Fred & Matt – two friends who love shoes
Everything started on a rainy autumn day in Stockholm the year 2010. The two friends Fred and Matt got tired of the bad Swedish weather ruining their designer shoes and making their feet wet. But the rubber galoshes available just weren’t right. They didn’t look good and they made the feet either too hot or too cold. And even worse – they didn’t even fully protect their favourite shoes! After meticulously testing materials and designs Fred and Matt finally came up with an overshoe fit for today’s modern men.
The Fred & Matt’s are designed by the swedish product desinger Barbro Berlin and developed in collaboration with Schuh-Meister Klaus Pfalzgraf in Pirmasens, Germany. Klaus represents a tradition of shoemaking that have been passed down generations. Each pair of Fred&Matt’s is handmade in small factories that have been making shoes for decades. The hand-sewn seams are taped to ensure that Fred & Matt’s are completely waterproof and the sole is casted by hand in a specially composed rubber mixture for maximum grip and durability.
In 2017 Fred&Matt won the Red Dot international design award, a confirmation for us that our efforts to stand out with high end design on the shoe market had payed off.
I hope you will enjoy our overshoes as much as we do!
Best wishes from
Mathias Bergqvist, CEO and founder
Ulf Berlin, Brand Director and founder
Barbro Berlin, designer