British Knights

Our history goes back to the early eighties. British Knights was launched by a New York based sports footwear wholesaler as a fashionable alternative to the major 'performance' sportswear brands. In the 1980-ies British Knights clearly distinguished itself by having a very own and specific character based on extreme sports and having that specific British Knights urban look. Inspiration was found in the world of surf, skate and hip hop.

British Knights positioned themselves as an inner-city and music driven brand, appealing to the predominantly streetwise young people. And as they say: fortune favors the brave. British Knights grew to be a big hit! The brand initials ‘B’ and ‘K’ were a frequently used item in media, music and on the streets. For example in the early nineties British Knights sponsored the famous number 1 American rappers MC Hammer and LL Cool J. Also, British Knights was the first to make a commercial, which was broadcasted on the worldwide music channel MTV.

British Knights History

Our current image most definitely is related to our proud past. Continuing to create brand quality collections, which are completely orientated towards the latest trends. Creating cutting edge collections in which the main theme remains street wear based on the hottest extreme sports. The design is clean and unified across the range, while great attention has been paid to details and finishes. British Knights knows there is an opportunity with footwear to be creative on many levels and is using this knowledge to be its greatest strength.


Mr. Joost van der Sloot
Office: +31 (0) 416 566666
Cell phone: +31 (0) 6 20092389