Founded in 1978 in Montegranaro, the very heart of one of the first and most important footwear districts in Italy, Romit has been created thanks to the initiative of the brothers Enrico and Giovanni Ciccola, Bruno and Otello Romitelli, who wanted to start their entrepreneurial pathway. The humble origins and values in common are the binding elements of this adventure becoming, in a few years, a distinguished industrial enterprise.
Based on its strong innovative and international attitude, the company aims immediately at the top, and nowadays it represents the perfect union of industry and craftsmanship, with an average production capacity of 800 pairs of shoes a day, made in compliance with the most rigorous and traditional criteria of craftsmanship quality.
The footwear production activity in Marche became industrial at the end of the 19th century, but the phenomenon has deep historical and cultural roots. The origins of the Marche footwear production district can be dated back to the 15th century, when little craftsman workshops were already known beyond the regional confines. The towns involved at that time were Montegranaro, Monte Urano, Monte San Giusto and Sant’Elpidio a Mare and they later influenced the areas nearby, both in North and in South.
The initial production was the one of the Chiochiere, namely slippers made of fabric or leather, with no heel and with a light horsehide sole. The shoes production at industrial level began to develop only in the 20th century between the two world wars, when shoemaking masters activities started developing in a larger footwear production area, district-alike, in the territories of Fermo and Macerata.