Since 1920, the traditional Norwegian company Viking Footwear has stood for high-quality footwear that is specially tailored to the harsh conditions of Scandinavian nature. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, the company is constantly developing new products that combine function, comfort, style and the latest technologies. In addition, the company is currently on a journey to become carbon neutral in order to contribute to the preservation and protection of our nature. From minimising and reusing waste materials, optimising sourcing, production and supply chains, using sustainable raw materials, to supporting various reforestation, wildlife and conservation projects, Viking is taking various approaches to achieve its vision.
Peter Mathias Røwde laid the foundation for Viking Footwear's success story on 17 January 1920 when he founded his first rubber factory in Askim. The visionary asked himself what could be made with or from rubber and while the answer is considered perfectly logical today, it was an absolute novelty at the time: shoes made of and with rubber. After the first galoshes, more and more concepts followed and still today Viking follows its mission to support active outdoor enthusiasts in their adventures in the best possible way. What started in 1920 as a small Norwegian rubber factory has developed into one of the largest and most important Scandinavian manufacturers of outdoor footwear for children as well as adults and today offers a range that extends from rubber to hunting boots and typical outdoor footwear to modern urban styles with outdoor elements.
Viking Footwear - quality, style, innovation, tradition and sustainability go hand in hand.