CityROCK is excited to announce the arrival of our first shipment of La Sportiva shoes! We used to buy them from Outward Ventures, but have now managed to negotiate a deal where we buy directly from the La Sportiva factory in Italy, making our logistics, stockholding, etc. much more reliable.
As well as the all time favourites, it also includes new stock of hiking boots and approach shoes.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the brand, La Sportiva began back in 1928 in the Dolomites, Northern Italy. Narciso Delladio 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.
La Sportiva is also the brand of choice for many world renowned climbers such as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson who did the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite last year, which was recently repeated by Adam Ondra in a record time of one month, in La Sportiva shoes obviously.
Emily Harrington, Alex Honnold and Paige Claasen are also amongst La Sportiva’s athletes.
Some of the new arrivals include the La SportivaTX2. A super lightweight approach shoe which is ideal for clipping on to a harness or to throwing in a pack. With uber sticky Vibram Mega Grip rubber, it makes it an ideal choice for fast approaches and multi pitch climbs, and has been rated by climbing.com as one of the top 5 approach shoes of 2016.
The TX4 mens’ is a more rugged version of the TX2. A versatile, all-leather approach shoe built for durability and performance in every condition imaginable.
Want to go completely off the trail? Check out the super light Core GTX. A highly breathable, fully waterproof ankle boot, designed for moving fast on all types of terrain.
Our climbing shoe range, covers the whole spectrum from trad and multipitch comfort to all round performance as well as bouldering precision.
One of our very own local climbers, Chris Barker did a review earlier this year on the Futura and Genius, featurig La Sprotiva’s ‘no edge’ technology also available from CityROCK.
See Mountain Mail Order’s website for more information or visit our CityROCK gear shops in Cape Town and Johannesburg: https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/