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The story of the Parisotto family, the owners of Calzaturificio S.C.A.R.P.A. S.p.A., began in the 1940s, when at the age of eleven Luigi Parisotto --- the fourth of seven brothers --- started work as an apprentice shoemaker in several firms and for several artisans in the famed shoe-making area around Montebelluna in northeast Italy. From the very outset, Luigi loved his work, and for over tens years that enthusiasm buoyed him as he learned the art of shoemaking under the tutorship of a number of skilled craftsmen.
Luigi first came to work at S.C.A.R.P.A. (Societ Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima (Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo mountain area)) in 1942. The company had been founded on 6 August 1938 by Lord Rupert Edward Cecil Iveagh, an English nobleman who owned land in the district encompassing Asolo. Fascinated by the skills demonstrated by local small craft firms which processed leather and hides, the English lord decided to set up a company which would embrace all the best shoemakers in the area, this for the purpose of creating a trademark par excellence, one featuring great productive capacity and serious ambitions on the international level.Our range encompasses footwear from shore to summit and everything in between, and uses the most sophisticated synthetics as well as the best quality leathers: a full 360° vision of mountain adventure. Half a century has passed since we added our experience to SCARPA®'s masterful tradition of making comfortable footwear for outdoor enthusiasts, and our enthusiasm and passion has not faded! Great care is taken to develop products from the best materials and our valued and loyal customers, all over the world, are a testament to our workmanship. It is with great pride that we see our footwear on your feet, and to know that we have given our best efforts to bring you the highest quality. We try hard to achieve the delicate alchemy of quality that distinguishes our shoes in terms of reliability, technicality, fit, durability and suitability.