THE HISTORY OF QUICK SINCE 1905
Hengelo was added a legendary sports brand in 1905. The first Quick football boots were made by hand from a workshop at home with the Jansen family. It soon turned out to be a hit, the following years the football brand became more famous and bigger.
In 1928, Quick came up with the official running shoe of the Amsterdam Olympic Games, the first milestone for the brand. This runner was reintroduced in 2003 as the Olympic "28, a resounding success and a beautiful piece of Dutch history.
Quick did not go unnoticed and we are proud to say that the biggest professional football players in the Netherlands have made wonderful profits in the football world, of course on our Quickies. In 1947 even the entire Dutch team wore our shoes, and we can assure you; if something is not better for a sports brand, then see that the absolute top of the Netherlands is wearing your brand.
Up to the 1980s, Quick would be the market leader in sports shoes. After this, sports shoes and sneakers began to blend into the general street scene for the first time. Quick has also responded to this. Yet the brand disappeared for a while in the 1990s.
Eternal sin, we thought. A country with such a beautiful sports culture should have a sports brand that matches that. That is why we re-introduced the brand in 2001, the classic Quicks - adapted to the time of course - flew over the counter at the coolest sneaker stores in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. We did it, the most beautiful sports brand in the Netherlands was back!
In the following years we started expanding our collections, both sports shoes and casual shoes, and both sportswear and casual wear became part of the Quick collection. Focused on the future, the name Quick has been changed to Q1905 for a clear and individual signature. Q1905 is at home in all markets, we have put together the right items for every occasion.
We are proud to present this history, we are proud of the emotion that the brand Q1905 generates, our brand. And we are determined to make the next hundred years even more legendary than the past hundred years of Q1905!