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Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness (of both Guinness World Record and the Dublin-brewed dark ale fame) established the Scarpa footwear company in the late 1930s, in order to give a future to skilled Italian craftsmen in leather processing. Translated from its Italian acronym, S.C.A.R.P.A stands for Association of Footwear Manufacturers from the area of Asolo.
By the mid-1950s, three brothers hired by Scarpa were able to take ownership, and brought the traditions of their land, their culture, and their beliefs into the business. After an Italian-American in Boston showcased the quality of his footwear to his coworkers, the North American market opened up, and production went from 10,000 pairs to 120,000 pairs within 5 short years.
Combining the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship with intelligent design, Scarpa footwear is expertly manufactured using a blend of traditional and innovative techniques. Scarpa excel in producing waterproof boots constructed of full grain leather - as well as suede/synthetic combinations - with GORE-TEX® waterproofing. Other technological advancements include the Telemark system (allowing plastic ski boots to flex), and Sock Fit (a one-piece tongue+flex point+collar).