History of Cruyff Classics: Johan Cruyff began to visualize his ideal football boot while based in Barcelona in the late 1970’s. It should excel in functionality, enhancing the player’s technique as well as looking elegant and stylish. Teaming up with his good friend, famous Italian shoe designer Emilio Lazzarini, they got to work and the Cruyff sports shoe was bornin 1979. The brand was a success with Cruyff football boots soon becoming the sports shoes of choice for soccer players across Europe, including latter-day icons such as Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp. The brand developed sportswear for football, for indoor sports, hockey and leisure. The Cruyff Classics brand today continues to be inspired by Johan’s original vision and its sportswear epitomizes ‘fútebol’ elegance.
The Cruyff Shoetique: Discover the casual editions of highly popular Cruyff models, which are inspired by the successful model from the 1980’s such as the Vanenburg, the Indoor Classic and Indoor Support.
If its limited editions you are after, check out the autographed Dennis Bergkamp boots, a contemporary re-creation of the Cruyff football boot in which Bergkamp made his debut in 1986. Discover the Campioni Dello Sport concept - the Campioni Dello Sport concept was developed for the true soccer fan to bring back old memories enabling fans to collect the Panini pictures with the Cruyff Classics Campioni Dello Sport. This concept enjoys exclusive distribution with only 300 pairs worldwide. Available in the Cruyff Shoetique.
The Cruyff Women collection is fashionable, elegant and sophisticated. The shoes have the DNA of Cruyff Classics with a feminine and elegant fit and comfort. The Cruyff Junior collection comes with extra stability and durability added to the style and functionality.
Additionally, the Shoetique is packed with great accessories including lots of Johan Cruyff t-shirts, leather footballs, Cruyff sports bags and weekend bags, socks and sporting books and magazines.
But perhaps what makes this store very special is that the Cruyff Shoetique celebrates the life and times of the soccer legend Johan Cruyff, showcasing his football career and lifestyle. Johan Cruyff was known as the ‘First Dandy of Football.’
Stretching over two floors, the top floor pays tribute to Cruyff’s career in the 70’s and 80’s while the ground floor is a replica of the changing rooms at the Amsterdam Olympic stadium where the Cruyff Sports is presented. You can happily browse through the Shoetique, taking in the many photos and memorabilia and soaking up the unique museum-like atmosphere.
Charmingly located in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district, the Cruyff Classics team invite you to drop by and enjoy the experience!
Mon to Wed 11.00 - 18.00; Thurs 11.00 – 21.00; Fri & Sat: 11.00 – 18.00