The story of DAHU Sports Company Ltd has started while Nicolas Frey, its founder, couldn’t find ski boots in which his girlfriend wasn’t having sore feet, even after trying high-end boots injected and molded to her feet. Disappointed not to find the right product in shops, he decided at the end of the winter 2009 to completely rethink the construction of this object which, according to him, weren’t answering current needs any more. He then started designing the first prototypes on paper before tinkering with them in his garage.
WHY "DAHU" ?
The DAHU is a wild mythological creature that lives in the mountains that has legs that are shorter on one side than on the other.
Of course, the DAHU doesn’t exist but its legend is well documented in the Swiss Alps, especially among people from the mountains who make fun of urban people who get trapped in "Dahus’ hunts".
The choice for the name "DAHU" appeared as an obvious one as, like its counterpart with 4 legs (including 2 shorter ones), the DAHU boot is particularly well adapted to its natural environment, the foot.