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La Sportiva TXS GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's



Why We Like The TXS GTX Backpacking Boot

This boot has everything we want when we're on the trail and nothing that we don't. Well-rounded in almost every way, it has waterproof protection, comfortable cushioning, and high-performance all-conditions traction. Plus, the support-minded feel of a sturdy hiking boot comes without the weight that often plagues our feet on tough trails.

  • Lightweight hiking boot with support and wet-conditions performance
  • GORE-TEX membrane offers waterproof and breathable protection
  • Vibram Megagrip outsole provides grip in both wet and dry conditions
  • Impact Braking System on the outsole helps you control your descent
  • Cushioned midsole with stabilizing inserts promotes a smooth stride
  • Abrasion-resistant materials are ready for rugged trail adventures
  • 3D Flex technology allows for free foot movement on tough terrain
  • Item #LSPZ268

Upper Material
[face fabric] high-abrasion resistant mesh, [rand, toe cap] Vibram rubber
GORE-TEX Extended Comfort membrane
Ortholite, 4mm
EVA, 2.5mm polypro stiffener, STB Control inserts
Vibram Megagrip rubber, Impact Brake System
Claimed Weight
[single] 1lb 1.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Great all around hiker

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 8"
170 lbs

Have taken these on a few winter hikes in NH and am impressed with their abilities. They’re light, grip well, and hug your feet beautifully. I bought them thinking they’d be versatile for a few seasons of hiking and they definitely are (but not feasible for mountaineering conditions). I’m usually a size 9 and 42 fit great. Definitely recommend these kick ass booties.

>Rating: 2

Very functional, but durability issues

I've used it several times
Runs small

Terrific grip, durable, lightweight, and a good bargain on sale. Primarily used for hikes and scrambles, with some short backpacks. These are very good in mixed alpine terrain, off-trail, scree and scrambling. Durability is very poor. After about 100 miles, the fabric upper is separating from the rubber lower at the same place on the instep side of both boots. Warranty request submitted to La Sportiva.

>Rating: 5

Can’t go wrong with these

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought

We bought a pair of these for my husband for a week of hiking in the White Mountains in NH. Without braking in, they carried my man through over 10 miles of intensive hiking on the first day without a single rub. Lightweight, comfortable, with superior grip on the bare rock (I was sliding in some places in my Asolo boots while he was like a mountain goat, which is understandable since this boot has a bit of a approach shoe feel and design). He said he could complain about a lot of things during that hike, but he did not once think about his feet or shoes. Very nice upgrade to his 10+ year old heavy hiking boots. They are also very pretty in person, the backcountry photo does not do justice to the look of the boot.