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La Sportiva
TX4 Approach Shoe - Men's

4.135135135135135 out of 5 stars
37 Reviews
Current price: $111.30 Original price: $159.00
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Why We Like The TX4 Approach Shoe

Forgoing the mesh upper in favor of tough and supportive leather, the TX4 is well-suited for dry, rocky, and more demanding approaches and earns its place atop La Sportiva's TX lineup. A full-wrap rubber rand is punctuated by a rubber toe cap for additional purchase on small footholds, and the Vibram MegaGrip rubber compound sole offers a sure-footed feel whether you're scrambling up loose rock, packed-trails, or big boulders.


  • Approach shoe built for long trails and rugged terrain
  • Leather upper encased in a rubber rand for abrasion-resistance
  • STB Control System delivers torsional stability and support
  • Trail Bite braking platform assists with steep downhills
  • Vibram MegaGrip rubber compound maximizes cushioning as well as traction
  • Item #LSP00A3
Upper Material
non-slip mesh
strobel lasted
MEMlex compression-molded EVA & SBR
Vibram Megagrip rubber
Claimed Weight
hiking, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 37 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 7 reviews
5 Stars - 21 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

April 19, 2024

Nice for wide feet

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

Finally an approach shoe that fits my high volume wide feet.

5 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2024

TX4 Low

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I love these shoes and I hope the return to production!

5 out of 5 stars

March 19, 2024

Perfect fit

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

This is the perfect approach shoe for a climber who needs something comfortable enough to wear in a city, on hikes, or on low 5th class terrain. It rocks.

1 out of 5 stars

November 30, 2023

Didn’t last 3 months!

I bought these less than 3 months ago. I bought these to use running a highropes course, zip line and wood climbing wall. (We have to climb half way up the wall to use the zip line). My season was already over when I bought these so I never got a chance to use them on the course, and never will. The rips above the rubber are 3-4” long, in both shoes. I’ve only used them for everyday use around my office, going out etc. This is to bad because they are really comfortable. Bit if they don’t last wearing them like I did how would they last on a mountain


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5 out of 5 stars

October 9, 2023

Great Shoes with Many Use

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 6"

This is my second pair. They are more than a casual fashion forward approach shoe. I have used them for many miles of technical scrambles (class 4 & 5), Class 3 and 4 canyoneering and light <5.6 climbing. They are the best I can find and worth the elevated price. The shoes have a wonderfully wide toe box with just the right amount of support. The soles are gripping on rock including wet rock. The toe-in fairly well for a comfortable shoes. The shoes will shrink a little after wet canyoneering adventures but stretch out again after a little use. They are nearly a perfect shoes. My only small complaint is that you will need to replace the factory shoes laces after a couple seasons of hard use.

David H
3 out of 5 stars

October 5, 2023

Good shoes, extremely crapy quality laces

I bought less than a month ago, I like the shoes, but like I read in another reviews, the laces are totally crappy, they got broken, and for the price I paid that bothers me.

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5 out of 5 stars

September 25, 2023

Best Shoe Ever

The TX4 is the best mountain shoe ever, I would go to hell and back in these with a 50 lb pack. I have 4 seasons in them, and use them for everything from day hikes, to multi pitch climbing. I have started climbing most routes in these, up to 5.7, maybe a little 5.8, and no longer pull out rock shoes when things get tough. I no longer bring rock shoes on alpine days. The comfort level is outstanding, and I would describe myself as having finicky feet. When others are scrambling for flip flops at the trailhead, I'd keep these on the rest of the day and not think twice. As for durability, I'd say outstanding as well. I hope Sportiva never changes this shoe!


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5 out of 5 stars

July 9, 2023

Awesome approach/wall climbing shoe

One of the best approach shoes on the market. These shoes are durable, sticky, and super comfortable. I've had several pairs of these shoes and have climbed cracks in them, walked through snow, logged miles of approaches and the rubber wears out before the materials fails every time. I'm not sure what other folks are doing in these shoes that cause the shoes to fall apart like Ive read in other reviews. I feel like I've put these shoes through some serious abuse and they have held up well. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a solid approach/wall shoe.


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1 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2023

Not durable at all

I had the shoes for a month now and they already have tear in them. I used them only as approach shoes and light srambling and they are finish not what i expect for the price. The grip is good on rock and they are comfy

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4 out of 5 stars

December 26, 2022

Amazing shoes...agree on the lace prob.

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I bought these specifically for canyoneering. They were phenominal, in and out of water. I read that someone had problems with the laces...same. The grommets have nearly cut the laces. I got a 1/2 summer out of them, the shoes that is. I abused them! I'd buy them again even knowing the shortcoming. I bought a size big so I could use them all day with my custom inserts. Solid shoe for a day and weekend in the canyons. I would have given 5 stars except the laces are on the verge of snapping after 3-4 months of hard use.

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