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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

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.

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

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 mixed climbing boot, says Dan Bailey. This has been a tough season to test winter boots, but he's seen enough to be wowed.

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...

Performance Rock Shoes

We test 8 of the best rock shoes out there - from Five Ten, Scarpa, La Sportiva and Evolv through to Tenaya, Boreal, Edelrid and Rock...

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Boots

Jack Geldard tests out the La Sportiva Nepal Cube boots. In the well known yellow colour, these boots look a lot...

Latest News

These are annoucements direct from this brand

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...


Articles featuring this brand

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 mountains, at the crag or at your local wall. All models feature a high degree of innovation, sensitivity and accuracy.


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 errors and key tips for improvement.


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 mentality that you're not a good climber so you don't need good shoes. It may be the case that you don't climb hard because of your...


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

Starting In the 1920's Narciso Delladio hand-crafted wooden clogs and leather boots for the lumber-jacks and farmers of...


Competition WINNERSWin Your Choice Of La Sportiva Rock Shoes

3 winners can choose their choice of a pair of rock shoes from all currently available UK stock


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

Since the 1970s La Sportiva has been at the forefront of innovation developing features such as toe down rock shoes and...

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

Interview Marc-Andre Leclerc on Scottish Winter

Interview Stéphanie BodetA Climbing Philosophy

Interview Caroline Ciavaldini Talks Trad

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