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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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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 Raptor Mid GTX arguably gives you the best of both worlds, says Dan Bailey. For lightweight backpacking, long summer hill days and boggy crag approaches, it's a real winner. 


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Latest Reviews

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Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a d...

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in its class, the TX Guide may be the most mountain-worthy approach shoe on the market, if - and it's a big if - you can get on with...

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed...

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...

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

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,...


Latest News

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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 u...

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 and...

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...

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 - 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...


Articles

Articles featuring this brand

Competition 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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