Our ambition is to develop the world´s best shoes for standing and walking human beings.

GAITLINE is a footwear company of Norwegian origin specializing in innovative, advanced footwear. Our product builds on the patented Sensory GAITLINE Technology™ a sole construction that optimizes the weight distribution in the foot during standing and walking. We also have a strong commitment to visual design.

The founder

Håvard Engell has over forty years of experience in the field of biomechanics and motor performance, and is world reknowned for his expertise on balance and gait. During his career as professional ballet dancer, he gained unique practical experience and understanding of the sensory motor system and human motor control.

“a great gait is a matter of quality of life.”

– Håvard Engell

After completing his ballet career he studied five years at The Norwegian University of Sport and Science. Engaged for fifteen years at the Olympic Sports Centre (OSC) in Oslo, he was responsible for technical performance, balance and injury prevention in more than thirty different sports and national teams. During the years at OSC Mr. Engell coached athletes later achieving more than three hundred medals in Olympic- and World Championships. To help athletes achieve superb balance and technical performance Engell defined the optimal balance-axis along the foot, – from heel to toe -, and named it “The Sensory Gait Line”. Engell also developed the patented SGL™ sole construction that is integral in the GAITLINE™ footwear range.