1929: Giuseppe Zamberlan, a cobbler who lived and worked at the foot of the Little Dolomites, was in love with the mountains and his passion led him to support the revolutionary ideas of Vitale Bramani (Vibram®). Outsoles made of leather and iron studs were replaced by rubber outsoles.
1967: FUJIYAMA was developed for the Japanese market and 40 years later this item is still in production, with some updated components.
1970: Emilio took his father’s place and gradually went from being a respected local manufacturer to becoming a national and international supplier, supported in all ways and stages by his wife.
1973: The headquarters were moved from Schio to Pievebelvicino, at the foot of the Little Dolomites; in the same year, the first products were exported abroad, mainly to Japan and the UK.
1983: MULTIFLEX and BIFLEX, the new and performing mid-soles, made of light and elastic propylene were introduced. They allow optimal toe off and consistent flex pattern across all sizes.
1984: After much research work, Zamberlan was able to develop HYDROBLOC®, a special technique which makes leather breathable and waterproof.
1985: The first experiments for creating a last suitable for the female foot brought about the launch of LADY LITE, which became a remarkable success.
1986: In collaboration with Vibram®, Zamberlan developed an exclusive sole, BIMESCOL, with double density rubber, which absorbed ground impact like no other outsole had ever done before.
1988: In collaboration with Vibram®, Zamberlan developed an exclusive sole, BIMESCOL, with double density rubber, which absorbed ground impact like no other sole did before.
1989: On March 25th the “Zamberlan Mountainsport” store was opened to the public.
1990:” DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE” became the company’s pay-off: discovering and appreciating the difference Zamberlan boots can make to any adventure.
1992: Zamberlan entered the USA market and with pride begun to supply the main specialty outdoor chain: REI, a reference for the whole industry.
1993: Zamberlan began to produce boots with the famous and totally revolutionary waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane.
1995: Zamberlan developed a special method to apply the rubber rand to the footwear.
1996: The model CIVETTA GT was launched, which proved to be a bestselling product renowned at international level and much appreciated by the public.
1998: Zamberlan initiated its collaboration with Karl Bushby whose plan was to embark on a solo journey around the world, on foot.
1999-2000: The production facility was more than doubled, thanks to project which involved the salvage of the historic Roggia Maestra, the artificial canal that runs under the factory.
2000-2005: In this period, many productions were moved to countries where the workforce is cheaper. Nevertheless, Zamberlan stubbornly kept its production in Torrebelvicino where it continued the “Made in Italy” manufacturing tradition of its top-of-the-range products.
2002: Marco and Maria. the children who have always been somehow involved in the company’s life, started managing the business directly. Their main passions - the mountains and their job - intertwined and grew relentlessly.
2005: Zamberlan started its collaboration with Cristina Castagna, the youngest Italian woman to climb an 8000 m peak.
2006: The premises were renewed combining modern architectural design with traditional materials (stone and wood) that aim to enhance the renewal process that Zamberlan is proudly pursuing. Two spires linked by a Tibetan bridge for climbing in the summertime were added.
2007: On March 24th, the new store was open, which now covers 450 sq. m and offers a huge choice of quality products for mountain and outdoor activities, in addition to Zamberlan boots, of course. The shop is run by Mara, the youngest daughter.
2008: An indoor climbing wall, unique in the area, was built and the AZA association was founded with more than 100 members. This year saw the start of the collaboration with Luca Vuerich, a young and very promising mountaineer, who tests Zamberlan products in the field. Zamberlan covered more than of 40 countries and export sales exceeded 90% of the total business.
2009: Zamberlan celebrated its 80th anniversary! For the occasion, the company sponsored an expedition of 6 mountaineers, including Marco Zamberlan, to climb the Baruntze mountain in Nepal, 7127 m. In the same year the new branch in USA was opened.
2010: Zamberlan received many International prizes, including the OUTDOOR INDUSTRY AWARD 2010 for TOFANE, a model from the new Norwegian Welted construction, and the prestigious BACKPACKER'S GEAR GUIDE 2010.
2011: Grand opening of the new climbing and camping store and of the Zamberlan XXL Climbing Centre, with one of the highest climbing walls in Europe, 20-metre high made of stone - like panels and fibreglass.
2012: The new SPEED HIKING category was launched, a new family of very light, yet hi-tech and performing footwear.
2013: The model 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR won the 2013 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award, the most prestigious award in the outdoor industry, awarded annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and/or performance.
2014: Zamberlan turns 85! To celebrate, Marco Zamberlan led an expedition to Ama Dablam in Nepal, with friends and the Russian Partners Red Fox.
2019: The company celebrated 90 years of history! This year’s projects were very challenging and included the EPIC WOMEN line, designed exclusively for women and their outdoor needs.