La Sportiva TX2 Approach shoe
The La Sportiva TX2 is a warm-weather approach shoe and all-round adventure shoe for technical approaches, hiking and trekking, thanks to its super lightweight, breathability and comfort. The La Sportiva TX2 is equipped with a Vibram Megagrip sole, which provides the best traction over a multitude of terrain, while the flared fifth metatarsal area provides extra stability and torsional rigidity, which is great for those rocky approaches and scrambles. Elsewhere, the one-piece breathable mesh construction makes for lightweight packability; a shoe that can be shoved in a backpack or attached to a harness without any hassle whatsoever.
|WEIGHT (SIZE 42)||560 g|
|UPPER||Knitted fabric with different degrees of elasticity|
|FOOTBED||4mm Ortholite Approach|
Vibram Megagrip Sole
The La Sportiva TX2 has a Vibram Megagrip sole, which was developed for use on slippery surfaces in all weathers. Vibram is one of the world’s most well-known producers of shoe soles and as a result, Megagrip is not only incredibly grippy over a range of surfaces, it’s super durable, making it the ultimate shoe sole for demanding activities such as hiking, trekking and backpacking.
The La Sportiva TX2 has a MEMlex Midsole, which comprises of 80% EVA foam and 20% SBR rubber. This combination provides the best combination of rebound, support and stability in a lightweight package.
3 product reviews
What a shoe! Light enough to make the approach feel comfortable but also sticky enough to do moderate climbing.
I love the way they lash together and clip to the harness in one piece. Took about 4-5 wears to break in and then they felt brilliant.
I typically have a 9UK but got these in a 9.5 and they fit well. So they size a little small.
these are a nice, very lightweight approach shoe. they are easily a half size smaller fit compared with the TX4. they take a long while to break in, and they just aren't quite as comfortable as the TX4. on technical terrain i have started to revert to my very old ten tennies as the rubber sticks better even though the fit isn't as full around the foot. these are great for shorter approaches and when they are to be carried as they are so light. they'd get four stars if i had upsized by a half size. Go the TX4!