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The TC Pro Climbing Shoe

Designed by big-wall climbing legend Tommy Caldwell, the TC Pro combines strong edging power with light toe padding and a high-top design that keeps you comfortable on long crack and technical face climbs alike.

La Sportiva Apparel

Designed with the same attention to detail as its award-winning climbing footwear and ski equipment, La Sportiva apparel is there to keep you comfortable and stylish around town and in the mountains.

The Spectre Boot

If you're ready to take your backcountry ascents and descents to the next level, the La Sportiva Spectre Alpine Touring Boot is the tool you need to excel. Not only is it the lightest four-buckle AT boot on the market, the Spectre also has a true sixty degrees of cuff motion for effortless hiking and skinning. The boot features an EZ-Flex tongue rib and EZ-Flex thermo-formable liner that work together to provide smooth travel through the sixty degrees of cuff motion. TheVibram rubber sole grips snow and rock well, and the low-profile, micro-adjustable Pegasus buckles are tucked well out of the way of any rock contact that could make you lose your footing while traversing rough terrain.
About La Sportiva
For more than 85 years, La Sportiva has been handcrafting some of the world’s highest quality technical footwear for alpine pursuits. Located in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomite Mountains, La Sportiva is a family-run business, and many of its employees come from families that have been with the company for eight decades. It’s a unique situation in the modern world of often disconnected, dispassionate corporations. Also unique is that La Sportiva manufactures more than half of its merchandise in a small, 150-person factory in Italy that’s owned and operated by the company rather than outsourcing production to cut costs.

In 1928, Narciso Delladio began manufacturing boots and clogs for farmers and lumberjacks in Italy. During the Second World War, he provided custom mountaineering boots for Italian soldiers; following the war, Narciso produced his first ski boots under the name La Sportiva. During the ’70s Narciso and his son Francesco diversified production to include other growing mountain sports, including climbing and mountaineering. The ‘80s saw an explosion in the popularity of free-climbing, which provided another opportunity for growth. La Sportiva introduced the revolutionary Mariacher shoe, the final evolution of a long series of groundbreaking designs, and it redefined the sport.

Around that time, La Sportiva began selling abroad, and its boots and shoes became favorites of the world’s best climbers and mountaineers. Since then, la Sportiva has established itself as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of footwear for rock climbing, mountaineering, trail running, light hiking, and alpine ski touring. Regardless of their function, the company’s shoes and boots are renown for their support, durability, protection, and performance.

In 1996, La Sportiva moved to its modern manufacturing facility in Ziano di Fiemme in the heart of the Dolomites. Manufacturing has expanded to include technical apparel, including shirts and jackets, but the main focus is―as it always has been―on high-quality handcrafted footwear. La Sportiva stands out as one of the few companies left that won’t sacrifice craftsmanship for lower production costs, and it shows in every item that leaves the factory.

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