La Sportiva

La Sportiva make some of the highest quality rock climbing shoes, mountaineering boots, and outdoor gear and clothing in the world, all because they stick to their roots. The family-run company own a small 250-person warehouse located in Ziano di Fiemme, a quaint mountain village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, where they hand make all of their footwear and are free to innovate new designs and perform research in the biggest playground in Italy. They're quite simply the best around. Let's hope La Sportiva are around for another 100 years so they can keep delivering us the best, most durable climbing shoes and boots on the planet.