La Sportiva began when Narciso Delladio started crafting leather boots for the farmers and lumberjacks of Fasse and Fiemme valleys in Italy. After World War 2, word spread about Delladio’s boots and their popularity spread around the region. Since then, the company has gone on to build a solid reputation worldwide for their sturdy boots and durable outdoor apparel. They cater for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts including runners, mountaineers, climbers and hikers. Their products are still for the most part made in the Fiemme valley and can be found in over 70 countries worldwide.
La Sportiva footwear
La Sportiva produce a wide range of shoes and boots for climbing, mountaineering, hiking and running. Amongst the highlights of the climbing shoe range is the Otaki, which combines an aggressive design with a supportive hook and loop closure system. La Sportiva climbing shoes provide high level performance on rocks and in climbing halls. They feature innovative technology to help you get the most out of your climbing. La Sportiva’s hiking shoes are also well regarded and feature Gore-Tex Surround technology which promotes breathability. The Trango TRK GTX hiking boot is designed to take a beating. It’s completely waterproof and the innovative sole provides enhanced grip. LA Sportiva has also designed a range of mountain runner shoes which are perfect for long distance runs on uneven trails.
La Sportiva clothing
A wide range of clothes for both men and women are available from La Sportiva. If you’re looking for protective jackets and rainproof coats, you’ve come to the right place. The Hail Jacket is particularly popular amongst those who require a lightweight and waterproof garment whilst outdoors. There are also several kinds of outdoor trousers available that are designed to be durable. The Bolt Pants feature articulated knees and a gusseted crotch to promote freedom of movement.
La Sportiva also cater for those interested in skiing. They produce a range of ski boots including the Synchro and Raceborg models. These boots feature stylish designs and the latest ski boot technology. They also offer skis which are snappy, light and quick – just what experienced skiers need. Ski helmets that are lightweight and breathable are in demand at the moment and La Sportiva’s ski helmet models are perfect for both mountaineering and skiing. Other products include boot liners, shell buckles and binding brakes. A particularly popular product is the TR2 Ski Trab Binding, a revolutionary binding tool that gives you perfect control of you ski.