SCARPA is passionate about our sports; passionate about boot making; passionate about performance.

SCARPA is a family-owned company that began in 1938 in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains, Northern Italy. The Asolo area is long known for its quality, handcrafted footwear. Our mission was to bring together the best shoemakers to make the best footwear anywhere.

Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA. The company was among the first to recognize the needs of northern Italy’s rapidly developing mountaineering and climbing culture. We developed footwear with features dedicated to those pursuits. Along with the brand’s legendary durability and fit, those features led to many of Italy’s early mountaineers using SCARPA shoes.

SCARPA has many firsts to its name, continuing to innovate through the 1970s. As well as developing the popular Rally boot for alpine skiing, we pioneered an early high-altitude plastic boot for mountaineering. We were also the first to build a Gore-Tex boot and the first to develop a plastic telemark skiing boot. In 2007 SCARPA introduced the first telemark and alpine touring compatible boot.

Sustainability has always guided our way of doing business and this is reflected in our Green Manifesto.  The ongoing GREEN LAB effort is dedicated to experimenting with the most innovative sustainable solutions and designs. We work together with selected partners with whom we share a common goal to improve our environmental impact, without sacrificing any performance. We respect mountains, nature and future generations, which is why our design considers the entire life cycle of products, with the aim of creating a circular alternative for the end-of-life of a product.

Now, the next generation of the Parisotto family continues to produce the finest footwear for mountaineering, trekking, hiking, alpine running, climbing, and skiing.

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