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



In 2019, BOTAS celebrated its 70th anniversary. On the occasion of this extraordinary event, two special models of BOTASKA 70 leisure shoes were made in a limited edition of 200 pairs, which were designed for all the real BOTAS patriots.

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For company KAUFLAND we produced a special edition of the botas shoes, which consisted of 5 CLASSIC models and 3 models of the CITY category. All models were made of high quality leather materials in the Czech Republic.

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BOTAS 66 spring-summer 2017

BOTAS presented the new collection BOTAS 66 spring-summer 2017 at the end of March. There are 17 new styles, which were placed into new collection and complete the „bestsellers“ of BOTAS 66 line and create design-ballanced offer, from which almost everyone may choose.

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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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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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Collection of footnet shoes 2015

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

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The BOTAS brand was awarded with the Consumer Superbrands 2015 in the sports footwear category.

The Superbrand title is granted to the best brands on the market. These successful brands are then invited to the Superbrands programme, helping to strengthen and support their popularity through collective campaigns, surveys and publications.

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BOTAS 66 Fortune

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

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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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BOTAS Classic - Trademark

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

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botas 66 - URBAN

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


botas 66 - MID and RUN

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


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


The first collection of botas 66 classic

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


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


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


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


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.

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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.

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BENAL - new majority owner

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


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


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


Co-operation with PUMA company

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


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


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


Production plant

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

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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.

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First successful sports results

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

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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.

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Specialization in sports shoes

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


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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