Son of a shoemaker, Ciro De Pascale started his own footwear company in 1964 in the town of Herculaneum, located in the south of Italy. The company name honors a longtime client from Salerno, a nearby city, who went by the name Alpier. Since 1988 CEO and Ciro’s son, Vito, has been heading the business along with his siblings.
Calpierre specializes in the production of both men and women’s calfskin leather shoes with various hand-finished and antiquing varnishes. The team is made up of 50 staff members including managers, designers, and production workers.
One of their flagships is the Slip Lasting Construction process, which guarantees comfort and lightness. What separates Calpierre from the rest is meticulous care, quality raw materials, and shoe flexibility. They take great pride in their craft, producing shoes that not only look good, but feel good as well.