Starting In the 1920's Narciso Delladio hand-crafted wooden clogs and leather boots for the lumber-jacks and farmers of the Fassa and Fiemme valleys in the Italian Dolomites. The Second World War came along and Narciso began custom making special mountain boots. Even in those days, "innovation" was already the watch word with a patent having been filed for a unique lacing system that would later be used by all the leading footwear factories in Italy.
More than eighty years have passed since the Delladio family's Great-Grandfather Narciso founded "La Sportiva", a company which today maintains its rightful place at the summit in the world of technical climbing and mountain footwear while keeping it's family heritage and values.
"Change, update, evolution: I call this innovation." Lorenzo Delladio. CEO La Sportiva
Today, La Sportiva is the brand of choice for mountain enthusiasts the world over with a wide range of models and technology to suit skiers, climbers, mountaineers and runners.
Leading athletes including the UK's Hazel Findlay, Neil Gresham, Dave MacLeod, Jim Pope and Andy Kirkpatrick wear La Sportiva because they know how important the right footwear is to ensure peak performance in the extreme environments in which they operate.
Our rock shoes include legendary models such as the Mythos and Katana all the way to the more recent additions of Otaki, Genius, and Skwama. Technologies include S-Heel, P3 Power Platform and No Edge.
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We're pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to win your own pair of La Sportiva rock shoes. 3 winners can choose a pair of their preference from all available UK models!