Passion for climbing. At La Sportiva, climbing is not a "niche market", it's a way of life, filled with thrills, scares, chills and screamers. La Sportiva continues to make footwear for one purpose: climbing. They make some of the finest rock climbing shoes on the planet, and their leather mountain boots are all the rage with alpinists and mountaineers. La Sportiva hiking and backpacking boots are the result of the years of experience from carrying heavy packs laden with ropes and climbing gear on the world's most inspiring trails It's all climbing to La Sportiva, whether vertical rock, big mountains, or trail.