Sept. 6, 2023 — In their first-ever collaboration with a running brand, performance mountain gear brand La Sportiva has partnered with Janji on a limited edition collection, “Door to World” — a collaboration that aims to expand the community of trail running and open the door to new frontiers for adventurers seeking to explore the world on foot. Combining La Sportiva’s near-century of experience creating the world’s finest mountain footwear with Janji’s young, expressive designs, the 10-piece capsule collection includes trail running footwear, Jackal II, and a complete running kit that combines ultra-running technicality with vibrant designs for everyday wearability.
“Up until this release, Janji has been known for exclusively creating ultra-capable trail-running apparel, eschewing footwear to focus on bringing durable construction, comfortable performance fabrics, and technical pocketing systems to tops, bottoms, and outerwear designed for all day endurance pursuits,” said Dave Spandorfer, founder of Janji. “We’ve been patiently waiting for the right footwear partner to come along, and we’ve found that at La Sportiva, making this their first domestic collaboration.”
Unifying the entire capsule is Janji’s colorful Tectonic Shift print, which pays homage to the colorful magnitude of the environments we set out to explore. Bringing these epic, primal landscapes to trail-capable, everyday wear inspires us to discover the world outside our own front door.
“La Sportiva and Janji share an understanding that trail running has the power to change lives,” said Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. “Running is incredibly difficult, but it is because of the hurdles that this sport presents, not in spite of them, that this activity is so beautiful. This unique collaboration reflects both brands’ commitment to crafting eco-friendly products that embrace the toughness of the trails while working to create a welcoming community that sees every runner as an athlete on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.”
“Door to World” Highlights:
- La Sportiva’s Jackal II is redesigned to inspire runners with a reduced weight, roomy toe-box and a redesigned heel for an incredibly comfortable stride
- Janji’s new Zephyrunner Wind Shell is a “vaporlight,” packable windbreaker that’s constructed of the brand’s lightest fabric yet: 20D nylon micro ripstop fabric weighing in at 40gsm
- Sustainability: reflecting the sustainability focus of the next generation of runners, the entire capsule will include the use of recycled materials, with La Sportiva’s Jackal II updated with recycled mesh (forefoot, tongue and lining) and Janji’s accompanying kit is constructed from a majority of recycled materials
- Give Back: as with all Janji collections, 2% of all apparel sales will go to clean water projects
Janji is a mission-driven activewear brand that creates trail-durable, performance running apparel to inspire runners to explore their world on foot. Each Janji collection is limited-run and celebrates a specific region of the globe, with 2% of proceeds going toward clean water projects in that region. For more information visit www.janji.com.
About La Sportiva
With over 90 years of heritage, La Sportiva has unrivaled experience in building the world’s finest performance mountain footwear. Creating innovation through passion, La Sportiva now offers the most versatile technical climbing, mountaineering, Mountain Running® and hiking shoes on the market as well as ski mountaineering hardware and apparel. For more information visit lasportivausa.com.