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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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ISPO 2020 montage  © UKC/UKH Gear

ISPO 2020 - Best in Show

The first major trade show of the new decade brought the world's outdoor industry to Munich in an annual pageant of product fondling and hobnobbing. Here are some of our highlights...


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Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Shoes

More than just a trail running shoe, the Kaptiva can cope with most of what the UK hills can throw at it, says Bridget Collier.

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb...

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...


Latest News

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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 with high dynamism allows the Theory to have unprecedented pedidextarity and reactivity on holds. The Solution Comp is a softer an...

La Sportiva Jackal - Mountain Running Shoe

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

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

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 usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

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...

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Rock Shoes and Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

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,...


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The Italian factory has switched from footwear to PPE  © La Sportiva

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 economic and logistical adversi...

Testarossa thumbnail  © La Sportiva
Testarossa thumbnail  © La Sportiva

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of La Sportiva Testarossa

Win a pair of the new La Sportiva Testarossa

he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC
he drag/open grip is useful but less effective  © Nick Brown - UKC

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 apparent when we looked at footwork earlier in this series. Climbers have a habit of analysing footwork but we often take it for...

Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham - Moving Sideways 1  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Toe-Hooking and Clamping

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

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme  © La Sportiva
La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme  © La Sportiva

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)...

Volumes are 'heel-hook magnets'.  © Nick Brown - UKC
Volumes are 'heel-hook magnets'.  © Nick Brown - UKC

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.

Paige Claassen climbing in Mallorca, during the filming of \'Slaydies\'  © La Sportiva
Paige Claassen climbing in Mallorca, during the filming of \'Slaydies\'  © La Sportiva

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

Smedging on a tiny screw-on.   © Nick Brown - UKC
Smedging on a tiny screw-on.   © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Technique - Use of the Toe

Neil Gresham Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC
Neil Gresham Footwear  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills Technique - Choosing your footwear

Always make a conscious effort to be strict with form, especially when it comes to placing your feet.  © UKC
Always make a conscious effort to be strict with form, especially when it comes to placing your feet.  © UKC

Skills Technique - General approach and long-term development


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