- YEAR AND PLACE OF ORIGIN: 1955, Italy
- HEAD OFFICE: Montebelluna, the province of Treviso/ Italy
- SPECIALTY: footwear: trekking, trekking – lifestyle, climbing
AKU – an Italian brand specialized in the manufacturing of high quality trekking and outdoor shoes. AKU history is based on many years of gradual development; founded on connection between a prestigious tradition of hand-made footwear manufacturing and development of modern technologies. AKU is known as the first brand that incorporated an innovative technique of lining Gore-Tex® membrane. It led to the creation of fully waterproof shoes. Despite deriving from tradition and local inspirations, AKU believes in active development and aims at strengthening its position in the new outlets, also in Poland. Currently the company owns two large factories in Italy and Romania. They release in the world market more than 200,000 pairs of shoes every year.
More information: http://www.aku.it.