La Sportiva Takes Home Two Editors’ Choice Awards from Climbing Magazine

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(Boulder, Colo.) –La Sportiva is proud to receive two Editor’s Choice awards from Climbing magazine for two of its biggest spring debuts: the La Sportiva Mountainware climbing apparel collection and the a new women’s Solution climbing shoe.

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“The initial reaction to the Spring/Summer Apparel collection has been really positive, both from retailers and customers,” says La Sportiva North America president Jonathan Lantz. “It’s functional, looks great and there are styles for every climber and situation. We are excited that the editors at Climbing agreed enough to give the whole collection the coveted Editors’ Choice award.”

The Spring 2014 La Sportiva Mountainware collection features top-of-the line materials including 100 percent organic cotton, cutting-edge Cordura® fabrics, cruelty-free merino wool, and high-performance stretch wovens. The line targets modern day climbers that move from the boulder, to the crag, to the gym, and then to town. The aesthetics feature contemporary silhouettes while paying homage to vintage styles and La Sportiva’s rich climbing heritage. Calling it “perfect crag apparel,” Climbing says, “testers loved so many pieces that we couldn’t narrow it down to just one or two (even three) so we awarded the whole line.”

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The Women’s Solution shoe features a women’s specific last and the P3 Permanent Power Platform® that retains the downturned shape of the shoe over time. The Lock Harness System® provides secure heel hooking while 4mm of Vibram® XS Grip2™ ensures the incredible feel and grip while on route. According to Climbing, “a tapered heel and a new last shape fit narrow and low-volume feet much better and the aggressive downturn, excellent rubber, and world-class design of the original Solution make this a top performer for anything steep.”

Both the Solution and the La Sportiva Mountainware collection are available now at www.sportiva.com and at fine specialty retailers across the US and Canada. All Editors’ Choice selections are available in the April 2014 issue of Climbing Magazine, available on newsstands now.

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