditional family business specialized in safety shoes. Heckel has belonged to the uvex safety group since 2001 and continues to be managed by it as an independent brand.