Calzados FAL S.A. was founded in 1965 in the town of Arnedo in Spain’s La Rioja region and is now a leading company in manufacturing footwear and marketing its products internationally.

All its products are designed and manufactured with the most technologically advanced materials: GORE-TEX®, Coolmax®, BOA® System, Vibram®, etc. Quality, innovation and a restless search for improvement and expansion to new markets are the constant characteristics of Calzados FAL. But most important of all is its desire to satisfy all of its customers. For that reason they are offered a final 24-hour delivery service which has led to it deservedly becoming the brand that is most appreciated by the specialist trade. Moreover, Calzados FAL takes part in the most important national and international footwear trade fairs.

The premises of Calzados FAL are located in Arnedo, La Rioja but its marketing and distribution network covers all of Spain.

The company’s permanent expansion means that its products enjoy a worldwide presence.



    In this department Calzados FAL does the work of modelling, design and optimisation of resources, making use of the new technologies applied to the footwear sector. As well as its own designers and modellists, the company works with an external design department consisting of professionals from different countries who act a consultants in this field.
    The design of all Calzados FAL models takes into account podometric and biomechanical aspects in the shapes and materials of the uppers, insoles and soles. High-technology materials used, selecting the most suitable with regard to the uses to which the different models will be put.

    All the production process is subject to the strictest quality controls, a key concept in the company’s philosophy. In this field, the control laboratory is a fundamental element. This is where the most rigorous tests are performed on the primary materials (leathers, laces, textile materials, insoles, soles) and on the finished product.

    With its sophisticated equipment, the Calzados FAL laboratory is capable of rigorously performing a large number of tests based on international standards, which the wide range of materials undergo depending on their characteristics, their functions and the location of each component in the final product.

         - Tests on leather.

         - Tests on laces.

         - Tests on textile materials.

         - Tests on soles.

         - Tests on safety toecaps.

         - Tests on the complete shoe.


    Calzados FAL, S.A. has obtained the ISO 9001 certification, which ratifies that all the production process have implemented the “Quality System”, which certifies the process relating to production, purchasing from suppliers, quality tests and controls, handling, storage, packaging, storage, delivery to customers, the training of the employees and the after-sale service. This recognition endorses the company’s philosophy, which has inspired the company ever since its foundation in Arnedo to manufacture quality products and provide efficient services.

    In addition to that, FAL has also implemented and certified an Environmental Management System in accordance with regulation UNE-IN ISO 1400. The implementation of ISO 14001 makes it possible to define the most significant environmental aspects and impacts of the company, to set goals and targets for environmental improvement, to set up programmes in this area, and to define the policy of the organisation towards the Environment. It is evidence of the company’s commitment to its surroundings and to the conservation of natural resources.


    FAL has also implemented the OHSAS 18001 certification, which consists in voluntary standard that sets the requirements for evaluating and certifying the management system for health and safety in the workplace.


    In 2012 FAL took a further step forward in its commitment to the environment and obtained the “Controlled CO2 Carbon Footprint” certification from the Spanish standards agency AENOR, which is a voluntary standard for implementing a strategy for the reduction and/or compensation of CO2 emissions and for its commitment to the environment. AENOR’s CONTROLLED CARBON FOOTPRINT – CO2 certification of is the perfect tool for designing a suitable policy towards the environment in companies that seek to improve continually.


    The ISO 27001 Information Security System, guarantees the protection of the information assets of FAL Calzados de Seguridad that supports the design and production of the safety, protection and working footwear for professional use and for the defence sector. The information is protected against unauthorised access, and loss of availability, confidentiality and integrity.


    In the R&D&I area FAL is associated with INESCOP (Instituto Tecnológico del Calzado y Conexas) and has prestigious collaborators such as the IBV (Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia) and the Centro Tecnológico GAIKER.


    The projects are endorsed by the MINER through the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial) and have been great marketing successes.

    The experience accumulated in manufacturing is expanded by the activity of the R&D&I (Research, Development and Innovation) department, which is responsible for the development of innovative products. This activity has borne fruit with products that place FAL in the forefront of the European footwear sector, working with the most important technological institutes in Spain.

In order to be sure of offering the highest quality in its products, Calzados FAL has an important R&D&I area made up of different departments.

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The shoes and boots that are manufactured by Calzados FAL enjoy high prestige in countries of the five continents, standing out for their high quality and for the company’s commitment to research and technology. They are pioneering and innovative products created by people with a lifetime of experience as part of the great family of Calzados FAL.






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