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Jacopo Larcher - Strange Heroes
2019 | 1 min
La Sportiva and Italian sports climbing have a long history behind them. Starting from Bardonecchia ’85, La Sportiva always been on the feet of the top climbers. After almost 34 years we're here, thinking about being part of the Olympic, representing the Italian National Team and pushing together for a new ambitious goal: #Tokyo2020.
2019 | 2 min
La Sportiva climbing footwear developer Pietro DalPrà presents the aesthetic redesign of the famous Testarossa model, a snug fitting climbing shoe par excellence, dedicated to those who use their feet to "feel" the rock. The perfect combination of synthetic and natural materials, this shoe is the ideal compromise between comfort and technicality.
2019 | 7 min
We all know that many factors come into play when choosing a climbing shoe. To help you choose the most appropriate model from our range, we have developed a three-episodes' series that will explain you everything you need to know before getting your own La Sportiva climbing shoes. After identifying your foot shape, the right size for you and the basic differences in climbing shoes' construction, in this second episode we'll discover the differences among all the "performance" footwear styles.
2019 | 3 min
We know all that there are many factors that come into play when choosing a climbing shoe. To help you choose the most appropriate model from our range, we have developed a three-episodes' series that will explain to you how to:
2017 | 3 min
Stranger Things or Strange Heroes? in this new web series, La Sportiva drives straight to the heart of the climber to discover the monster within, a motivation to constantly improve and to reach beyond limits. Protagonist of the first episode, Jacopo Larcher tells us more about his own "demon", the importance of training and to never give up.
La Sportiva garments: made for climbers, by climbers. Clothing dedicated to bouldering, crags and everyday outdoor activities with a strong, easily identifiable look and materials that make the whole collection extremely technical and comfortable. Dedicated to those who like to feel part of the vertical world. At all times.
2019 | 6 min
In the last episode of his road trip to Chile, @Adam Ondra tried a Flash on the route LA SENSACIÓN DEL BLOQUE, 9a. He fell but after few tries he did it, achieving a crazy second ascent of this route. But an Adam’s trip would be complete without a new project (9a+?)
After spending a few weeks in the States, the climbing journey of Adam Ondra goes on and stops in Chile for another incredible adventure. Just after landing, Adam moved to Valle de Los Cóndores where he on-sighted 3 routes signing also 2 first ascents on 3.
2019 | 5 min
Entrati ufficialmente nell'anno dei suoi "90+1", La Sportiva conclude il suo viaggio alla scoeprta delle tappe fondamentali che hanno segnato la storia dell'arrampicata. Con una serie prodotta in collaborazione con Sky Icarus 2.0 e presentata dall'ambassador La Sportiva Pietro dal Prà, nl'ultimo episodio ci porta ad Arco, per riscoprire la bellezza delle prime vie di arrampicata sportiva chiodate da grandi climbers degli anni 80 come Bassi, Manolo, Mariacher e Iovane.
2018 | 5 min
The year of the La Sportiva 90th Anniversary is coming to an end, and we want to spend a couple of minutes recalling the highlights that made it even more special. Last May we were more than 2000 in Trento, embracing the city and our community, our partners and ambassadors, remembering together all the success and the failures that brought us where we are today. Once again, thanks to each of you, for helping us to make this come true.
2018 | 6 min
Last August, La Sportiva ambassadors Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher made a four-day ascent of Odyssee (8a+/5.13c), a 33 pitch, 1400 meter long route on the legendary Eiger north face, Switzerland.
2018 | 2 min
For La Sportiva the slogan "innovation with passion" means, first of all, respecting the environment from which its products are manufactured. This is why we firmly believe in the resoling process, which allows climbers to give their favourite products a second life reducing the Company's environmental impact at the same time.
Nell'anno dei festeggiamenti del suo novantesimo anniversario di fondazione, La Sportiva celebra la storia dell'arrampicata con una serie di tre video. Prodotta in collaborazione con Sky Icarus 2.0 e presentata dall'ambassador La Sportiva Pietro dal Prà, nel terzo episodio si parlerà di come la svolta culturale degli Anni 70 abbia influenzato anche il modo di vedere e praticare l'arrampicata.
Just before leaving for the Innsbruck world Championship, we followed together with Sky Icarus the La Sportiva ambassador Stefano Ghisolfi during a training session, in his personal home-gym before, and at his local crag in Arco then. We talked a lot about training techniques, and Stefano shared with us some important hacks. The secret to never give up? watch the video, and discover it.
2018 | 4 min
Neil Gresham is a La Sportiva athlete for more than 20 years but, after all this time, he still cannot hold back his passion for climbing. In this video, Neil tells us more about Burnt Crag, an amazing spot in the Duddon Valley (Lake District) and how to keep high the motivation in the young generations of climbers.
2018 | 3 min
It's not about being "the strongest". It's all about how you use your power, your energies, your mind. In this special Strange Heroes episode, climber and La Sportiva ambassador Adam Ondra shows us how to fight a common climber's fear, like a leg injury. The lesson we learned? To never lose the flow and efficiency, even if it's something easy to lose when you climb... without a leg. Limits are just an illusion. Get over them.
A street boulder contest, a talk with some of the greatest climbers and mountaineers of all times, and a boulder competition with the best climbers from La Sportiva team. Different generations of mountain enthusiast met last may in Trento for celebrating the 90th birthday of La Sportiva. Discover more in this video made by Sky Icarus Sport!
2018 | 13 min
Maybe no one knows that there is an automotive background, at the origin of the firsts climbing shoes. There are some waste tyres of a Prototype Alfa 33 Sport at the Alfa Romeo test track in Balocco, Piedmont. And the idea of a young businessman with the passion for rally competitions and a small shoe manufacturing in the middle of the Alps...
Lorenzo Delladio is not just the current CEO and President of La Sportiva. As the eldest son of Francesco, his memories represent the biggest and the richest part of the Company's background. From the first trade fairs to the nowadays achievements, through his words we can surf the entire La Sportiva's story.
Giulia Delladio, fourth generation in the La Sportiva's family, deals with strategic marketing. Her role consists of setting out the guidelines for developing the brand and its products, even if Giulia's story inside the company has started long before her university degree. We need to go back to when she was nine years old, and her wish to go to a trade fair to help her grandfather and daddy Lorenzo was granted her for the first time. For Giulia, La Sportiva is not only her job, it is part of her DNA.
Giuliano Jellici was the former R&D manager of La Sportiva. Form his mind and form his head, some of the most iconic products of the brand took their life, as Kendo, Mythos, and the first Nepal Top, just for mention some of his brilliant inventions.
We're still excited about the last week event. Resumed in a video, all the highlights of the La Sportiva 90th Anniversary!
Narrating 90 years of history can be quite an undertaking. It means thinking back and remembering hundreds of anecdotes and fundamental stages. It can be even more challenging because the story of La Sportiva cannot be told like the story of any ordinary Company. But we'll try to do it anyway with a series of video that collects people, moments and stories which have made the small Calzoleria La Sportiva, the global Company which is today.
Nell'anno dei festeggiamenti del suo novantesimo anniversario di fondazione, La Sportiva celebra la storia dell'arrampicata con una serie di tre video. Prodotta in collaborazione con Sky Icarus 2.0 e presentata dall'ambassador La Sportiva Pietro dal Prà, nel secondo episodio si parlerà diuna delle grandi svolte che ha segnato la storia dell'arrampicata, smepre più diversa dall'alpinismo tradizionale: l'era del sesto grado.
2018 | 1 min
Breathable and quick-drying stretch materials featuring maximum lightweight and attention to every detail because the challenge begins with training, both in the gym and at the climbing crags. Devotion, effort, commitment: this is La Sportiva Training Collection: No train, no game.
Nell'anno dei festeggiamenti del suo novantesimo anniversario di fondazione, La Sportiva celebra la storia dell'arrampicata con una serie di tre video. Prodotta in collaborazione con Sky Icarus 2.0 e presentata dall'ambassador La Sportiva Pietro dal Prà, il primo episodio parte dalle Origini di questa disciplina, andando indietro di oltre cent'anni.
2018 | 30 sec
How do you redefine a classic? Celebrating its 90th Anniversary, La Sportiva has decided to change renew the most famous and long appreciated climbing shoes . Miura, Solution, Cobra, Katana, Futura: which is your style?
2018 | 15 min
After being a true French in order to conquer "Le Bronx", the 8c+ route freed by Francois Petit in Orgon, the James Pearson's metamorphosis goes on and from France shifts to the States, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This time, the challenge is named "Power Ranger", 5.14R, and will bring James to overcome his limits and then beyond... The mostest. A Sfelab.it production.
2017 | 4 min
For all the fans of the "Strange Heroes" miniseries, a special Christmas present is coming: after meeting Jacopo Larcher and Patxi Usobianga, get ready to know the fears and motivation that drive the top climber Babsi Zangerl to constantly push beyond limits.
2017 | 1 min
What's up when Alex Honnold takes his hands off the Yosemite's rock and gets them on some freshly crafted La Sportiva climbing shoes? We've been part of the happening during his last visit at the La Spo headquarter in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Video by: Federico Modica Photographer
Have you ever wondered how it could be to climb with the iconic Sasha Digiulian? Discover it now in the first Virtual Reality video ever made by La Sportiva! How to do: Use a smart phone or a tablet of the latest generation or an up-to-date browser for a perfect 360° experience. For a full and immersive VR experience, instead: 1) download the youtube app on your phone 2) click on the video 3) select "watch with cardboard" 4) put the smartphone in the cardboard 5) enjoy the immersive experience. Video made by: Coralclimb production house
The La Sportiva “Strange Heroes” miniseries goes ahead and, after meeting with Jacopo Larcher, reveals the monster within the climbing legend Patxi Usobiaga. In this second episode, Patxi dressed up the warrior mask telling us how he faced his fears and what really drives him to constantly push beyond limits. Say goodbye to Patxi, and say hello to El Luchador!
2017 | 6 min
The La Sportiva Storyteller project tells the reality of Scandinavian climbing through the eyes and hands of his ambassador Anthony Gullsten. discoverwith us the life, workout and motivation behind one of the strongest and most complete boulder climber in the world.
In the first episode of the LaSpoKids series, Max & Eve will try to save the climber Adam Ondra, with the help of their magical shoes and some precious advice... Curious to discover more? read the comic, online on issuu.com: https://goo.gl/iW9xvB
2017 | 5 min
Cosa succede quando un runner si confronta cona parete d'arrampicata? E come andrà a finire l'avventura di corsa off-road intrapresa dal climber silvio Reffo? Scopriamolo in questa puntata di Sky Icarus 2.0!
Le telecamere di Sky Icarus 2.0 si lasciano guidare dal climber Silvio Reffo e, assieme a La Sportiva, raccontano l'incredibile spettacolo arcense di Rock Master, il Wimbledon dell'arrampicata sportiva, e delle straoridnarie falesie della Valle del Sarca
2017 | 16 min
La Sportiva athlete Jorg Verhoeven makes the annual pilgrimage to Yosemite, California to attempt the 2nd free ascent of "The Dihedral Wall" (VI 5.14a) on El Capitan. This time, Jorg brings his wife, Katha Saurwein along, teaching her the ropes on her very own big wall free climb, "The Final Frontier" (5.13-) on the Fifi Buttress.
Dare to change perspective: New challenges, new feeling. Grow, learn, seeking new disciplines, because our passion is the mountain, at 360°. This is what we asked for to our Spanish climbing and running team, to switch their roles. Here's the results ;)
2017 | 2 min
La Sportiva ambassador Neil Gresham explain us how much important is for a young climber to wear a shoe dedicated to its growing feet, as the brand new La Sportiva Maverink "There is no doubt that making correct shoe choices is essential not just to enhance enjoyment and performance but to ensure long-term health and participation"
Maverink is the first climbing shoe completely customizable thanks to the two pencils included in the packaging. Customize it and share your no-edge creativity on Instagram with La Sportiva community using the official tag #Maverink
Directly from Sharma climbing gym in Barcelona, Climb-in-Gym Tour 2017: the new european Test & Feel Tour organized by La Sportiva in 60 of the most famous climbing gyms across Europe. An incredible chance for try the new climbing products, meet the La sportiva team and its athletes! Can you feel it?
Sky Icarus Sport 2.0, bring us behind the scenes of the La Sportiva climb-in-gym Tour 2017
After visiting BLOCK HELDEN gym in Bamberg for the special Climb-in-Gym tour event, La Sportiva ambassador Adam Ondra onsighted "master of the Universe"another stunning 8c/+ in Frankenjura. chalk your hands, enjoy the story!
Still not convinced about the incredible power of the No-Edge technology? Change your mind with the last episode of this LaSpo web-series, together with the Spanish climbers Eneko and Iker Pou
Discover how LaSpoBoy and LaSpoGirl got theyr super powers thanks to new La Sportiva Kids Collection made by 3 super products dedicated specifically to kids: Gripit, Scout and Flash for climbing, trekking and running!
Part one: CLIMB /klaɪm/ “to use your legs and hands, to go up or onto the top of something”.
Tired of the black-and-white life at the gym? La Sportiva brings you some colors, with the new SS apparel collection!
A re-edition of the famous Mythos climbing shoe, made for its 95% with eco-friendly materials to minimize the environmental impact. It is the versatile shoe par excellence, suitable for long routes thanks to the exceptionally comfortable fit.
The Signature Edition style celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Miura climbing shoe and the athlete who has helped its evolution: Adam Ondra, whose official signature is printed on the uppers. Precise, firm and structured as always and even more durable thanks to the P3 System’s, deformation resistant technology.
Versatile, high performance climbing shoe designed for outdoor use at the crag. Suitable for overhanging cliffs, favours heel hooks thanks to the S-Heel™ construction system, Kataki is the latest new for the performance range of La Sportiva
2017 | 9 min
Belayed by Adriano Selva, in November 2016, La Sportiva ambassador Silvio Reffo made a lightening fast ascent of Hotel Supramonte at the Gola di Gorropu gorge in Sardinia. First ascended ground-up over 5 days in 1998 by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani, this 500m 8b is recognised as one of the most beautiful and coveted multi-pitch sports climbs worldwide.
2017 | 8 min
In this video, La Sportiva ambassador James Pearson grab his ascent to the iconic route The Quarryman, established by the British climbing legend Johnny Dawes in the 80’s.
2016 | 3 min
The La Sportiva Storyteller’s journey stops in Spain and in the Basque Country meets climber Ander Lasagabaster. 36 years many of them spent on the wall, native of Mondragon and based in Aretxabaleta, worker for job and climber for hobby ... and lifestyle.
2016 | 5 min
Dopo una stagione passata ad arrampicare indoor, il climber ambassador La Sportiva Pietro Dal Pra ci porta "fuori" assieme a Icarus 2.0, per scoprire una delle prime e più importanti palestre d'arrampicata in Dolomiti: Cinque Torri.
2016 | 4 min
In occasion of the last production of Mythos climbing shoes in color Lilla, La Sportiva shares a piece of its story, celebrating a product became "myth", symbol of generations of climbers.
Genius, the climbing shoe with no-edge technology, is the James Pearson's favourite gear of La Sportiva. The Brit climber, facing the sandstone boulders of La Capelle (South France) together with his wife Caroline Ciavaldini, explains how every single feature of the shoe is relevant for this particular climbing style.
Neil Gresham, Adrian Baxter and Stu Littlefair chat about the latest La Sportiva's climbing innovaton, the "S-Heel technology" found on the new Skwama and Otaki shoes: Check out their thoughts in this first complete product review, during a recent trip to the Peak District with Dark Sky Media.
2016 | 2 min
After the adventures of James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini, we're back in Italy with a new episode of No-Edge web series, where Marzio Nardi and the Italian lead champion Stefano Ghisolfi will tell you how the No-Edge technology may change your life.
The British climber Charlie Woodburn explains the importance of the right climbing shoes in free climbing. His besties? La Sportiva No-Edge Futura
Sky Icarus 2.0 racconta il test&feel tour europeo firmato La Sportiva durante la sua tappa nella nuovissima Kletternzentrum di Brunico. A presentare i nuovi modelli della casa Trentina, lo sviluppatore ed atleta Pietro Dal Prà e l'ambassador La Sportiva e campione del mondo Adam Ondra.
La Sportiva presents the innovative heel construction that prevents from torsions and give more stability to the hell of the 2 big product news for 2016: Skwama and Otaki climbing shoes.
2016 | 1 min
"Why am I climbing and what is this mean to me" Soon online an exclusive video will tell you more about the La Sportiva ambassador Paige Claassen. Stay tuned, climbing community. The perspectives are changing.
2016 | 12 min
In his search for the ultimate trad route, the La Sportiva ambassador James Pearson will try to become a real French climber in order to face "Le Bronx", the 8c+ route freed by Francois Petit in Orgon in 1994
Caroline era ossessionata da punte, spigoli e superfici acuminate, poi ha scoperto l'esistenza delle scarpette "senza spigoli" e qualcosa è cambiato...
L'ABC dell'arrampicata spiegato dal climber ed atleta La Sportiva Pietro Dal Pra per Sky Icarus 2.0. Scopri tutti i segreti dell'arrampicata sportiva! Sesta ed ultima puntata.
Like the scales of a snake, Skwama is the super sensitive, all embracing climbing shoe, capable of supporting the climber in his more technical moves on overhangs. (indoors and outdoor) and on slabs. Designed for performance this model is extremely flexible thanks to the new construction of the sole, which increases the possibility of using the shoe "spread" on the rock in a homogeneous and uniform way. The suede leather and micro-fibre uppers perfectly wrap-around the foot eliminating rigid areas and internal voids, promoting stability in torsion, thanks also to the innovative patented shell S-Heel ™ that maintains stability accentuating the performance and the 'adaptability in the shoe during heel hooks. The Skwama ™ model in protective, ultra sticky rubber at the toe protects against abrasion and forms a grippy surface for toe hooks. The Vibram XS-Grip2 sole provides maximum grip on any type of wall. Skwama: it fits like a skin, it protects like a scale.
Otaki in Japanese Samurai slang is the oldest single wire sword: extremely sharp and precise also on small targets. A concept perfectly applicable to climbing: Otaki is a precise, supportive and structured climbing shoe, ideal for climbing in crags, on walls and boulders thanks to features that meet the requirements of today’s modern climbers. The new construction method combines the advantages of the all round snug fit of a slipper to the precision and volume regulation of a Velcro closure shoe. This solution guarantees maximum sensitivity and precision even in torsion: the shoe perfectly follows the movements of the climber eliminating empty volumes and rigid zones. The Innovative S-Heel™ allows to maintain perfect torsion stability accentuating performance and adaptability in heel hooks when bouldering.
The American “new entry” to La Sportiva’s international team of climbers, talks about how she sees climbing, in a video shot in Fountainebleau, France.
2015 | 4 min
Pietro dal Pra e La Sportiva ti insegnano a muovere i primi passi nel mondo verticale della scalata. Una produzione per Sky Icarus 2.0 - 2015.
L'ABC dell'arrampicata spiegato dal climber ed atleta La Sportiva Pietro Dal Pra per Sky Icarus 2.0. Scopri tutti i segreti dell'arrampicata sportiva!
2015 | 2 min
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