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Anyone who, like the Austrian mountain and hiking shoe specialists at Dachstein, can look back on almost one hundred years of company history, undoubtedly has a great deal of experience in his field. Today, Dachstein produces mountaineering boots that blind mountaineer Andy Holzer trusts. So that you too can become a real summit stormer in the future, we will now take you on a Dachstein journey through time.


The history of Dachstein's hiking, mountain and leisure shoes begins in 1925 in Upper Austria. In Molln, a tranquil market town with just 3,500 inhabitants, master shoemaker Anton Lintner opened a small shoemaker's workshop at the time and named his shoes after the highest mountain in the region at 2,995 metres. At that time it was not yet possible to think of leisure activities or even mass sports in the mountains, but 20 years later things looked different. In the meantime, Lintner's son had taken over his father's shop, brought a breath of fresh air with him and quickly started the industrial production of his first hiking boots, only to include ski boots in his range shortly afterwards.

As early as 1958, Dachstein produced around 2,000 hiking boots a day in his Mollner factory and continued to focus on combining the art of shoemaking with innovation in the development of new models. In 1970 Dachstein started a new chapter in the company's history: the industrial production of shell ski boots, into which not only countless hobby skiers slipped, but also numerous ski racers were able to achieve Olympic victories and world championship titles. The subsequent invention of the central entrance for ski boots and the use of the innovative PU sole technology, which laid the foundation for all today's hiking boots, continue to bear witness to Dachstein's company philosophy of always being concerned with functionality and avoiding standstill.


  • Foundation Year: 1925
  • Company Founder: Anton Lintner
  • Company Headquarters: Bergheim / Salzburg, Austria
  • Number Of Employees: 11
  • Annual Turnover: more than 7 million EUR
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  • Sports: Outdoor


  • In-house Production: For the winter collection 18/19 Dachstein cooperates with the hip designer Lena Hoschek. Together they bring five different shoes for ladies onto the market.
  • For Hobby & Professional Sports: Dachstein concentrates on its core business: developing high-quality shoes for outdoor use. Nobody can fool them here, which is why they are the best choice for everyone - from amateur mountaineers to Everest conquerors.
  • Awards: Dachstein's "Ocean Collection" received an ISPO award in the "Urban" segment. The nylon for the shoes is made from recycled plastic waste from the oceans.


Although ski boot production was discontinued in 2003 and Dachstein was renamed as Dachstein Outdoor in 2013 after various changes of name, the production of ski boots was discontinued.

This trekking and hiking shoe gives you a particularly sensitive feedback of the respective underground by the thinner and nevertheless robust sole in the forefoot area. Integrated Flexlines also support the natural rolling behaviour of your foot and the lacing extended towards the tip of the foot as well as the more stable heel area bed your foot with secure hold in the shoe.


Quality on the mountain and in leisure: In addition to various classics from the hiking shoe sector such as the "Gebirgsjäger", which skilfully combines functionality and tradition, or the lighter "Super Leggera" series, Dachstein is now increasingly working on lifestyle models with which you can also cut a good figure in urban environments. And you can still rely on one thing about Dachstein: The fresh and unusual look is not at the expense of quality, since only high-quality materials such as genuine leather, Vibram soles and waterproof and breathable DryDS membranes are used in production.


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