We serve you an extra helping of speed, safety, comfort, and support. We are the tailwind on your way to top performances and unforgettable outdoor moments. You can make your way without a tailwind, but once you have felt a tailwind, you don't want to ever be without it again.
Our vision is not new. To be more precise, it is as old as the first ski pole that Karl Lenhart developed in the early 1960s. Karl was a passionate skier and dreamed of the perfect ski pole. He made it his business to replace the fragile bamboo shafts that were used as ski poles at that time. With his experience in the aircraft industry, he constructed the first pole out of aluminum. A material that is sturdy, light, and flexible at the same time. Since then, new innovations and improvements occur almost every day at LEKI. We always address the needs of our top athletes first – we are only satisfied when the best in the world are 100% satisfied. For us, it's not only important to get feedback from world-class athletes, but also to listen to enthusiastic recreational athletes. We want to ensure that our products and innovations meet the needs of all users. The history of LEKI is the history of our customers and partners and their undertakings and experiences, to climb the tallest mountains, to participate in the race of their lives, or to discover unknown places.
For our top athletes, it's often a matter of a hundredth of a second and the last drop of performance. Our interactions with the fastest athletes in the world are our motor for innovation and development. Whether it's alpine skiing, the Nordic disciplines, or ski mountaineering. With trail running, LEKI now also has this racer experience and expertise in the summer. This is why racing is not only part of our history – it is also inseparably connected with the future of LEKI. The Race ID shows who we are: racing is part of our DNA.