THE EVOLUTION OF RUDERSCHUHE
Read about our success story.
How we started with the vision of creating
your favourite rowing shoe
and ended up collaborating with an Olympic Champion.
Start: Model Lago
It was the year 2014 and a big sport brand just stopped their rowing shoe production. As we couldn’t find another shoe that fitted our needs we realized it was our place to step up. That‘s how our vision started. The vision of the perfect rowing shoe.
After days, weeks and months of engineering and testing, our prototype went into production and our first model was ready for racing. Model Lago was born and sold to exclusive clients in Europe and North America.
Model Thomas Lange
After three years in the market, we received feedback that made us realize there were long-term weaknesses we desperately needed to fix. These weaknesses included material, comfort and especially durability.
It then ocurred that we met german rowing legend and olympic champion Thomas Lange in northern germany in 2017 at a regatta and he was ready to join our vision.
“I liked the idea of developing a high quality
rowing shoe which athletes and clubs could afford.”
Influenced by his experience we did a complete redesign of our rowing shoe.
With this model, we improved the material and connection of the sole and the upper shoe. We changed the cut of the forefoot and heel as we improved the quality and position of our Velcro fasteners and connectors. The result was the ideal shoe for rowers and rowing clubs regarding price, quality and durability.
A new champion under the horizon of rowing shoes was crafted, tested and sold worldwide under the new name: model “Thomas Lange”.
We talked to Thomas Lange about outr partnership and developing the ideal rowing shoe:
Thomas Lange GOLD EDITION
With more and more rowers using our rowing shoes, we received much more valuable feedback and and were able to release an upgraded version of “Ruderschuhe Thomas Lange” in 2022.
The “Thomas Lange Gold Edition” comes with a new design, an optimized weight, even better power transmission, improved screw holes and even more comfort for rowers.
WE NEVER STOP ENGINEERING
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