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.
For more than 30 years, The North Face has been the choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers and explorers. Athletes whose lives depend on their gear turn to The North Face for stronger, lighter, and more efficient equipment. To engineer such equipment, The North Face's materials specialists and design engineers work with the world's most advanced materials innovators to develop the technologies needed to realize their designs. As long as athletes continue to strive for new challenges, The North Face will continue to engineer the clothing and equipment they need to get there. Never stop exploring.