La Sportiva's mission is to bring you the best technical footwear to explore the outdoors. For 80 years they have been producing innovative footwear and are looking forward to the next 80 years.
Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Everyday the mountains surround the people who handcraft your shoes. Being mountain based and family run enables them to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage they can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with rich knowledge of shoe making to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.
La Sportiva was founded in 1928 by Narciso Delladio in Italy. He started his business by manufacturing boots and clogs for farmers and lumberjacks. In World War II, he helped to provide Italy's soldiers with custom mountaineering boots. Today, La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory in Italy. This small, 150 person factory is truly an anomaly in today's footwear world, characterized by hyper-competitiveness and extreme pricing pressures, which have lead most modern outdoor footwear companies to the solution of outsourced production contractors.
The factory is located in Ziano di Fiemme, a small mountain village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. The tradition and heritage of handmade footwear lives on in this magical alpine valley existing in the shadows of jagged limestone peaks and glaciated valleys. Their mission is to bring you the best technical footwear to explore the outdoors. Good Sports has several styles of La Sportiva shoes for men and women, including the La Sportiva Raptor, the La Sportiva Wildcat and the La Sportive Tarantula.