Since 1953 we have produced our shoes where we come from.


There’s no place like home! We have produced shoes in the countryside, in our hometown of Pramet for more than 70 years. The company has an evolved structure which means stability and transparency for our customers, our region and our more than 140 employees. Our respectful connection to nature is always foremost – you can feel it in the way we interact with each other and in our shoes.

In 1953 the company was founded by Heinrich HARTJES as an orthopedic workshop. This basic understanding of the human foot and its special requirements is the foundation of our shoe fashion.

Still today, comfort and health are the focus. Together with attractive design matching the style of the time, HARTJES has managed to become the largest family-owned shoe manufacturer in Austria.