Legendary American brand Converse, was established in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse. The first All Star saw the light of day in 1917. Famous basketball player Chuck Taylor then took the All Star brand under his wing and it became so successful the shoe was named after him. The brand has always actively enjoyed the endorsement of leading personalities from the music, film and art worlds. This has become increasingly apparent in recent years through collaborations with bands such as The Ramones, Blondie and The Who, but also with designers including John Varvatos, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. The originally sport-oriented brand is now a huge fashion label comprising an extensive collection of shoes, clothing, bags and accessories.
In 2000, Kesbo became official licensee for Converse in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
GANT is a lifestyle brand, with an American sportswear heritage, offering modern high quality casual wear with a European touch.
The company’s values are based on its authentic American East Coast heritage, dating back to the launch of the brand in 1949. Since then the brand has been further developed, taking inspiration from Europe in terms of fabrics, designs, and lifestyle influences. Today GANT is a truly global lifestyle brand offering a full range of clothing for men, women, and children. In addition GANT branded timewear, footwear, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings are designed and marketed by licensees.
Since 2003, Selva Shoes is the worldwide licensee for GANT Footwear, consisting of a men and women collection which is distributed in more than 30 countries. GANT Footwear is developed with an original GANT touch and feel, which is in harmony with the GANT apparel.
In 1996, Fairbo Fashion Shoes acquired the Australian Footwear licence rights in the Benelux. They develop and manufacture this line of footwear using their own resources. The style of the footwear is best described as ‘casual with a fashion touch’. Australian pays great attention to clean and sleek models that are made of durable materials. The collections of Australian Footwear have an authentic and robust character, and comfort is the basic principle. Australian Footwear offers extensive men’s (up to size 50) and children’s collections.
In 2007 Bos Group started a new label, Maruti. Maruti is the result of an international team of designers and developers. All with years of experience in shoe design and production. With Maruti, they merge their know-how and talent. This results in an exciting, modern design for the young professional with lots of attention for rich and first-rate materials and an elegant finishing. Maruti: life is too short to wear boring shoes!
Established in 1914, Brooks is your go-to brand for anything and everything related to the run. As a leading running company that designs and markets high-performance men’s and women’s running shoes, apparel and accessories, Brooks is dedicated to inspiring people to run and be active by creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther, faster and happier. The developers of this brand are proud of their hard-earned reputation for engineering footwear that provides the perfect ride for every stride, and the perfect fit for every foot type. Brooks works each and every day to ensure that all of their footwear products meet the biomechanical needs of runners, enhance comfort, and aid in the prevention of running-related injury. Thus, Brooks expertly develops and designs high quality products for all phases of the runner’s development, from first-time jogger to dedicated competitor.
Bo Sports is a licensed distributor of Brooks in the Benelux since 1992.
High quality French tennis and badminton brand was founded in 1875 and is still produced by the same Lyon-based family business.
The company has made strings, when Pierre Babolat created the first strings made of natural gut in 1875. Babolat continued to focus on strings until 1994, when it became a “total tennis” company. Babolat began producing racquet frames and selling them in Europe. The popularity of Babolat racquets picked up quickly in North America and Europe, trademarked by the easily identifiable double lines across the strings of the racquet face, and along the racquet frame itself. In 2003 Babolat started the tennis footwear production, quickly followed by a range of functional tennis apparel. Today Babolat is the fastest growing and prolific tennis brand in the world. Famous devotees include, Rafael Nadal,
Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwańska, Carlos Moyà and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
In 1985, Bo Sports became licensed distributor of Babolat in the Netherlands.
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Moving Comfort’s journey began in 1977, when two friends were tired of running in over-sized tees and baggy men’s shorts. Over the past four decades the mission has remained constant – functional, fashionable sportswear created by women, for women. Thus, each and every item designed and produced is suited perfectly to the female form and its needs. The people at Moving Comfort are involved in every step of the process, from research, design and production to sampling and testing. Moving Comfort offers a full line of sports bras and specialist undergarments, including plus sizes, for low-impact activities or high-energy pursuits.
In 2008, Bo Sports became licensed distributor of Moving Comfort in the Benelux.
Australian was founded by Leardo Gabrielli in 1960. His founder’s aim was to enter in a revolutionary way into the knitwear market with innovative fabrics and excellent ‘technical’ yarns. Thanks to the success of these new products, the founders decided to increase their engagement in the sport world by concentrating on Tennis, a discipline that more than others requires imagination, quality and style.
In the second half of the seventies, Giordano Maioli, Italian tennis champion in the sixties, captain of the Italian Davis Cup team, took over the direction of the company and made Australian a status symbol in the tennis world. Today Australian sportswear is an authentic brand of functional sportswear and leisure clothing.
More than 127 years ago Wolverine founder G.A. Krause built a company on a dream of creating finely crafted footwear using the best materials available. Krause came from a long line of leather tanners and boot makers, and in 1883 he began building the company today known as Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Krause was inspired by men who wanted quality products but also demanded comfort and craftsmanship. Paying attention to the smallest details, utilizing new materials and employing fine craftsmen, Krause created the brand Wolverine. The first of its kind, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe was made to be comfortable and durable. These boots, advertised as comfortable enough to give you “1000 miles of wear,” became a must have item for men of the 20th Century. Fairbo Fashion Shoes is the distributor for Wolverine in the Benelux since 2010.
Established in Rockford, Mich. Wolverine has been making dependably rugged and comfortable footwear since 1883. From this rich history of craftsmanship and distinctive design comes the Wolverine 1883 Collection. The work boot has always been a timeless classic.
Wolverine’s 1883 Collection reinvents the traditional work boot, pairing classic styling with a twist of modern design. Bringing work designs to the forefront of fashion, the Wolverine 1883 Collection merges materials, texture and color to create versatile footwear that is perfect for any day, every day wear. Fairbo Fashion Shoes is the distributor for Wolverine in the Benelux since 2010.
In 1948, H.C. Van Gils founded a small tailoring company in his home town of Breda. Today Van Gils enjoys a renowned reputation for its rich history in tailoring and design. H.C. Van Gils passionately set out to make fine clothing for the people of his village and in so doing provided much needed work and a revitalized sense of community spirit. Throughout the years, Van Gils has always delivered high quality, great detailing, outspoken products and bold marketing campaigns.
Since 1948, men around the world enjoy the confidence that only a stylish and sophisticated Van Gils tailored product can bring.
Selva Shoes is the worldwide licensee for Van Gils Footwear since 2013. Van Gils Footwear is developed with high quality, great detailing, rich leathers and vintage materials which is always in line with the Van Gils apparel. Footwear with a story; Van Gils – No Stitch – No Story –.
O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game. Pioneering the world’s first neoprene surf wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California. He opened up the garage doors to his first surf shop soon after. While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does.
O’Neill’s set of core values – innovation in style and technology – has seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of action sports. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash, to the world’s first stitchless board shorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O’Neill’s spirit of innovation will always drive the company forwards. Today, O’Neill can be found the world over. In touch with its rich heritage and the universal appeal of board riding culture, O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on a unique half-century of history as the First Name in the Water.