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La Sportiva Launches the Prodigio Pro, A Supershoe for the Mountains

June 27, 2024

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BOULDER, Colo. (Jun 27, 2024) –  La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain gear, today announced their Spring 2025 footwear line. The collection is highlighted by the Prodigio Pro, the most cushioned and responsive trail running shoe the brand has made to date. The Italian brand is also expanding the Prodigio family to its hiking line with the addition of the Prodigio Hike GTX shoe, a lightweight model that offers support and security in all types of terrain. Additionally, the 96-year-old company is launching a new ultralight high-altitude mountaineering boot, the Olympus Mons Pro.

La Sportiva’s design team conducted hundreds of hours of testing on the Prodigio Pro and found that it significantly improves economy on flat and even terrain. Many of the racing shoes in this space are designed for these smoother surfaces, and the team found that what sets the Prodigio apart from its competition is its ability to excel on steep, uneven, and off-camber trails, making it the highest-performing trail running shoe for varied terrain the market.

“Supershoes have changed the game in the road running world,” said Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. “But there has been a real gap in the market for a high-performance model that can perform in mountainous terrain. The Prodigio Pro fills this void. This shoe is the culmination of our decades of experience in the space and helps runners go faster on every type of trail, from smooth California singletrack to rocky Italian ridgelines.”

The Prodigio Pro is fueled by XFlow Speed, a supercritical nitrogen-infused TPU foam that maximizes energy return while providing fantastic cushioning. A super sticky outsole with deep lugs allows for unparalleled traction, while a unique strobel-less construction improves responsiveness and cushioning. The brand’s new Power Wire mesh is paired with an internal wrapping system to provide an incredibly lightweight upper that holds the foot securely on tricky descents. The Prodigio Pro has an MSRP of $195 and weighs in at 8.9oz for the men’s model, while the women’s comes in at 7.9oz.

The Prodigio Hike GTX represents the future of La Sportiva’s hiking line. The hiking market is continuing to grow, especially among younger demographics, and consumers are looking for innovative options that provide performance and comfort in a lightweight package. This new shoe weighs a mere 13.2 oz and provides the support and protection that hikers need to tackle difficult terrain. A high-stretch knit collar protects and stabilizes the ankle, while the dual compound FriXion 2.0 outsole provides excellent traction on every surface. The wider forefoot helps the shoe fit a wide variety of feet, while an internal wrapping system locks the foot into place to improve performance in alpine terrain. Available for men and women, the Prodigio Hike GTX has an MSRP of $179.

The Olympus Mons Evo has been the leading high-altitude mountaineering boot for over two decades, helping alpinists push the limits of what is possible in inhospitable environments. La Sportiva is continuing to build off of the success of this line, and in 2025, the brand is introducing the Olympus Mons Pro, a lightweight boot that is designed to perform on 8,000-meter peaks. New technologies have allowed the brand to shave a significant amount of weight from this boot’s predecessors, and it comes in at an astounding 940 grams. The brand’s patented Core Wrap construction is combined with Primaloft Aerogel and Primaloft Polyethylene insulation to keep mountaineers warm no matter how terrible the conditions are. This new high-performance boot is priced at $1299.

The new collection will be available at select specialty retailers and at in the spring of 2025.


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 on La Sportiva visit or visit their Instagram page at: