The Dolomite story began in 1897 when Joseph Garbuio opened a shoe factory in Northern Italy, aged just 17. Since then the Dolomite brand has continually put itself to the test to improve, innovate and manufacture the finest outdoor footwear while remaining true to their heritage.
The Dolomite brand is associated with some of the biggest successes in sport and mountaineering, including the 1954 Compagnoni and Lacedelli successful ascent of K2.
As well as the 1954 K2 ascent, Dolomite provided boots for the Bonatti-Mauri expedition to Cerro Torre in Patagonia in 1958; the 1960 the successful ascent of Dahulagiri, Himalayas; the 1966 Italian Alpine club Greenland expedition to the 71st parallel; the 1973 Italian expedition to Antarctica; the 1976 ascent of Fitz Roy in Patagonia; in 1993 a new route on Cerro Mocho in Patagonia which was set by Ferruccio and Piergiorgio Vidi, and notably the 2008 Italian expedition to and successful ascent of Everest.
Today Dolomite specialise in high altitude mountaineering boots and trekking footwear, and lead the way in approach and scrambling technology with the excellent and innovative Steinbock range.
Dolomite’s iconic 54 lifestyle footwear offers a fresh new interpretation on outdoor lifestyle footwear inspired by the historic 1954 K2 expedition. With no compromise on quality or materials, this versatile range of shoes and boots evokes the nostalgic feel of the years of the glory years of mountain expeditions.