La Sportiva is a footwear brand founded in 1928 by Narciso Delladio in Italy. He started his business by manufacturing boots and clogs for farmers and lumberjacks. In the 1950s, he began to make ski boots and first introduced the brand name of La Sportiva. Today, La Sportiva is a popular brand of footwear for mountaineering, climbing and skiing. Its products are widely available in Europe and North America.