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BRIXIA

Latin is an ancient and noble language whose use marked the pinnacle of classical literature. Brixia means Brescia in Latin, which is the city in northern Italy where the company was founded and rose to prominence in the ski and mountaineering footwear market. Just like the origins of the language of its name, the brand would become synonymous with excellence and exclusivity. The term Brixia also has a Celtic origin: it means “top” or “summit”. Challenging trails and ascents have been a recurring theme throughout the brand’s history.


VITA / SINE PROPOSITO / VAGA EST / LIFE / WITHOUT A PURPOSE / IS WANDERING

HISTORY

Founded in Brescia in 1911, the business starts out producing shoes for civilian use. During the upheaval of the two world wars, it begins to manufacture mountaineering boots for the army, demonstrating the durability of its products.


Its history unfolds in tandem with the greatest achievements in mountaineering and the alpinists who made many epic first ascents. Such greats as Giovanni Rusconi, Riccardo Cassin, and Cesare Maestri, much coveted memories, forming a list which grows ever longer, culminating with conquest of the north face of K2.


The company’s close ties with the local area are one of its founding values, which is consolidated through the production of leather shoes in Brescia. Meanwhile Italy’s Veneto region becomes the cradle of ski boot manufacturing.


In 1982, Brixia acquires the Munari brand and patents, followed in 1989 by the acquisition of San Marco International – two major sporting footwear companies based in Montebelluna in the province of Treviso with long traditions in the production of mountaineering and ski boots. The company enjoys mercurial growth and its markets expand thanks to the technological boost provided by the acquired brands.


However, globalization and the associated worldwide marketing of products soon makes it necessary to change the business’s organizational and distribution structure, along with the need to reposition products on the market. In 1990, Brixia decides to join HTM, an international group already present on the market with the ski brand Head and ski binding brand Tyrolia.


BRIXIA TODAY

Today, the business’s history is marked by the brand’s re-acquisition by one of the direct descendants of the founder's family, Marco Foglio. Marco’s task is to start the next great chapter in the storied history of Brixia. Another challenge has begun: to conquer another major summit – the summit of style, with a new, unique line of products. Iconic models crafted from modern materials featuring all-new designs, whilst preserving the heritage of traditional craftsmanship. Technical products with a high fashion content, which embody our successful history and our ambitions for tomorrow. With this line, tradition is firmly blended with the future to give life to a footwear selection that’s as precious as a jewel. Perfect for those who appreciate the true meaning of elegance and a signature look that boasts fine detailing.

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VITA SINE PROPOSITO VAGA EST

The DNA of every business is marked by the challenges it sets itself.

At Brixia, we make Seneca's words our own to embark on a new challenge, to scale new heights, to rediscover the prestige and glory of the past, tempered by the expertise acquired over time, our strong identity forged by our long heritage, and an idealism shaped by the greats from the world mountaineering.


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