La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43.5
Between miles of hiking, countless river crossings and a few to many 5.8 pitches Iâve gotten to know my pair quite well. The fit is exceedingly comfortable and they climb quite well when cinched down. The rubber compound is also exceptional, and the strange tread has surprised me with its performance on variable terrain. I certainly prefer these these to hiking boots if I know Iâll have any fourth or fifth class terrain, and I love the mid height as I could never wear the usual below-the-ankle approach shoes. The only complaint I have thus far is the durability of the lace attachments. Through foot jams and daily wear I do not see those little orange cords surviving as well as the rest of the boot, a sentiment reinforced by the noticeable wear Iâve seen after just a season.