In 1937 Nello Grossule began learning the age-old trade of the shoemaker by crafting his first pair of mountaineering boots. At first, just for himself, but soon for many other villagers. In the early 1950's he poured his life's earnings into the investment of equipment and a few select craftsmen and began manufacturing in his small workshop. As the years passed, his boots became recognized all over Italy because of their extraordinary strength and comfort. He hired additional skilled craftsmen and created his trademark “Gronell.” Now, the trade is carried out by Nello’s sons Fabio and Mario Grossule.