Mid-cut protective boot with leather uppers, soft cuff and waterproof and breathable Gore Tex membrane: designed for technical approach routes, via ferrata and hiking even with fully loaded backpacks. Lightweight and comfortable the boot is ideal for hikers and mountain lovers.
La Sportiva says:
The high cut collar protects the ankle and confers flexibility and stability for a full control of the support of the foot while the STB Control System™ provides further structure and torsion stability on traverse routes. A clean and simple design, waterproof features and breathability are guaranteed by Gore-Tex, the boot guarantees high abrasion resistance thanks to the PU TechLite all-round rand the MegaGrip Vibram sole with climbing zone at the toe and rear Impact Brake System make the boot ideal for climbing and return routes on technical terrain. The lacing system is derived from the Mythos climbing model and allows adjustment of the tension and the fit volumes in just one move.
La Sportiva's TX4 Mid GTX take the classic approach shoe and add more support with this Mid design. They are still made with a solid sole, leather outer and Gore-Tex lining. They feature everything you want in an approach shoe with extended rubber bumpers around the toes, along the sides and up the heels along with the added support of the mid cut around the ankle. A strong, effective lacing system allows you to get the most comfortable fit and the large pull loop on the heel makes getting them on much easier too. The Gore-Tex lining helps keep out the wet on days when the weather is not on your side.
The Mega-Grip Vibram soles are durable, provide excellent grip and have a 'climbing zone' at the front to help with scrambles and more technical terrain. The stiffness is as you would expect and if you are looking for something comfortable and relaxed then look elsewhere. The perform brilliantly on tough terrain and have been designed to handle all the bumps, scrapes and scratches you get from use on and around the rock face.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear