Jan Palmen was born on December 29, 1953 in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands.

As a passionate sportsman and certified instructor, Jan Palmen entered the retail business as a store manager at a sports apparel store in the city of Groningen. During this time his love of shoes became his passion.

His passion led Jan to establish his own athletic shoe and apparel store named COACH. Under his leadership, COACH expanded its business to 69 retail outlets located throughout the Netherlands and Germany.

In 2000, Jan Palmen sold COACH and devoted his energy to the development of a premium retail concept focused on shoes and apparel. FOSBURY opened its flagship store in 2001 at Assen and was elected ˝most beautiful store of the Netherlands˝ that same year.

FOSBURY meets the needs of its customers for distinctive quality and style through its premium products for men and women. From its own design studio Jan Palmen develops exclusive shoe and apparel designs for his customers.

It is at this studio that the O’Quirey line of shoes, boots and apparel was born.

O’Quirey shoes are crafted using the Goodyear welted method ensuring an optimal fit. This method ensures the superior quality of the innovative designs.

O’Quirey shoes, boots and apparel are being sold throughout the Netherlands and entered the US market in 2009, followed in 2013 on the China market.

On 10 July 2013 opened O’Quirey his first flagshipstore on the Singel 389 in Amsterdam.

After FOSBURY had closed in July 2015, the second flagshipstore opened at the Utrechtsestraat 25 in Amsterdam on 7 August 2015.

Both O’QUIREY stores are led by the daughter of Jan to know Esther Palmen.

In recent years many new models were designed, especially the popular patchwork shoes of O’Quirey, namely the Milano’s Patchwork and Lady Milano’s Patchwork.

Jan Palmen was born on December 29, 1953 in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands.

As a passionate sportsman and certified instructor, Jan Palmen entered the retail business as a store manager at a sports apparel store in the city of Groningen. During this time his love of shoes became his passion.

His passion led Jan to establish his own athletic shoe and apparel store named COACH. Under his leadership, COACH expanded its business to 69 retail outlets located throughout the Netherlands and Germany.

In 2000, Jan Palmen sold COACH and devoted his energy to the development of a premium retail concept focused on shoes and apparel. FOSBURY opened its flagship store in 2001 at Assen and was elected ˝most beautiful store of the Netherlands˝ that same year.

FOSBURY meets the needs of its customers for distinctive quality and style through its premium products for men and women. From its own design studio Jan Palmen develops exclusive shoe and apparel designs for his customers.

It is at this studio that the O’Quirey line of shoes, boots and apparel was born.

O’Quirey shoes are crafted using the Goodyear welted method ensuring an optimal fit. This method ensures the superior quality of the innovative designs.

O’Quirey shoes, boots and apparel are being sold throughout the Netherlands and entered the US market in 2009, followed in 2013 on the China market.

On 10 July 2013 opened O’Quirey his first flagshipstore on the Singel 389 in Amsterdam.

After FOSBURY had closed in July 2015, the second flagshipstore opened at the Utrechtsestraat 25 in Amsterdam on 7 August 2015.

Both O’QUIREY stores are led by the daughter of Jan to know Esther Palmen.

In recent years many new models were designed, especially the popular patchwork shoes of O’Quirey, namely the Milano’s Patchwork and Lady Milano’s Patchwork.