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La Sportiva Mix Approach Shoe - Men's

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    10 Reviews


    Street to peak performance.

    La Sportiva designed its Men's Mix Approach Shoe to deal with both technical terrain and smooth streets with aplomb. The soft upper is made with both leather and a microfiber material that will adapt to the width of the wearer's foot, resulting in a comfortable and responsive fit. The compression molded midsole is firm, cushioned, and lightweight, giving the shoe the all-terrain performance you need when you're working around an exposed section of rock en route to the crag or navigating paved paths while you walk your dog. La Sportiva's proprietary Frixion sticky rubber makes up the backbone of the shoe and is fitted with opposing lugs to increase braking performance and overall traction on the approach.

    • Leather and microfiber upper
    • Asymmetrical, to-the-toe lacing
    • Board lasted construction
    • Comfort Tech last
    • Dual-density compression molded MEMlex midsole
    • FriXion XF sole with Impact Brake System
    • Item #LSP005R

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather, microfiber
    Comfort Tech
    Dual Density Compression Molded MEMlex
    FriXion XF with Impact Brake System at the heel and climbing zone at the toe
    Claimed Weight
    10.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Really happy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    Got no complaints about this shoe. It definitely runs small and I had to return for a half size larger. I have low volume feet so this was a surprise. They're my everyday wear, and after a few months I see no unusual wear. Bottom line -- really happy with the shoe.

    Solid Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 12.5

    I am a climbing instructor and spend a lot of time training, coaching and setting up. This is the best shoe I have found that gives me the traction I need for scrambling and the edges I need for instruction. Great shoe to give me the best of both worlds without having to change into climbing shoes for easy climbs or short demos. They also have a good style and don't look odd if I am wearing them away from the rocks.
    I normally wear a 12 with a little room to spare. I ordered a 12.5 and very happy that I did so.

    Comfort... Style... functionality...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43.5

    The mix approach shoe is actually pretty comfortable right out of the box. They look great! And when you walk them up to the crag, they have a nice toe edge so that you can warm up with these puppies on before you jam your feet into your climbing shoes. I'd buy these for all my buddies if I had the $. Thanks La Sportiva for another great product.

    Not so good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    Better casual shoe or for short approaches. Found the rubber to be slick and not have good durability (ripped lugs off, etc.). Fit is short too for the size so the toes bang on downhills. Not a mountain shoe.

    Nice shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 44.5

    Worn these shoes around town a few times and on one hike and have enjoyed them. Only problem is they fit me half to one size too small. Returning for this reason

    Nice approach shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I actually found it to be true to size. I did a half size up from recommendations below and it is slightly too big but not too big for me to want to exchange them. That being said, I do have narrow feet so your experience may vary. Solid shoe and sticky.

    Awesome shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I never write reviews, so this means I really like these approach shoes. I wore these on my trip to spain and they are great. The shoes are comfortable to wear all day. They also look nice to wear casual when out-n-about on rest days. Taking them on a 3 week trip coming up!

    Comfort with performance.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 44.5

    Perfect all day walking and light weight hiking shoes.
    Moderate amount of cushioning.
    Sticky rubber for great traction.
    Simple classic look, you can go out to grab a drink with these.
    I do have a slightly wider foot so i went up half a size, perfect fit. If you want no wiggle room for a good amount of climbing maybe go half size down instead.
    I am a 10.5, and bought them in 11, perfect amount of room for socks and while hiking down your toes aren't hitting the toe box.
    Hope they last awhile, going to put them through f'in hell this year .