July 27, 2021 (BOULDER, Colo.) – La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain footwear, apparel, and ski hard goods, today announces the introduction of the brand’s new hiking, mountain running, and mountain boot collections for Spring 2022. These extensive collections for both men and women builds on the brand’s success in these categories with additional models that feature a wide fit and models that utilize recycled materials for reduced environmental impact.
“The introduction of the wide fit to a few key styles last year was very well received and far exceeded our expectations, says Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. “Here in North America, there is significant demand for roomier fit and we’re providing that option in more hiking and mountain running styles for Spring 22. In addition, we’re continuing to reduce our brand’s overall environmental impact by integrating recycled materials into our products wherever possible. While we won’t sacrifice the performance of these products in any way, customers can feel good knowing that their purchases are supporting reduced environmental impact.”
The hiking collection features five new styles for S22. The new Trango TRK GTX combines the advanced technologies and climbing prowess typically found only in mountaineering boots, delivering a lightweight scrambler capable on and off the trail. Recycled materials in the laces, toe rand and insole reduce environmental impact while a Vibram Mulaz Outsole with a technical edging platform and aggressive rear lugs offer superior traction. The Trango TRK GTX will be available for both men and women and retail for $229. Designed from the inside out to withstand the harshest conditions on unpredictable terrain, the Ultra Raptor Mid Leather GTX is the perfect option for hikers who need a shoe that can handle the daily grind. Available in both regular and wide sizes for men and women, the boot uses debossed nubuck leather for comfort, Frixion 2.0 rubber outsole for traction, and TPU Transkinetic Evo Heel Stabilizer for support and stability. The Ultra Raptor II Mid Leather GTX is available in wide sizes for men and women and a low-cut version. The Mid retails for $189 and the low cut for $169. The TX Hike Mid GTX is a brand-new style that combines the support of a hiking boot with the agility of a trail running shoe designed for off-road terrain. Recycled upper mesh, Bluesign certified Gore-Tex lining, recycled laces and nylon webbing, 15% recycled EVA midsole and a Vibram Ecostep Evo outsole with 30% recycled content add up to an eco-friendly boot for $169. The low-cut version of the same boot is available for $159.
In the Mountain Running collection, tried and true classics are back, updates and better than ever. the Akaska II is the perfect blend of cushion, responsiveness, and outsole traction for trail runners. A highly breathable AirMesh upper, a Dual-injection EVA midsole, and Frixion XT outsole, and STB stabilization combine for a very stable shoe. Available for both men and women, it carries an MSRP of $150. The Ultra Raptor II is an all-terrain shoe perfect for adventures off the beaten path and is the brand’s first Mountain Running style available in wide sizes. A full-length rock guard and an ultra sticky rubber outsole offer maximum protection while the wicking AirMesh upper keeps feet dry. The Ultra Raptor II has an MSRP of $140. In addition, a fully waterproof version of the same shoe is available in the Ultra Raptor II GTX. Utilizing Gore-Tex Extended Comfort with Gore Flex, the style retails for $165.
A new introduction to the Mountain boot category, the Nepal S3 Work GTX is a work boot that meets the demanding needs of arborists, linesman and other workers who require a solidly constructed boot with a stable platform and a durable, protective sole. The boot meets stringent requirements and is certified in Europe. The boot carries an MSRP of $499.
The entire footwear line for both men and women will be available at fine specialty retailers across the country and at www.sportiva.com in Spring 2022. During the summer and fall of 2021, select samples for media are by working with PR representative Cory Lowe at Cory.Lowe@BackboneMedia.net.