Salewa is a company founded in Munich in 1935, specialising in the production of leather and fabric articles, as well as being the first to produce backpacks with frames made of steel tubes and ski poles made from the wood of hazelnut trees. In the winter of 1952, thanks to the growing demand for ski poles, Salewa entered the sports market.

Their assertion in the mountaineering sector happened in 1955 with the Andean expedition on the Cordillera Blanca sponsored by Salewa. Ice equipment, ice axes and crampons became part of Salewa's range of mountaineering products. In 1962, a fully adjustable lightweight crampon was conceived and manufactured and Salewa affirmed its supremacy for the first time in the field of mountain and outdoor equipment. 1978 marked a great change: the range of products was expanded with the production of functional clothing. In 1979, Salewa grouped all its products under one single logo: branded with the Salewa eagle, godmother of the unparalleled quality of their products.

After the birth of Salewa in Austria in 1982, an international structure and a dense distribution network of products was created throughout Europe, in the United States, in Japan and even in New Zealand. The Italian importer Heiner Oberrauch of the Oberalp group acquired the Salewa brand, leading it to success.

With the start of the new millennium, the Salewa brand entered a new dimension, as shown by the creation of its own group of athletes and the Salewa alpineXtrem international team, in addition to the constant development and improvement of its main products.

In the winter of 2009-2010, the brand launched a line of clothing, with the aim of establishing itself in the world markets: alpineXtrem Pro, designed by and for professionals, for extreme, daily and professional use in the mountains.

In 2011 Pomoca, the leading Swiss manufacturer of ski skins, joined the Salewa group of brands at the beginning of the year, reinforcing their role as market leader in cross-country skiing. The merger of these two traditional companies and family management was a clear sign that the concepts of security, trust and reliability in the mountain would continue to be reinforced in the future.

In 2012 Wild Country became a part of the Group, meaning the South-Tyrolean company specialising in mountain sports and the leading British manufacturer of rock climbing equipment sealed a new synergy of expertise in this discipline. The name Salewa has been synonymous with alpine specialisation for more than 75 years. The acquisition of Wild Country allows the mountain sports brand to incorporate the deep expertise of the British company in the world of climbing, in addition to its many years of experience in mountain sports.

Opinions featured in Salewa

Salewa MS Alp Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Blue Orange
Great fit, Great value!
It looks like very good quality - I am a little concerned about the upper lace loops which now seem to be made of plastic vs my current boots which are metal, but we will see! The fit feels just like my other Salewas (hiking as well as climbing).
Salewa MTN Trainer Lite Hiking Shoes Blue Black Green
Brilliant product
Great approach shoes
Salewa Rapace GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Red Orange
Great product / well made
1st day wearing them. 12 hr shift. 6 days a week. Break them in in no time
Salewa Pedroc Cargo 3 Durastretch Shorts Black Women
Good experience with the Salewa brand.
We have good experience with the Salewa brand and the Salewa Pedroc Cargo 3 Durastretch Black Women shorts are very well made.
Salewa Wildfire GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes Green
Very comfortable , looks great shame I didn’t buy another per
The quality is amazing and I can’t wait to use them on my next climb
Salewa Dropline Hiking Shoes Blue Lime Green
Great quality
I can recommended fir other sports
Salewa Rapace GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black
Salewa rapace GTX
100% experience.
Salewa MS Crow GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Red
Fantastic quality
My new boots have exceeded my expectations for fit, appearance and ease to get on
Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Blue Grey Women
A great hiking shoe
Bought this for my wife as an alternative for medium-difficulty hikes, and it's so far holding up perfectly. The shoe fits well (she sized up a bit, though), and looks stylish, too. Strongly recommend!
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Orange
Awesome Boots!
I work as an arborist and these boots are great to climb and work on the ground in. Very lightweight, waterproof and durable. I also use them when I’m fishing from land. I will continue to buy these boots until I find something better. Frank, South Florida
Salewa MTN Trainer Lite GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes Turquoise Green Women
Very good shoe
I have another pair of Salewa hiking shoes, loved them so much I wanted a lighter pair for summer. The fit was the same , my only complaint is the insole doesn’t support my arch quite as well as in my other pair. I just need to put another insole in to solve this very small issue.
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Grey Red Black
The best shoes by far I highly recommend this for climbing trees
Salewa Wildfire Edge Hiking Shoes Blue Lime Green Black
super perfecy
super perfect
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Orange
Excellent Boot
Met all requirements and more.
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Pink Women
Great boot
Very pleased with this purchase a great boot

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