Why Botas


Why exactly BOTAS? We´ve got a very long and interesting history . . .

2016

BOTAS the main partner Futnet World Champions 2016

BOTAS, the main partner of the Czech footnet federation, is proud being the part of the greatest event in the footnet history and can again declare that the world champions worn BOTAS shoes.

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2015

BOTAS is expanding its network of partner stores in Prague and Bratislava

BOTAS has extended its network of partner stores in Prague by BOTAS 66 STORE - Skořepka 4, Prag 1 - Old Town  and BOTASMANIA - Vršovické Square and in Bratislava by BOTAS CONCEPT STORE BRATISLAVA.

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2015

Collection of footnet shoes 2015

BOTAS presented in 2015 extended offer of exclusive collection of footnet shoes.

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2014

BOTAS 66 Fortune

BOTAS 66 Fortune is a special project of the 16th annual international festival of design - Designblok 2014

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2014

BOTAS represented at the Winter Olympics in Sochi

BOTAS presented its exposition in the Czech House at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi.

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2013

BOTAS Classic - Trademark

On March 27, 2013 received company BOTAS a.s. design trademark No. 330426 - "boot with diagonal strap." ... read more

2012

botas 66 - URBAN

Extending collection botas66 of the model series URBAN ... read more

2011

botas 66 - MID and RUN

Extending collection botas66 of the model series MID and RUN ... read more

2010

Czech Grand design 2009

The company BOTAS came in 1st at the prestigious Czech Grand Design Competition in the "Producer of the Year" category ... read more

2009

The first collection of botas 66 classic

Produced the first iconic model line - botas 66 classic ... read more

2008

Czech Grand Design 2008

came in 3st of the 22 nominated actors at the prestigious Czech Grand Design Competition in the "Producer of the Year" category ... read more

2008

The birth of Project Botas 66 Classic

Botas 66 classic project was based on school entry prof. Rostislav Vanek studio where students Graphic Design and Visual Communication ... read more

2006

MIRAGE 551 PRO - award

BOTAS company, the only manufacturer of sports shoes in the Czech Republic, can be proud of the Excellent Product Award 2006. ... read more

2005

100 Years of Czech Design

In 2005 the exhibition called “100 Years of Czech Design” was held in Berlin. BOTAS shoes had honourable position there. In the same year BOTAS shoes were registered among 100 TOP Czech design icons. ... read more

2000

renaming the company - BOTAS a.s.

On 1.1.2000 the name of the company was changed to be identical with the sports brand as BOTAS a.s. and the new, contemporary, logo was made. The production of winter sports shoes focused on ice hockey, figure skating and cross-country skiing forms 90% of overall production. ... read more

1995

BENAL - new majority owner

In 1995 the majority owner of Botana became the company BENAL s.r.o. ... read more

1992

Co-operation with SALOMON company

Thanks to a mutually successful manufacturing co-operation with SALOMON company various highly technologically demanding sports shoes were made by BOTAS factory, (shoes for snowboard, trekking, cross-country ski boots). ... read more

1991

Botana transformed into a joint stock company

In March 1991 Botana transformed into a joint stock company with government as only a co-owner. ... read more

1990

Co-operation with PUMA company

Early co-operation with PUMA AG. ... read more

1974

company Development

The shoes kept improving, new shoe types were developed and in 1974 the company already had a collection of 230 shoe types ... read more

1972

Award at the Trade Fair in Leipzig

At the autumn sports trade fair in Leipzig BOTAS company was awarded due to application of a new material - a polyamide fabric for their new ice-hockey boots. ... read more

1969

Production plant

In 1970s a new plant was built in Skuteč as well as a new administrative HQ of the company. ... read more

1966

Birth of CLASSIC

In 1966 successful cult CLASSIC shoes with a typical vertical serrated strip and BOTAS logo including three stars, designed by Marcel Scheinpflug, were launched on the market for the first time. ... read more

1964

First successful sports results

Czechoslovak volleyball players wearing BOTAS shoes won silver medals in the Olympic Games in Tokio.

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1963

creation of corporate brand BOTAS

Since 1963 the company has been making shoes under the brand “botas” (BOTA-Sports, BOTA-Skuteč, bota is Czech for shoe). Logo with three stars above the title Botas. ... read more

1962

Specialization in sports shoes

Since 1962 BOTAS company has been specialized in the production of sports shoes. ... read more

1949

Starting a business

The company was established on July 4th,1949 under the name Botana. It was built upon centuries of shoemaking tradition in the Skuteč region.

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BOTAS a.s. (Contact info →)

Smetanova 842, 53973 Skuteč, Czech Republic

Company ID No.: 00013595

Tax ID No.: CZ00013595

Phone: (+420) 469 365 200

Fax: (+420) 469 365 240

E-mail: botas@botas.cz

GPS: N49°50'55" E15°59'39"

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