DESCENTE was founded by Mr. TAKEO ISHIMOTO in Japan in 1935. “Descente” is a French word, meaning “downhill skiing”. The Descente signature arrow logo – known as the “Spirit Mark” – represents the basic skiing techniques of “schuss”, “traverse” and “sideslip”. It stands for Descente’s dominance in the ski industry and symbolizes the bold spirit of DESCENTE – aimed to apply superb craftsmanship, functional yet simple aesthetics and innovative technology on our products.
DESCENTE stands for performance and excellence. From award winning designs, to conception, we incorporate cutting edge technology, fabric, quality and a fit that is second to none. For over 80 years, DESCENTE has led the sports industry in expertise, functionality and innovation and outfitted millions of athletes.