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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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Featured Review

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?


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Latest Reviews

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La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley. The best of both worlds?

Trail Running Shoes

Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking - trail shoes have a lot of uses. Eight models go head to head here.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX

One of the lighter models in the popular Trango range, the Trango Tower GTX makes a superb boot for UK scrambling days, says Tom Ripley

La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX

A winterised big sister to La Sportiva's Trango Cube GTX, the Trango Ice Cube GTX is impressively light for a technical ice and...

La Sportiva Otaki and Skwama

Though these two climbing shoes are built on the same last, they could hardly be more different in use, says Rob Greenwood.

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to...

Approach Shoes

The UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with good grip, dry...


Latest News

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OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and exciting new products and in this roundup you can see some of the best products in the rock shoes and footwear category:

ISPO 2018 - Final Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Munich: ISPO 2018. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations.

OutDoor 2017 - Climbing Gear and Rock Shoes

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in climbing gear and rock...

OutDoor 2016 - New Rock Shoes and Footwear

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video...

Dave MacLeod signs for La Sportiva

Lyon Equipment has announced that top British climber Dave MacLeod is signing as an ambassador for La Sportiva...

OutDoor 2015 - What's New? Footwear Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of rock...

La Sportiva Winter Bouldering League

The La Sportiva Winter Bouldering Leagues return for another season  of fantastic,friendly and fun indoor climbing...


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Competition
WINNERLa Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme

La Sportiva boots have been the benchmark for all mountain lovers since 1928, made with materials distinguished by reliability, technical performance and sturdiness with state of the art of technology applied to new boot design.

Competition

Competition WINNERSWin 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) including Futura, Skwama, Otaki, Solution, Miura and Katana. Simply answer the question below to win.

Skills

Skills Technique - Heel Hooking

Neil Gresham takes a look at another fundamental weapon in the climbing armoury: the heel hook. With guest coach - Louis Parkinson.

Competition

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 2 pairs of Women's La Sportiva Rock Shoes

The women's rock shoe collection from La Sportiva is the perfect solution whether you climb in the...

Skills

Skills Technique - Use of the Toe

In this article, Neil Gresham examines the main ways to use the toe. Most will know the basic definitions, so instead he focusses on common...

Skills

Skills Technique - Choosing your footwear

You can study footwork all you like, but if you have the wrong shoes you can never hope to get the most from your feet. Forget the...

Skills

Skills Technique - General approach and long-term development

Technique is the essence of climbing. It is thanks to the magic powers of movement that skilful women frequently...

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 3 pairs of La Sportiva Rock Shoes

Competition WINNERSWin Your Choice Of La Sportiva Rock Shoes

Competition WINNERSWin 1 of 2 Pairs Of La Sportiva S-Heel Ro

Competition WINNERWin A Pair Of New La Sportiva S-Heel Rock


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