Calzados Bestard is a family business in the best sense of the word. From the small workshop that our grandfather founded in 1940, we have grown and evolved to be a well-established and recognized company, both in Spain and internationally. In our origins we started manufacturing custommade men's footwear and in the early 70's we specialized in mountain footwear, currently sell in more than 30 countries around the world.
We are indeed very proud of having reached our actual position, but we have never lost the feeling of being like a family; a team strongly united by the satisfaction and eagerness which come out of the privilege of working together with something we all love: to improve and make a mountain boot which is getting more perfect and more comfortable for each year, a boot which you might like using as much as we do.
To this small family of ours, we also have the big luck of adding the big family made up of all the people whom we have the privilege of working with: our suppliers, our advising experts, the mountaineering expeditions which take off with our boots on, our selling agents, our dealers and people like you: all lovers of nature and of high quality technical equipment. Eager, interested and curious people, always excited to keep on finding new and higher peaks to conquer.
Where are we?
Bestard was founded in 1940 in the small town of Lloseta on the island of Mallorca, where we still maintain our factory and a large part of the production. Located at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, LLoseta has always been, like other towns and villages in the area, a municipality with a lot of activity in the artisan manufacture of high quality footwear. Over the years, many factories have been closing and today, unfortunately, there are only a few active factories left. In the beginning of this century, when the European hiking boot industry began to relocate to lower-wage countries, at Bestard we made a firm decision to resist this trend and to continue working here in our own factory in LLoseta... out of passion and pride in being able to follow our own way of working, work here in our own land, with the people and families who have been with us sonce the beginning, maintaining the spirit of a family business rooted here in Mallorca.
We also love the environment where we are situated for the many possibilities of mountain and outdoor activities it offers. Here, in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, both our testers, friends and users, as well as ourselves, are just a stone's throw from a wide variety of excellent grounds for trekking, hiking, climbing, canyoning, trail-running, mountain-biking, coasteering, caving and a long etc.
The long way to where we are today was not always straight and easy, but from the start we have been faithful to a very clear and simple philosophy, a way of working which possibly is the most valuable heritage from our fathers and from all these years:
- Always to make boots with the highest quality and most advanced technology possible;
- Combine the know-how and quality of traditional manufacturing with the constant incorporation of the latest advances in tecnology, designs and materials.
- To concentrate on what we know best and always to keep on improving, carefully listening to each piece of advice given to us by our users, experts and our own feet;
- To be open-minded, flexible and to work in team with our distributors, selling agents, suppliers and experts;.
- Always to keep our feet on the ground (in all senses of the word!) and to keep on making the boots we love to wear ourselves.
This way we have kept on growing step by step, gaining your confidence during more than 80 years, and we surely hope to keep on the same way during at least 80 years more.
Thank you for trusting Bestard Mountain Boots!
CALZADOS BESTARD, SA
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