The Italian shoe company Vittoria holds true to it’s roots as they are still manufacturing their shoes in their 1,000 square meter facility in Vigliano Biellese, Italy.
Founded in 1976 by Celestino Vercelli following his professional racing career, the brand was born and is still currently run by him and his son today. Fast forward 10 years after inception and Stephen Roche took his Vittoria shoes to victory during the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and World Championships. During 1998 Marco Pantani pulled off the stunning feat of overall victories in the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the same season while wearing Vittoria’s.
Today the Italian brand is still innovating with their latest Vela shoe. Speaking of innovation, we spotted a shoe with a device similar to the Boa system which Vittoria made back in 1992 which possibly came a little early for the market back then.