Head-Turning, High-Performance Skiwear
Since its inception in 1960, Head Sportswear has meticulously crafted a legacy of cutting-edge design, unparalleled engineering excellence, and an unwavering dedication to championing sports across the globe.
In 1939, Howard Head started as a riveter at Glenn L. Martin Company, later becoming an engineer. During his time there, he discovered skiing in Stowe, Vermont, which ignited a passion. Unhappy with traditional skis, he applied aircraft manufacturing techniques, creating a lighter and more efficient "honeycomb" ski in 1947, inspired by wartime technology.
In 1950, Howard Head founded the HEAD Ski Company, facing initial market resistance for his costly Standard. However, by 1955, HEAD became the top ski brand in the U.S. and Europe. It took time, but Olympic wins in the 1960s cemented composite skis' dominance with HEAD's patented metal ski technology.
In 1968, HEAD introduced its tennis division and unveiled the first metal tennis racket at the U.S. Open in 1969. Howard Head later retired, revolutionizing a second sport with the first oversized metal racket.
Management buys out HEAD, Tyrolia, and Mares, forming HTM
The introduction of hourglass-shaped skis, finely honed for exquisite precision in navigating sharp turns, was met with enthusiastic adoption in the market, where discerning skiers recognized their remarkable performance-enhancing design.
Head Above the Rest: Present-Day Triumphs
Pioneering a legacy in alpine sports, Head athletes have consistently secured the number one position for 12 consecutive seasons on the slopes. Their equipment is synonymous with triumph in Alpine Ski racing and the Winter Olympics.
In the world of sports, Head Sportswear's journey from innovation to dominance is an inspiring reflection to relentless pursuit of excellence.
Find the latest Head Sportswear 2023 Skiwear Collection now available on our online store! Whether you're a professional athlete or a sports enthusiast, you can now access the cutting-edge technology and stylish designs of Head's ski gear through ML Furs & Luxury Skiwear.
The Team Head Ski Athletes
Lindsey Vonn • Billy Lloyd Blainey • Ian Morrison • Corinne Suter • Lara Gut-Behrami • Vincent Kriechmayr • Mathieu Faivre • Alexis Pinturault • James Crawford • Wendy Holdener • Sara Hector • Kajsa Vickhoff Lie • Atle Lie McGrath • Ragnhild Mowinckel • Cornelia Hütter • Lena Dürr • Alexander Schmid • Johannes Strolz • Elena Curtoni • Anna Swenn-Larsson • Maria Therese Tviberg • Ryan Cochran-Siegle • Ebba Arsjö • Jesper Saltvik Pedersen • Christine Scheyer • Josef Fertl • Simon Jocher • Adrien Theaux • Jessica Hilzinger • Nina Ortlieb • Ariane Radler • Stephanie Venier • Matthieu Bailet • Franziska Gritsch • Broderick Thompson • Tommy Ford • Justin Murisier • Ralph Weber • Gilles Roulin • Laura Gauche • Estelle Alphand • Albert Popov • Elisabeth Reisinger • Lukas Feurstein • Kroline Puchler • Patrick Feurstein • Laura Pirovano • Joan Verdu • Dominik Schwaiger • Rosina Scheeberger • Aksel Lund Svindal • Franz Klammer • Elisabeth Gorgl • Marco Büchel • Luca Schuler • Ted Ligety • Sam 'Ibex' Lee • Didier Cuche • Patrick Ortlieb • Aaron Rolph • Ivan Malakhov • Tina Weirather • Olle Regnér • Richard Amacker • James Heim • Hubertus Von Hohenlohe • Alexander Rudén • Martin Winkler • Franz Weber • Matthias Mayer • Anders Backe • Kjetil Jansrud • Beat Feuz • Jessica Hotter • Hans Olsson • Abel Moga • Cole Richardson • Hedvig Wessel • Alessandro Jossen • Carl Regnér Eriksson • Tao Kreibich • Jordy Kidner • Blake Marshall...