The Italian brand La Sportiva could be described as an old hand in the mountain sports scene. Specialising in all kinds of mountain footwear, the manufacturer has been making high-quality, innovative products, highly regarded by professional athletes, for almost 90 years. If you're looking for a durable, long-lasting shoe, which will hold true in extreme situations, then you've hit the nail on the head with La Sportiva. Find the right shoe to fulfil your ambitions at Keller Sports!
What began with a little shoemaking facility at thefoot of the Dolomitesis now aworldwide operatingandproducing company. In 1928 Narciso Delladio found his business, which is now run by his family in the fourth generation. In the beginning Delladio producedshoesfor theland and forestry farmerslocated in Fassa and Fleimstal. Steep slopes, high mountains, a harsh climate - the shoes have to withstand all these demands. And nothing has changed to this day.
LA SPORTIVA - DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
After the Second World War, Delladio early recognized the potential and market forsportsmountain boots. To make this clear to the customer and to distinguish himself from other shoe makers, he named his company "La Calzoleria Sportiva", the sporty shoe workshop. After some time the Calzoleria fell out and the current company name La Sportiva is born. Delladio's skills as a shoemaker soon became known far beyond the narrow valley borders and thesupra-regional riseof his company, which was always driven by entrepreneurial spirit and innovation, began.
Whenskiingbecame more and more popular in the 50s, La Sportiva started to produce ski boots, but in the 70s, when plastic began to dominate this market, he returned toShoes for mountaineers. Over the decades, La Sportiva has continued to develop its products and range in line with the company motto:Innovation by passion. It is often in the details such as the lacing system or a new sole construction that make the products the decisive tick better. The Italians thus set standards with their products and developments from La Sportiva revolutionise the mountain sports industry.
In the 80s, for example, the family business played a decisive role in thedevelopment of the modern climbing shoe, as we see it today in the climbing halls and on the rocks of the world. The company from Trentino is thus developing into one of theleading mountain sports brands, especially in the areas of climbing and mountaineering. Since the 2000s, the product range has expanded noticeably. AlsoTouring skis, ski touring boots, trail running bootsandclothing for alloutdoor activitiesnow carry the logo with the summit and the sun. And they too are peppered with the latest technologies: both those developed by La Sportiva itself and partner technologies.
AT A GLANCE
Foundation Year: 1928
Company Founder: Narciso Delladio
Company Headquarters: Ziano di Fiemme (Trento Province, South Tyrol), Italy
Technology: La Sportiva invests about four percent of its annual turnover in the development of new technologies.
Professional Input: For products that work in practice: Professional athletes provide input for product development.
Environmental Protection: The family-run business ensures that production is as fair and resource-saving as possible.
LA SPORTIVA SHOES WITH KELLER SPORTS
Current technologies can also be found in theTrailrunning and hiking bootsfrom La Sportiva in the Keller Sports portfolio. The Impact Break System, for example, is a special arrangement of pimples on the sole. This ensures optimum cushioning and high functionality whenuphill and downhill runningor on wet paths. For all hikers, the 3-D flex system offers the greatest possible sole contact and thus guarantees optimum grip. These and many more shoes can be found in the La Sportiva Sale at Keller Sports.
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO?
That La Sportiva does a lot right is shown not only by theannual turnover of over 100 million Euroandnumerous awards(e.g. ISPO Awards, Outdoor Industry Awards). No, even the professionals who use La Sportiva products can be proud. Among others, the current world's best climber Adam Ondra - he was the first to climb the "Silence", currently the most heavily rated climbing route in the world - as well as the newly crowned Oscar winner Alex Honnold are among theLa Sportiva athletes. The film about his free solo ascent of the "Freerider" route on El Capitan was awarded best documentary film in 2019.
LA SPORTIVA ONLINE-SHOP - HIGH GLOVES FOR ALL CASES
The mountains are always at the centre of La Sportiva's offerings, not only in thedevelopment of new top products, but also in their production. To preservenatureis a central concern of the outdoor manufacturer. La Sportiva is therefore committed toresource-saving production, participates in the PFC Free programme and reuses 50 percent of its production waste. La Sportiva is a company with an integrated management system, certified according to DNV: ISO 9001/2000 and ISO 14001. In addition, someproducts are Bluesign-certified.