La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory in Italy. This small, 250 person, factory is truly an anomaly in today's footwear world characterized by hyper-competitiveness and extreme pricing pressures which have lead most modern outdoor footwear companies to the solution of outsourced production contractors. Our factory is located in Ziano di Fiemme, a small mountain village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. The tradition and heritage of handmade footwear lives on in this magical alpine valley. Their climbing shoes are popular amongst lovers of the sport!