The Magnum brand’s origins go back to 1974 when Frank Van Wezel founded Hi-Tec Sports to specifically design and develop a versatile sports shoe for the growing popularity number of squash players. Over a number of years as Hi-Tec Magnum evolved they spread their expertise to tactical boots for services such as law enforcement and security personnel.
As demand and their reputation continued to grow Hi Tec Magnum became well established in the USA. In 1990 the first ever complete global Magnum footwear collection was launched and in 2002 Magnum separated from Hi-Tec to become an independent brand.
In 2012 Magnum were named proud winners of the prestigious SATRA PPE Innovation Award for ‘Best Innovation in Safety Footwear’ at the Professional Clothing Awards. Magnum Safety footwear continues to rise in popularity due to the durability, design and comfort they provide.