“You don’t ask the Sea any questions, you just dress up for the occasion”
– Douwe Gaastra, Sneek 1897 –
Famous for making high quality yacht sails, Douwe Gaastra founded his sail making company in 1897 in the Netherlands. The brand Gaastra is synonymous with ultimate nautical heritage, tradition and quality, with an intense passion for sailing and the sea. It was early 2015 when Unlimited Footwear Group obtained the official licence for Gaastra Footwear through UFG’s licencing partner Star Collections B.V. which forged a special relationship between the two Dutch companies. Gaastra’s nautical roots made it even more special as there is so much rich heritage from which to draw inspiration. Our products are a unique mixture of functionality and fashion, with a remarkable eye for detail. Our love for the nautical world is the inspiration for every item we create.