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La Sportiva - TX2 Approach Shoe - Women's

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe - Women's

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$97.50 Original price:$130.00
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Tech Specs

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

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. 

  • A fast-drying approach shoe for technical hikes
  • Polyester mesh upper dries fast to keep feet comfortable
  • Liquid rubber protective rand enhances durability
  • Vibram Megagrip rubber sole provides grip on steep sections
  • C2 ComboCord makes storing on your harness or pack a snap

One of my best purchases of 2020

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

I really like these a lot. I had REALLY been putting off buying approach shoes. I chose these over the TX4s due to their lighter weight and overall they had a pretty good rating for their climbing ability. I barley noticed them on the back of my harness while i was climbing. I felt good climbing easy friction slab in them and scrambling down gullies this past weekend. Probably one of my best purchases this year. My only problem is the narrowness and low profile for the toe and arch area. It feels sort of like the top of my toes and foot are being squeezed a bit to tight but I think breaking them in should fix that. EU sizing for this shoe was not the right size for me it was way to small. I had to use my US sizing to get a good fit. lilkley true to size for US not EU runs small.

Love these shoes!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 37

37 felt like the perfect size for me. My other shoe sizes for comparison ||| La Sportiva Finales: EU36 ||| Saucony Powergrid Ride 10: US7, feel a tiny bit loose but good because feet may get bigger after running |||
Vessis Everyday: US7, feels a bit big

So far, so good!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 38/7

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.

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.

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!

So good!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8.5/40

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

grippy and stable!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 37

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!

grippy and stable!

Thanks for the great review!

Thanks for the great review!

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.

Runs narrow

La Sportiva

Adult Footwear
US MENEUUS WOMENMONDO
4 35.5 5  
4.5 36 5.5  
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+  
5 37 6  
5.5 37.5 6.5  
6 38 7  
6.5 38.5 7.5 24
6.5+ 39 7.5+ 24.5
7 39.5 8  
7.5 40 8.5 25
8 40.5 9 25.5
8.5 41 9.5 26
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+  
9 42 10 26.5
9.5 42.5 10.5 27
10 43 11 27.5
10.5 43.5 11.5  
10.5+ 44 11.5+ 28
11 44.5 12 28.5
11.5 45 12.5 29
12 45.5 13 29.5
12.5 46 13.5 30
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+  
13 47 14 30.5
13.5 47.5   31
14 48   
15 49   
Note: La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run which gives you a better fit!