There are about a thousand and one reasons why I'm supes stoked to tell you all about La Sportiva footwear. Seriously guys, this company is the real deal. La Sportiva has been in the biz of making some of the best technical footwear around for 80 years. They've come up with some really innovative footwear over there in Italy. Yes, Italy. La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory in a small mountain town called Ziano di Fiemme. Everytime I type Ziano di Fiemme, I like to say it out loud in an Italian accent. People around me are surely getting annoyed…petty details. Anyway, this company is family owned with about 150 people producing handmade footwear. Basically, La Sportiva is all about tradition and relying on the eight decades of experience handed down throughout generations. I feel all warm and fuzzy just telling you about these folks.
If I'm right, and I like to think that I am, you're feeling pretty warm and fuzzy too. I don't want to burst your bubble or anything, but I must inform you that La Sportiva's footwear is serious biz. They make a ton of hardcore boots for some seriously hardcore conditions. From rubber boots, to hunting boots, to insulated and waterproof boots, La Sportiva makes some of the best footwear on the planet. This company is putting Italy on the map in terms of footwear. I think it's time I tell pasta to hand over the reign. Or you can. It's totes cool either way.
Now is where I tell you all about a few of the super boots from La Sportiva. First, if affordability is the name of the game, there's the Mojo boot. But if you're looking to stay light on your feet, the Spantik boot is what you're looking for. Now, if you really want to tackle the extremist of the extreme conditions, the Makalu mountaineering boot is what you're looking for. La Sportive makes footwear for mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, mountain running….and I could go on. But long story short, I'll desist. I could if I wanted to though, and don't you forget it.
If you decide to purchase form La Sportiva, as you should, rest assured that you're saving the universe. I'm being totes serious. The company is committed like crazy to producing footwear that makes the world a better place. If there's a way to reduce the impact of their biz on the environment and make a positive change in the world, they find it. La Sportiva's moral compass points due north, which is more than I can say for myself. I hope my mom doesn't read this. She's more into knitting though, so I think I'm golden.