Scarpa have a confusing history page on their website; all word spaghetti, but in short, they make really good outdoor footwear and have done for 80 years.
Scarpa was actually founded by none other than man of many names Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, who also created the Guinness Book of World Records, true story. Scarpa was setup as a community collective of leather workers and cobblers working from the mountainous town of Asolo in northern Italy. In 1956 the Parisotto brothers acquired the Scarpa business, where Luigi Parisotto had started his apprenticeship at the age of 11. Thanks to their quality and craftsmanship Scarpa have long since developed a world-renowned reputation and continue to push the boundaries of serious forward-thinking outdoor footwear.