The Brothers


Brand Story

A German family based company, operated and owned by two brothers, Henrik and Philip Holzapfel. Coming from an equestrian family with passion for horses for almost a century and a family business history since 1888,

shaped their love and desire to work within riding.


Today they successfully run their own company, filling it with creative ideas. Focusing on a blend of modern style and traditions, they are paying respect to young and established riders. Suedwind Footwear was founded in 2009 for one main reason – to offer technically advanced, durable, supremely comfortable footwear - Designed in Hamburg Germany by riders, for riders


Quality, Fit and Technology

= Maximum Comfort

It’s all about focus and attention to detail. Suedwind Footwear’s motivation is to create high quality products, with maximum comfort. “Excellent fit and a strong foothold is what make a great pair of boots great.” Suedwind Footwear offers the perfect blend of Precision, Technology and Fit in comfortable light weight boots.

Sunset in Hamburg

Competence paired with Passion

A continuous developing process and the passion for riding are the keys for brilliant results. Best available functionality and comfort has become a strong philosophy of the brand. 


Suedwind Footwear is a young and experienced team. The products are designed and tested in Hamburg Germany by individuals whose lives are built around riding, fashion, art, design and authentic equestrian culture.


2015 Suedwind Footwear won the Innovation Award for the best product of the year at the spoga horse in Germany; the world’s largest trade show within the equestrian community. IceLock™ 3S Riding Soles make the Difference!


“We love tradition - We love innovation - We love change! We desire to create new ideas and innovations freely in an open and flexible working environment, always with a focus on tradition and style.”

Designed for Riders - Made for Comfort