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WEIGHT REFERENCE: 220g; 7.8oz (1/2 pair size 40)
UPPER: Microsuede with soft-touch backing
MIDSOLE: Talyn 1.5mm
OUTSOLE: Vibram® XS Grip2 (3.5mm)
LAST: FK - Slightly Downturned, Slightly Asymenetric
PROFILE: Moderately Downturned
SYMMETRY: Slightly Asymmetric
PRIMARY MATERIAL: Synthetic
SOLE RUBBER: Vibram® XS Grip2
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.