Garmont technical sponsor of the European Association of the Francigene Ways
Garmont and AEVF united by a passion for walking and a desire to go beyond the boundaries of the ordinary.
Pilgrimage has always been a rediscovery of the essential. When embarking on a journey, the first thought when preparing the backpack is not “what do I bring?”, but “what can I leave at home?”. So you focus on the essential and expect the most from each accessory.
Lightness, comfort and performance are essential characteristics for the pilgrim who travels hundreds of kilometers. AEVF has always taken care to provide its walkers with all the useful information and, among these, one is undoubtedly more essential than the others: which shoes to wear.
Shoes, boots, boots. Every walk is different, every pilgrim has his own needs, but they all share one condition: absolute quality. From these premises it was born an agreement with Garmont: official technical sponsor AEVF.
The company of Vedelago (TV) is famous for its high performance shoes for mountaineering, hiking and other outdoor activities. For every person who loves the active side of life, Garmont develops innovative and quality products characterized by its technological DNA.
Garmont has always been committed to the creation of footwear that can withstand the most challenging adventures, as can be the long journey of the Via Francigena: the ancient road that for thousands of years leads pilgrims to Rome along the historic route traced by Archbishop Sigeric, who left Canterbury and arrived on foot to the Eternal City. Today the official route measures over 3,200 km through England, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Garmont’s motto “Stay Wild” well embodies some of the principles of AEVF, such as the desire and the ability to cross the limits of one’s ordinary, the aspiration to overcome physical, mental and psychological boundaries. For all those who love the active side of life and share a passion for walking, Garmont develops innovative high quality footwear, characterized by technologies designed to give an extra edge in achieving their goals.
The company is also particularly attentive to issues of social responsibility and the conscious exploitation of resources and supports important international missions to protect wildlife. All philosophies that AEVF shares without reservation and that have been important in the choice of the technical partner.