Foundation Member – LEKI

The story of LEKI – the global leaders in poles for skiing, trekking, Nordic walking and, more recently, trail and ultra-running – is one of innovation, passion and performance. Over the decades, we have worked with leading athletes to develop and refine products that, while enabling them to maximise their potential, are equally suited to the enthusiastic amateur.

With the growth in popularity of trail and ultra-running, came a new category for LEKI.  Our trail running poles are specifically adapted for this activity: lighter than trekking poles, that can rapidly be deployed or packed away, with a tiny packed-length, and in many cases, featuring our unique Trail Shark grip/strap combination, designed for maximum performance.  Many of the world’s best ultra-runners, who use LEKI poles, achieve podium places and wins nowadays, but the same poles are used by runners throughout the field.  This sector is now the major growth area for LEKI.

LEKI has been distributed in the UK and Ireland by Ardblair Sports Importers since 1977.  With a dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate sales team covering the UK and Ireland, and warehoused in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, the aim is to offer excellent service, support and backup, including technical training on the range of products offered.


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