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La Sportiva was born in 1928

when Narciso Delladio hand-crafted wooden leather boots for many lumber-jacks and farmers of the Fassa and Fiemme valleys (Dolomites, Italy). After the war, the demand for boots increased obliging Narciso to hire new workers: the good name of "Calzoleria Sportiva" crossed the boarders of the valleys. Starting from here the La Sportiva’s history continued to grow. Now the firm produces in Fiemme Valley boots and shoes for all kind of outdoor activities from climbing and mountain, categories in which La Sportiva has the market leadership, to mountain running, trekking and the skimountaineerging market. Recently the company entered in the skimountaineering segment and in the apparel market with a complete selection of technical clothes for running, skimountaineering and climbing. La Sportiva who produces mainly in his headquarter at Ziano di Fiemme, is distributed in more then 70 countries worldwide.

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Trail Running Shoes - also good for walkers and climbers

Not just for running, trail shoes are the most versatile of footwear, and prove ideal for both hillwalking and crag approaches too. Lighter and more forgiving than a walking boot, they also beat approach shoes for all day comfort, and grip on grass and mud. In this group test we're looking for the best all-rounders.


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the highlights of what we saw. 

La Sportiva TC Pro

With its high top design and stiffer feel, you might assume the TC Pro is too much of a big wall specialist to be of much interest to the average UK climber; but that's where you'd be wrong. Rob Greenwood's preconceptions are well and truly smashed by this versatile and...

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood,...

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from this brand

La Sportiva launches UK recycling programme

A new recycling programme has been launched in the UK by La Sportiva, aiming to provide an easy way for people to recycle footwear and clothing when it reaches the end of its life.

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing...

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

The Jackal is a mountain running shoe dedicated to off-road running over ultra distances

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of La Sportiva Kubos

Work on your all-round indoor game with the Kubo's, a classic training shoe and perfect for beginners.

Article From Climbing Gear to Medical PPE: Outdoor Brands Support Frontline Workers against COV

As transport, shipping restrictions and national lockdowns were enforced globally one after the other in March, many manufacturing lines ground to a halt. Outdoor gear suppliers were hit with the double whammy of...

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of La Sportiva Testarossa

Win a pair of the new La Sportiva Testarossa

Skills Handholds and Grip Technique - Part 1

Neil Gresham gets to grips with handholds: Page-one of climbing technique is making the best use of the holds, and this became...

Skills Toe-Hooking and Clamping

Neil Gresham continues his technique series and the theme of footwork, taking an in-depth look at toe-hooking.

Competition WINNER - La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme

La Sportiva boots have been the benchmark for all mountain lovers since 1928, made with materials distinguished by...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 pairs of La Sportiva Rock Shoes

In this competition La Sportiva are offering your choice of rock shoe from the range (stock dependent)...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 pairs of Women's La Sportiva Rock Shoes

Skills Technique - Choosing your footwear


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