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About SCARPA

No matter where your adventures take you, SCARPA footwear is proud to take you there with the comfort and high-performance construction you rely on.

Latest SCARPA customer reviews
Perfect for hiking!
Kailash GTX Review:
Very comfortable and durable. Great for rocky soil.
Second pair, plan to keep buying
Mojito Review:
This is my second pair of Mojitos, and I'll be buying a third. The uppers resist staining and discoloration, the soles are nicely grippy, and they're nice and light--good if you walk as much as I do. One star off because the laces seem a little shorter than my last pair.
I love this shoe
Mojito Review:
I am really impressed with this shoe. Attractive styling that I haven't found elsewhere and extremely comfortable - my first wearing was all day and the was no discomfort.
Instant fit.
Zen Pro Review:
Just put these shoes on and start walking. No break-in time. Plus the Vibram soles are exceptionally durable and provide great traction. Love these shoes.
urban hiking shoes
Mojito Review:
I walk every day for exercise, and I was suffering from blisters, soft corns, calluses. These shoes stopped all of that. The only reproach I would have is that your feet can get hot in them.

About SCARPA

SCARPA was founded in Asolo, located in the Montebelluna region of Italy, an area long known for its high-quality, handcrafted footwear. SCARPA's mission was to bring together all the best shoemakers in the area in order to manufacture the best footwear. The name "SCARPA" stands for "Società Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima," which translates to the "Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area."

It was immersed in this tradition of craftsmanship and heritage that Luigi Parisotto, who would eventually purchase the company with his brothers and grow it into a family enterprise, first began learning the art of making fine footwear in Italy's Asolo area. Parisotto began learning his craft at age 11 in 1940 and went to work for SCARPA in 1942. From the beginning, Parisotto loved the process of building handcrafted footwear, and in the early 1950s, he operated his own shoe-manufacturing business with his brothers, producing between four and 15 pairs of handmade shoes per day. These were sold to local farmers who sought out shoes that were both comfortable and indestructible.

The brothers moved on to SCARPA, and the business quickly grew under their leadership. The SCARPA company was among the first to recognize the needs of northern Italy's rapidly developing mountaineering and climbing culture, and to develop footwear with features dedicated to those pursuits. Those features, along with the brand's legendary durability and fit, led to many of Italy's early mountaineers using SCARPA shoes.

That pioneering spirit has continued at SCARPA, which has many firsts credited to its name, including being the first to build a GORE-TEX® boot, the first to develop a plastic telemark skiing boot, and introduced in 2007, the first telemark- and alpine touring-compatible boot.

Now, the next generation of Parisottos is continuing SCARPA's pursuit of innovative mountain footwear. Sandro, Piero, Davide, Cristina and Andrea Parisotto continue to lead the company to produce the finest footwear for hiking, mountaineering, climbing and skiing.