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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. In the 1950s, he began to make ski boots and first introduced the brand name of La Sportiva.
Today, La Sportiva is a popular brand of footwear for mountaineering, climbing, and skiing. Their products are widely available in Europe and North America.
They sponsor athletes across a number of sports including mountain running, rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and skiing. Amongst those athletes, Tommy Caldwell has received national attention with his partner Kevin Jorgeson when they made the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite, California. La Sportiva has previously collaborated with Caldwell in the development of the TC Pro climbing shoe. This was the shoe that Caldwell used while making his ascent of the Dawn Wall.