In 1897, Douwe Gaastra, aged 22, decided to create his own sailing factory. Very quickly, the brands sails gain an international reputation. In the years 1970-1990, they allow the best windsurfers to win championships around the world. Today, with its nautical spirit and quest for technical success, Gaastra has designed its new collection of shoes: fashion, functionality and quality! The brand's philosophy: "do not ask the sea any questions, just dress for the occasion."