Since the arrival of legendary rock shoe designer Heinz Mariacher at Scarpa six years ago, the world renowned technical outdoor footwear brand has continued to attract an ever growing number of world class athletes to its global team.
The quantity and sheer quality of recent ambassadors joining the brand is an ever growing testimonial to the world class product being hand crafted 100% in Italy under the most stringent of quality and performance controls.
So far in 2014 the brand has added Alex Puccio ( USA), Daila Ojeda ( Spain), Gareth Parry and Ed Hammer (UK) to its ever expanding rock team. Adding these names alongside the likes of Johanna Ernst (Austria), Christian Core (Italy), Christian Brenna (Italy), Maja Vidmar (Slovenia), Jernej Kruder (Slovenia), Domen Skofic (Slovenia), Gautier Supper (France), Loic Gaidioz (France), Dave Macleod (UK), Dan Varian (UK), Cedric Lachat (Swiss), Nina Caprez (Swiss) to name but a few, gives the Italian brand globally some of the highest profile and quality ambassadors in the rock shoe market today.
Puccio and Ojeda are names that need little introduction on the climbing stage. Both women have set the highest standards in their sport. Puccio, currently resides in US, has travelled extensively in Europe and competes at a world class level on the bouldering competition circuit and often transfers those talents to world class scenes outside. Ojeda has been at the forefront of European female sport climbing in recent years. The UK team addition of Parry to a multi-faceted role, including UK team manager, has resulted in the recent recruitment of Ed Hammer, one of the brightest young talents on the international competition and sport climbing circuit.
Scarpa recently launched its new AW14 climbing shoes collection including two striking new designs from Heinz Mariacher, including the new Booster S. This featherweight shoe, delivers unbelievable power to weight ratio & is equipped with the new TR3 Active tensioning technology alongside a host of additional features that are sure to make it a firm favourite of Scarpa's athlete team and the brands ever growing loyal consumer base.