La Sportiva

Innovation With Passion

La Sportiva: Technical Climbing, Hiking & Running Shoes

When it comes to mountain gear, almost no one can match the history and experience of La Sportiva. Boasting an amazing 89 years of design and innovation, they began from humble beginnings. 

All the way back in 1928, Narciso Delladio began handcrafting boots and shoes for the hardest working people around, the farmers and lumberjacks working on the Italian mountainside. His shoes quickly gained a reputation for quality, and soon he began producing custom mountaineering boots for the Italian military. 

Over the following years, La Sportiva would continue to expand and innovate, creating some of the worlds best footwear for hiking, climbing, and running. Today the company remains where it started: in the Italian mountains surrounded by the perfect testing ground. Unlike so many of its competitors, La Sportiva owns and operates its very own state-of-the-art factory, supporting 140 families in the local community. Their factory places them a step above the rest, allowing them to introduce quality control simply unmatched by outsourcing companies. 

Each new item is hand designed and tested in the mountains surrounding La Sportiva by the dedicated and passionate members of their community. The passion built into every pair of hiking boots, climbing shoe, and piece of apparel is easy to see. 

When it comes to quality and performance, La Sportiva climbing, hiking, and running shoes are top of the line. They are also some of our favorite shoes at, especially the Futura Mens Climbing Shoe. We highly recommend them for the extra level of quality and comfort they put into every pair. Be sure to check out our FAQ below, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions. 

La Sportiva: the climbing shoes with No-Edge Technology

The No-Edge Technology represents the evolution of climbing shoes thanks to the unique construction that allows the foot to be in perfect contact with the rock's surface. The No-edge Technology is a patented system that provides to the climber higher sensitivity, homogeneous pressure on the rock, and a better adaptability.

 Questions & Tips

Q: Where can I order replacement laces?

Replacement shoelaces are only available for some (not all) footwear models. That being said, we are happy to assist you and either help you order replacements from La Sportiva or find laces that should work. Just reach out to us here.

Q: What is the difference between men's and women's shoes?

La Sportiva utilizes a range of fits specifically developed for the unique shape of a woman's foot in order to offer maximum comfort. Their womens models have a wider forefoot to heel ratio compared to their mens shoes and are narrower, straighter and lower cut heel and have less volume overall.

Q: What crampons do you recommend for my boots?
We recommend any crampon by Black Diamond or Kahtoola, which are our most popular brands, but all crampons we carry should work well. Click here for our full selection. 
Q: How do I extend the life of my La Sportiva footwear?

Keep your shoes and boots out of extreme temperatures. Never leave your shoes in the trunk of a hot car or in the direct sunlight. If your shoes get wet, allow to air dry and do not use a heat source. Make sure to clean your shoes/boots after each use and re-treat as needed. Store footwear in a cool, dry location.

La Sportiva Warranty

For returns not caused by a defect or warranty concern, please check our returns and exchange page

If you have a La Sportiva product that you think should be considered for a warranty evaluation, please contact with your proof of purchase dated receipt. We can then contact La Sportiva to request a warranty evaluation. All Products returned for warranty evaluation must be clean and dry. 

All warranty items are required to be evaluated at La Sportiva. Decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the La Sportiva Warranty Department. If an item is covered under their warranty policy (see below), upon warranty inspection, La Sportiva will first seek to repair your La Sportiva product. If repair is not feasible or reliable then La Sportiva will seek to replace the product with the same or like product given availability.

All the products La Sportiva manufactures are covered under a Warranty. Only original La Sportiva materials and workmanship are covered under Warranty. This warranty does not cover wear and tear, improper fit, improper use, or improper care. There is no implied life span of a shoe, due to the variables that can affect footwear. La Sportivas Footwear Warranty does not extend to any La Sportiva product that has been resoled, repaired or otherwise modified. 


Normal wear and tear

Improper use

Improper fit

Improper care and poor maintenance

Modification or alterations of the product

Damages due to storage or transportation

Broken or damaged boot/shoe laces

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