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Un’arte antica, la nostra, tramandata di padre in figlio

The voice of the mountain

"I was born here in the heart of Lessinia and since I was a small child, I have loved the dawns and sunsets; the beauty and the secrets of the neighbouring mountains. Look, I am the one on the left in the old picture. Even as a young boy I began the craft that had been my father’s, learning the artisan rules and the secrets of the materials. It was my passion to create and the first mountain shoes I crafted, I tested myself, throughout the woods and paths of my beloved mountains."

The voice of the mountain

Nello Grossule remembers with these words. In 1937, he began learning the age-old trade of the shoemaker and by crafting his first pair of mountaineering boots, at the beginning for himself, but eventually for many of the inhabitants of the village, he furthered this passion.

The big step

The appreciation for the care and enthusiasm for the products he created convinced him that quality was the key to his success. In the early 1950s he poured his life’s earnings into the investment of equipment and a few select craftsmen and began manufacturing in his small work shop.

The big step
From the experience to a brand

From the experience to a brand

With increasing experience, Nello elaborated innovative working techniques and he devoted himself to the research of improving materials, especially the leather that he personally selects, even today. 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”.

Family passion

At the present time the trade is carried out by Nello’s sons Fabio and Mario Grossule, in these years they have been able to match practice experience with scientific research as their father did.

Family passion
We are in good hands

We are in good hands

Our hands continue to be precious today, together with the technology that becomes fundamental in different steps of realization.

From us, to you

Today Gronell is an international brand. Our -commerce allows us to deliver shoes to your home, without intermediate steps.

From us, to you

Factory Store

If you stay in Italy, also you can visit our Factory stores: Location San Rocco di Piegara (Verona)
Borgata S. Croce, 38, 37028

Verona
Via Ponte Nuovo, 3, 37121

Or you can find us in numerous specialized stores throughout Italy

Artisan passion, Italian tradition.

Ours is a story that begins a long time ago, but that still today is made of love for the mountain and patient dexterity.

Our story