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La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe - Women's

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TX2 Approach Shoe

When a shallow creek stands between you and the base of your route, you won't have to worry about trying to keep your approach shoes dry when you're wearing the La Sportiva Women's TX2 Approach Shoe. Its quick-draining polyester mesh upper dumps water, while the non-slip mesh lining ensures a snug and secure fit when you're hiking up steep slopes off trail. A protective rubber rand protects the shoe from wear and tear, and the lightweight construction with C2 ComboCord means you can easily clip the TX2 to a harness or backpack, without feeling weighed down or off balance. 

  • Polyester mesh upper
  • Liquid rubber protective rand
  • Non-slip mesh lining
  • Lace closure
  • Traverse Lite midsole
  • Vibram Megagrip rubber sole
  • C2 ComboCord
  • Item #LSP00A8

Upper Material
polyester mesh, liquid rubber protection
Lining
non-slip mesh
Closure
lace
Last
strobel lasted
Midsole
Traverse Lite, dual-density MEMlex
Sole
Vibram Megagrip rubber
Claimed Weight
7.2 oz
Recommended Use
hiking, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

So far, so good!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
38/7
Height
5` 5"
Weight
115 lbs

Finally! I've had a hard time finding approach shoes that fit my narrow, low-volume feet. These things are great. Snug and grippy, sturdy and supportive, but light enough to carry on a multi-pitch for descents and walk-offs. They also work for canyoneering. I recently wore them on a three-day trek up a creek, which involved hiking about 24 miles, half of that in water. They drained quickly, dried overnight, and the soles were stiff enough to provide support on cobbles. Based on other reviews, I ordered a few pairs to try, thinking that I'd need to size down. Nope. Ended up returning the smaller sizes and going with the 38, which is exactly what the size guide says is equivalent to my usual street size of 7. The only negative was the insoles, which were so thin that I was getting hot spots under the balls of my feet. Switched for some Dr. Scholl's and now they feel great! Otherwise, there was no break-in needed. The heel cup is especially cushy and secure. I can imagine that the laces might be too short if you have a wider foot, but they are perfect for me. Really happy with these.

>Rating: 5

On My Fifth Pair of These

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9.5

I'm on my fifth pair of the TX2 because I love them so much. They are light, breathable, and sticky. I can comfortably climb low fifth class in them and always feel super solid on approaches. I also love them for canyoneering when I have to trudge through water and them immediately onto slick slab. I tie just the tips of the laces together to make them into slip-ons (who has time to tie and untie shoes?!) and I hike 20+ miles comfortably that way. I'm not a girl with tons of pairs of shoes, so these are actually my everyday shoes as well. They hold up a long time with a lot of use and abuse, and whenever mine eventually wear out, I always order another pair of the exact same shoe. P.S. I have owned a few pairs of the men's TX2 and they are identical other than color.

>Rating: 4

TX2 Shoes

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am a hardcore review reader and took a chance with these shoes since they have mixed reviews. For reference, I wear anything from 35.5 to 37.5 in La Sportiva climbing shoes. I have a pair of trail running shoes that are 37.5. I would say my street shoe size is a 6.5. I ordered a 37.5 and 37 in these and both were too big. The 36.5 fit the best (I wear thin no-show socks with them). I climbed a flatiron in them and they stuck well and had good sensitivity on the rock. I mainly bought them for multi-pitch walk-offs and scrambling, however. The profile of them is pretty low; there isn't a lot of ankle stability, and there were some rocks that got in them, but I really liked how they performed. They felt like comfy climbing shoes. I wouldn't say they are super sturdy, so we will see how they hold up. But the packability and lightness of them appealed to me, and I'm glad I got them before my size sold out!

>Rating: 5

So good!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8.5/40
Height
5` 7"
Weight
140 lbs

Light and capable approach shoes! I was worried that the polyester mesh upper would wear through quickly, but they've held up amazingly well.

>Rating: 4

grippy and stable!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
37
Height
5` 3"
Weight
119 lbs

I used these on a few multi-pitch climbs this summer and so far I love them. Light enough to clip onto your harness or haul in a pack but stable enough to withstand a tough approach. The Vibram soles are super grippy and offer great foot stability on a scrambling approach. Stickiness of a climbing shoe with the comfort of a light sneaker. They run true to size. I went 1/2 size down from my running shoe size since I didn't plan to wear socks The inside is well made and plenty comfortable enough to wear without socks I love these and can't wait to use them again soon!

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Thanks for the great review!

>Rating: 3

Runs narrow

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size

I tried a pair of these on as a possible replacement for an older pair of Guide Tennies (ca. 2013, before they were beefed up). They are light and felt comfy out of the box, and their party trick of strapping together with the heel elastic is cool, but they don't pack down nearly as well as I expected---I can squash my old worn-out Tennies down to a more compact blob. The Vibram lugs on the bottom seem more pronounced than the dot rubber on the Tennies so I expect it might last a bit longer and grip a bit better in loose terrain. They run pretty true to size---I tried on my street size and a half size up. My street size was snug and probably more of a climbing fit, half a size up was a nice looser hiking fit. However the shoes are very low-volume, and I cannot even tie the laces. The asymmetrical tongue (attached along one side) lets my sock peek out on one side! I can't imagine how much dirt would get in my shoes on a sandy scree approach. Maybe I will try the men's version, if I can find it in my size.

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What size is 7 1/2 women’s?