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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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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 technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.


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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 complement each other well, says Penny Orr, since they have the same fit but perform quite differently.

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 should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

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 caught our attention in particular...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

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...

TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley
TX2 montage  © Tom Ripley

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....

Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear
Trail shoes montage  © UKC Gear

Trail Running Shoes

Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking - trail shoes...

Trango Tower montage  © UKC Gear
Trango Tower montage  © UKC Gear

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...


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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 off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

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 roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

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, 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 Final Report  © UKC
ISPO Final Report  © UKC

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...

OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2018  © UKClimbing

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...

OutDoor 2016 Montage  © UKClimbing
OutDoor 2016 Montage  © UKClimbing

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 making the most of a challenging injury  © Chris Prescott/Hot Aches Productions
Dave MacLeod making the most of a challenging injury  © Chris Prescott/Hot Aches Productions

Dave MacLeod signs for La Sportiva

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


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

Skills Handholds and Grip Technique

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 tak...

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 reliability, technical performance and sturdiness with state of the art of technology applied to new boot design.

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

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

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

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...

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

Skwama square  © Lyon Outdoor
Skwama square  © Lyon Outdoor

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

la sportiva logo  © La Sportiva
la sportiva logo  © La Sportiva

Competition WINNERS - Win Your Choice Of La Sportiva Rock Shoes


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