Since the 1960's Tecnica has made high-quality boots, skis, footwear, apparel, and accessories. Based in Treviso, Italy Tecnica prides itself in manufacturing the highest quality gear for mountain enthusiasts. They have built a strong reputation for narrow lasted race boots and more recently their Zero G line for ski touring. Utilizing lighter-weight plastics and the engineering prowess of top mountaineers around the world they are able to produce some pretty hard-charging boots. To help further their technology and skiing prowess they acquired the Austrian ski company Blizzard back in 2006.