Every journey begins with the first step.

Thanks to Martin Kasperek FIDELIO took its first steps on the 1st of August, 1995. Initially FIDELIO was founded by Martin as a shoe wholesaler.

 

Things turn out differently as planned

In 2003, after many successful years, Martin Kasperek made the transition from a wholesaler to a producer as the situation on the market had changed and customer demands had increased.
As it turned out the idea of offering well-fitting sandals and mules with an anatomically formed removable footbed under the brand name of FIDELIO was very successful. In the first year 15,600 pairs were sold.
In 2005, a second range, Soft-Line, was introduced to the market. This range was also a great success from the start.

 

Nothing is more successful than an idea whose time has come*

By 2006 the time had come to introduce a third range and "Hallux" was born.
This innovative range, which incorporates a stretchable insert for customers with hallux valgus (bunions), quickly became a best seller.

 

Lack of space

Thanks to FIDELIO’s product innovation and general inventiveness the company grew rapidly resulting in there being no more room at their premises. In 2008, after much searching, boxes were packed and the FIDELIO team could finally spread out within 370m² of office space and 892m² of state-of-the-art warehouse space located in the south Linz.
Happy and satisfied the team went on to implement new ideas and in the same year Kasperek KG was re-named FIDELIO – thus the product brand and the company merged into one.

 

Ideas over ideas

In 2009 FIDELIO started to produce ladies closed shoes. FIDELIO grew rapidly both at home and abroad.
In 2010 closed shoes with an invisible bunion function were presented.

 

FIDELIO today

FIDELIO still has 3 product lines: Fidelio, Hallux and Soft-Line.
FIDELIO has achieved worldwide success thanks to its many innovations and excellent service.
When it comes to footwear with the bunion function FIDELIO is regarded as the specialist.

 Since 2016, models with the invisible stretch insert are called  models. Due to the fact that the stretch insert cannot be seen from the outside, the optics is not affected in any way. Therefore, shoes of the pro hx generation can be worn by every woman.

Combining comfort with current fashion is becoming increasingly important. This is why we place lots of value on latest trends and innovative new developments every season. The Group Grace - models with heels- was for example created in 2016.