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About bisgaard

bisgaard was founded in Denmark in 2005 by Marianne and Henrik Bisgaard. From the studio on the harbor side in Aarhus, we design ready to wear shoes with a unique expression of danish creativity and simple shapes.

We make children’s and women’s shoes with passion – a careful blend of understated danish design and evidence of highly skilled, handmade craftsmanship. We work with some of the best artisans around the world, combining our Scandinavian mindset with global skills and shoemaking from years of traditions.

Since the beginning, natural and sustainable materials have been the core of our brand. A conscious decision from day 1, recognizable in everything we do. 

based on a mothers experience

Most parents of small kids know our brand bisgaard. Fewer probably knows the designer, Marianne Bisgaard who lends her name to the brand. She was behind the store called ‘Hønsefødder” based in Aarhus, Denmark, named after the popular danish children’s song called ‘chicken feet’. Soon running three stores along having small children herself, Marianne learned a lot about children’s shoes. Having a direct link to the customers while raising little kids herself, she became well-informed about their needs and experienced that fit and comfort were the most important aspects for children’s feet to move and grow the right way. 

In 2003 Marianne and Henrik made a deal. He would get the third child he wished for in return for giving up his management position to become his wife's business partner. In 2005 the dream became reality and the couple founded bisgaard and started producing children's shoes with a simple motto: Good fit, natural materials, and innovative design.

 From our studio, Marianne designs ready to wear shoes with a unique expression of Danish creativity and simple shapes. Believing that when your feet are comfortable, so is your mind, body and soul.  

With more than 15 years of experience in handcrafting sustainable shoes, we have seen a significant growth. Today bisgaard shoes are sold in more than 20 countries worldwide with the ambition to shape a better future through sustainable materials and responsible manufacturing.