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La Sportiva: The Sportsman

La Sportiva: The Sportsman

The Perfect Synthesis of Technology, Comfort, and Performance

La Sportiva is proud to present The Sportsman, the most versatile climbing shoe in our entire range. With its perfect synthesis of technology, comfort, and performance, The Sportsman is suitable for all kinds of rock and climbing styles.

Vibram XS Edge: Maximum Edging Support

One of the key features of The Sportsman is the Vibram XS Edge compound used in its sole. Developed to provide maximum edging support, this compound delivers excellent pure grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. It keeps its shape even after hours of use, maintains consistent feel in both hot and cold temperatures, and is formulated for improved durability.

Product Specific Size Information

It is important to note that The Sportsman has a specific size information. The size runs small, so we recommend choosing a size larger than your usual shoe size for the perfect fit.

Additional Information

In addition to the patented lacing system for a perfect fit, The Sportsman also features a LaspoFlex 1.1 mm continuous midsole for optimal stiffness and sensitivity. The upper material is made of high-quality veal leather, providing durability and comfort.

Climbing Shoe Equipment

The Sportsman is equipped with an adjustable strap for added convenience and a full rubberized heel construction for enhanced grip. The tongue is standard, and the closure is achieved through lacing.

  • Category: Performance
  • Applications: Indoor climbing
Sole Design and Cut

The sole of The Sportsman features a continuous design with a 4mm thickness, providing excellent traction and stability. The shoe has a slightly asymmetric type bands for improved performance. The fit is suitable for medium foot width, and the tip of the shoe is round.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is The Sportsman suitable for outdoor climbing?
  2. Yes, The Sportsman is suitable for all kinds of rock and climbing styles, including outdoor climbing.

  3. What is the weight of a single shoe?
  4. The weight of a single shoe is 225g.

  5. How does the patented lacing system work?
  6. The patented lacing system ensures a perfect fit by allowing you to adjust the tightness of the shoe according to your preference.


The Sportsman by La Sportiva is the ultimate climbing shoe that offers a perfect synthesis of technology, comfort, and performance. With its Vibram XS Edge sole, patented lacing system, and versatile design, it is suitable for all kinds of rock and climbing styles. Whether you are an indoor or outdoor climber, The Sportsman will provide you with the best compromise between sensitivity and friction, allowing you to reach new heights in your climbing journey.