Founded in 1938 and seeped in tradition, SCARPA builds quality, handcrafted footwear and accessories for climbing, skiing, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, trail running and just about anything you want to do on the mountain. Founded and still headquartered in Asolo, Italy, SCARPA stands for Società Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima, which translates to Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area. Born from the mountaineering and climbing culture of the region and dedicated to intertwining innovation and heritage, SCARPA shoes, climbing footwear, boots and gear are famous for quality, fit and durability.
SCARPA footwear has longed been used by top climbers and explorers, traversing the globe from the Himalayas to Antarctica. SCARPA boots are also used by the USA, French, Italian, and Spanish militaries to protect their troops in severe weather. Always pioneers in the industry, SCARPA was the first company to build a Gore-Tex boot, the first to design a plastic telemark skiing boot, and the first to produce a telemark and alpine touring compatible boot.
In 2005 the North American headquarters opened in Boulder, Colorado and continues to produce the finest hiking boots, rock climbing shoes, approach shoes, trail running shoes, mountain climbing shoes, rock climbing gear, and ski boots in the industry. SCARPA is passionate about making the best footwear anywhere, and providing their customers with maximum performance and long lasting durability.
Today, popular models include the Instinct S Climbing Shoes, Force Climbing Shoes, Women's Moraine Trail Shoes, Men's Nangpa-La XCR Hiking Boots, Shaka Alpine Touring Boots, the Typhoon Free Ride Ski Boots, and the TX Comp Telemark Boots. Search Altrec.com for the latest in SCARPA innovation and technology.
For a more detailed history of the SCARPA brand please visit scarpa.com.