Brand Spotlight: Gabor
“We Adore Gabor”
Gabor has justifiably earned itself a reputation for being a brand that offers stylish shoes that rate highly in fit and comfort. The company was founded in 1949 by Joachim and Bernhard Gabor and is still within the family with Joachim Gabor’s son Achim now in charge.
The company first began producing shoes in a small factory in Barmstedt, Germany with only 14 employess, a stark contrast to the 3,500 people they employ today! Gabor shoes are now manufactured in Portugal, Slovakia Republic, and Vietnam with over 8,000,000 pairs of shoes being produced a year.
“The attention to detail and quality that Gabor puts into every single one of its products has gained the brand many loyal fans around the world.”
As Gabor owns all of its factories, the company is able to enforce strict checks to enable every pair to consistently adhere to the brands high levels of comfort and quality. Gabor shoes are currently sold in 53 countries worldwide by over 5000 retail stores.
Why Choose Gabor?
Comfort is at the heart of Gabor’s mission statement and the designers of Gabor shoes always opt for soft materials to ensure that functionality and comfort are delivered with every step.
Special features such as elastic gussets and stretch inserts help to ensure an optimum fit is always achieved, further enhancing comfort levels. Every season Gabor offers a wide range of different width fittings and shoes in full and half sizes to make sure everyone can find that perfect pair.
Gabor shoes have that magic combination of comfort and style. Gabor takes classic styles and adds a contemporary edge to consistently create a beautiful range of shoes, season after season.
The Making Of Magnificence
Each Gabor shoe is manufactured using up to 240 individual components that come together in up to 140 separate craft stages. The materials used in the construction of Gabor shoes are closely inspected to ensure uniformity and uncompromised high-quality.
Gabor also enlist the help of external laboratories in Germany and Switzerland to conduct special tests on the materials used to create their shoes. These tests help to ascertain which materials perform well and add an extra level of reassurance to the quality control process. Thanks to their consistently high levels of comfort and style it is easy to see what makes Gabor Shoes so popular.