Our History

A history over 65 years

Calzaturificio Frau Spa, founded in 1952, manufactures men’s and women’s shoes in Italy, featuring quality characteristics that give style and functionality to the product. Search for the very best materials, design and thorough knowledge of shoemaking techniques are behind the market success of the Company.

Shoemaking tradition is expressed in handcrafted details that wed with innovative construction techniques, highlighting the brand’s philosophy and Italian character. Manufacturing is carried out in factories located in the province of Verona, one of the main shoemaking districts in Italy.
Today Frau remains a family-run business, headed by the second generation that continues to support Made in Italy with commitment and enthusiasm, that aims at economically sustainable and enduring growth and that is a member of a community settled in a territory that shares its values.

Our Path

1952

1952

Renzo d'Arcano established Calzaturificio Frau in Torino and started the shoes production.

1966

1966

Calzaturificio Frau moved to San Giovanni Ilarione (Verona), in the heart of an important footwear district, near Verona.

1977

1977

Calzaturificio Frau built a second factory near San Giovanni Ilarione to produce its iconic model, the desert boot.

1980

1980

Frau asserts itself as comfortable shoes brand, characterized by a strong handmade content and by great value for money.

2000

2000

The first Frau store is opened. The monobrand stores flank the wide multibrand distribution.

2014

2014

Frau collection become purchasable from all over the world.

2018

2018

In order to increase its international presence, Frau presented, for the first time from 1952, its collection at Micam (Milan).

Craftsmanship and innovation

From 1952, craftsmanship and innovation come together in our made in Italy shoes.