The Ash footwear company was founded in 2001 to manufacture designer shoes, boots and sportswear items. Established in Italy by the entrepreneurial Patrick Ithier, who was in fact a French designer, very soon Ash Footwear rose to become a source of fresh footwear creations, year on year. The essence of Ash Footwear's footwear philosophy is to take an innovative approach with a readiness to think fresh and strive for originality.