Behind the curtain: La Sportiva

Behind the curtain: La Sportiva

Learn about the Italian family that makes boots the old-fashioned way.

La Sportiva

Guilia Delladio is a fourth generation bootmaker.

This video, narrated by Guilia Delladio, who's great-grandfather founded La Sportiva in 1928, tells the story of the four generations of bootmakers working in a a mountain valley town called Val di Fiemme, in the shadow of Mt. Cornon.

"I really love working for my family company," says Delladio. "My first memories are living literal above the factory. I remember all the noises of the factory, the smells of the leather, going downstairs and playing around the shoes the warehouse. I was really feeling part of the family business."

Meet the people behind La Sportiva. It's guaranteed to make you love your boots even more.


La Sportiva Partners with Eventum Sales

La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products, has partnered with Eventum, LLC for sales of the brand’s products.Founded in 2013 by Chip Parker, Eventumwill represent La Sportiva in the Southeastern U.S. “Eventum will help us grow our business in the Southeast,” more

La Sportiva Bolsters Staff to Support Sales and Category Growth

La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products, is poised for yet another year of significant growth and has expanded its staff to support it. Prompted by a sharp spike in Mountain Running® footwear sales, the brand attributes overall business health to the more


Two Time Leadville Trail 100 Run Champion Anton Krupicka Rejoins La Sportiva Ambassador Team

La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products for over 80 years, announces today that Anton Krupicka has rejoined its athlete roster. Known for his commanding wins in the Leadville 100 Trail race and other ultra endurance challenges, Krupicka rejoins the La Sportiva more


La Sportiva Introduces Skis with Carbon Nanotube Technology

La Sportiva introduces the Vapor Nano, featuring a cutting edge carbon nanotube construction that will debut at the upcoming 2014 OR Winter Market and SIA Snowshow. In addition to the new ski, La Sportiva’s Fall 2014 line includes a crossover race boot and ski, winter footwear more


Paige Claassen Signs Head-To-Toe Athlete Agreement with La Sportiva

La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products for over 80 years, announces today that Paige Claassen will exclusively wear La Sportiva apparel and climbing shoes, effective immediately. Paige has been climbing since she was 9 years old and has been a La Sportiva more


Tim Boyle and Scott Kerslake: Behind the scenes of the Prana/Columbia deal

It’s no secret to Columbia Sportwear CEO Tim Boyle and Prana CEO Scott Kerslake. When the $190 million deal was announced for the former’s company to buy latter, there was some head scratching in the in the industry along with plenty of consumer worry — we won’t mince words — more

Mark Ritchie, Black Diamond's new president. Photo courtesy of Black Diamond

Get to know Mark Ritchie, Black Diamond's new president

Meet Mark Ritchie, the man soon taking the reins at Black Diamond Equipment. Last week, we spoke with Peter Metcalf about the company’s past. This week, we look to the future with the incoming president and how he plans to stay true to the ethos of the brand. SNEWS: Tell us more


La Sportiva Debuts 15 New Footwear Styles for Spring 2014

For Spring 2014, La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products for over 80 years, unveils 15 new footwear styles. The line includes new versions of two top mountain boots, machine washable rock climbing shoes, several new Mountain Running® shoes, two technical, more


La Sportiva G2 SM Wins ISPO AWARD Product of the Year

The new La Sportiva G2 SM mountaineering boot took home the 2015/2016 ISPO Product of the Year Award for the Outdoor category. Every year ISPO honors the most exceptional products of the sports industry with the ISPO AWARD and the G2 SM was presented with top honors at ISPO more