On a rainy day in 1923, a young shoemaker named Albert Messmer was watching a football match in his hometown of Eppendorf. While watching the match, he noticed that all the players were staying in the muddy areas of the field, and that's when he had an idea. It was a great idea. By the time Albert went to his home workshop, he worked nonstop and in the morning had his first sporting product in hand - FOOTBALL CRAMP Albert, those boots made in Eppendorf's backyard were Hummel's starting point and today, almost 100 years later, Hummel products are available in more than 35 countries. Sold at the point.