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TX3

TX3

$135.00
With a mesh-constructed upper, this approach shoe is designed for breathability and comfort over rough terrain. The “climbing zone” toe, featuring Vibram® Mega-Grip™ Traverse rubber, coupled with the burly Trail Bite™ Heel Platform provides maximum grip in scree and mud.
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ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
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
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

• Uber-sticky Vibram® Mega-Grip™ rubber outsole with enhanced stability area and Trail Bite™ Heel Braking Platform

• Low-profile lacing harness for a snug, precise fit

• Wide forefoot fit for all day comfort and stabillity

• STB Control System™ delivers torsional rigidity and support without encumbering underfoot cushion

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 17U
SIZES: 38 - 47.5 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 12.50 oz (360g) 
LAST: Traverse 
CONSTRUCTION: Strobel lasted 
UPPER: PolyMesh / 1.5mm PU TechLite rand / Vibram® rubber toe rand 
LINING: Non-slip mesh 
MIDSOLE: Traverse injection MEMlex / STB™ Control System 
SOLE: Vibram® Mega-Grip™ Traverse with Impact Brake System™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

10 Item(s)

per page
Really good shoe overall
These fit well out of the box and I was able to hike in them comfortably right away. Rubber is sticky and they seem well built. The colors are a little bright for me, but OK for out in the woods. One change I would make is to have a sewn in heel loop similar to the Boulder X shoe. The string thing is OK for hanging on a biner, but doesn't help putting the shoe on. The heel of the shoe folds in unless you are careful. One thing I really like is the flatter toe area. Some of the current hiking shoes have a toe that is curled up way too far for me. My toes don't curl up standing barefoot.
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Review by Steve_382 (Posted on 8/18/2018)
El Cap to Chaos
A good approach shoe can be hard to find. I want something that I can climb well in, can handle jumaring up el cap, and is comfortable to wear. The TX3 fits the bill. It's a rugged shoe made for longer approaches- think 3 hour hikes to the Diamond or multi-day ascents of El Cap. The shoe's stiffness makes it a solid choice for scrambling through the talus on the way to the boulders of Upper Chaos Canyon or for stepping out of the aiders on 5.8 granite terrain on El Cap. While they're a bit heavy for super light and fast missions, these shoes make up for it with durability. I've had 4 pairs and kept getting more. The rubber sticks, the stiff sole offers good edging support, and the shoes can take hundreds of miles of abuse and still hike and climb well.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by James (Posted on 8/1/2018)
Best approach shoes I've found yet
The La Sportiva TX3’s served as the perfect shoe to help get me out of my winter slump and into full-on, hardcore, spring sendage mode. Through several climbing trips to the around the Midwest and Southeast, around town, and even during a weekend in New York City, the TX3’s provided a great fusion of function, fashion, and comfort.

Thanks to the Midwest’s ever-changing weather, I was able to put the TX3’s to the test in mud, snow, ice, concrete, rock, and sand. I used them as approach shoes for hour-long mud jaunts through the Red, for scrambling up ledges and around boulders in the New, and as my daily street shoe between sends. As an avid climber with five years of global climbing experiences, and as a local climbing guide, I’ve cycled through various approach shoes with mixed results. Some performed well in mud but the rubber was too hard for decent scrambling or easy climbing. Others performed almost as well as some of my rock shoes, but were too stiff to comfortably wear on an approach. The TX3’s – though not perfect – are the most well-rounded approach shoe I’ve worn yet.
Quality
Price
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Review by Sean (Posted on 7/2/2018)
Jack of All Trades
These are the Cadillac of approach shoes and a real jack-knife to deal with different locations. The breathable upper is kind of their ace in the hole. With the rubber coming up so high, I have rarely gotten a soaker and to not have an all leather or GorTex upper means everything to someone with sweaty feet. The sole seems to last forever and smears great!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Mark (Posted on 1/12/2018)
Worthy and Better replacement to the Exum
Finally a worthy replacement for the sorely missed Exum Ridges of yesteryear. Too many companies make "approach" shoes with a narrow toe box area. Sure, they may climb a TAD better that way but how many climbers really do that? Most of us want a killer shoe for the hike up and the scramble down. I want comfort, not climbing ability per se. The old Exums were the first to do this and many lamented their demise. The TX3 is the new heir to the throne. LOVE these shoes. Comfort right out of the box. Inspiring grip and a COMFORTABLE toe box area. Thank you! I (and if one searches reviews, many others) love this shoe as it gets the fit and purpose so right. A must buy.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Matt (Posted on 11/2/2017)
Best hiking shoe I've ever worn
Put a ton of miles on these out West. No break in time, excellent straight out of the box. Excellent for bike riding as well if you don't use or like toe clips since the soles grab the pedals and stay there. Breathable mesh for walking through the occasional stream. Perfect fit for my wide width. Excellent purchase.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by mikey (Posted on 9/22/2017)
Most comfortable approach shoe
This is the most comfortable shoe I've laced up. I bought them just before my ascent to Grays Peak in Colorado. No breaking in needed. No blisters no problem. All glory!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Manuel Vicens (Posted on 8/26/2017)
Unstoppable!
Fresh out of the box for three days through the Enchantments, Leavenworth Wa. These stuck like glue to the multiple granite faces and domes. Also handled some harrowing descents through loose rock and walked like a champ on the basic rocky rooted trails.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Doug (Posted on 8/10/2017)
My favorite approach, canyoneering, backpacking show
I love this shoe--and so does everyone who I've introduced to it. Full review: https://mikeshikes.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/review-la-sportiva-tx3/

Note, the wider last is PERFECT for me. I normally find La Sportiva too narrow for my feet. Some La Sportiva fans might fight it too wide.

I wish that put a couple different versions of soles on the shoe so I could wear them in all conditions. (Great on rock. Not so great on snow or deep mud.)
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Mike (Posted on 5/7/2017)
Great breathability, and traction, poor design
Great traction, and breathability. However, the reinforced lacing system's perma-laces touch your feet at the last loop closest to the medial ankle. It is extremely irritating and somewhat painful. The tongue should have been bigger to cover this to prevent from digging into foot. I wish I could return to retailer for money back. Serious design flaw.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Hendrixx99 (Posted on 4/20/2017)
Features

• Uber-sticky Vibram® Mega-Grip™ rubber outsole with enhanced stability area and Trail Bite™ Heel Braking Platform

• Low-profile lacing harness for a snug, precise fit

• Wide forefoot fit for all day comfort and stabillity

• STB Control System™ delivers torsional rigidity and support without encumbering underfoot cushion

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 17U
SIZES: 38 - 47.5 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 12.50 oz (360g) 
LAST: Traverse 
CONSTRUCTION: Strobel lasted 
UPPER: PolyMesh / 1.5mm PU TechLite rand / Vibram® rubber toe rand 
LINING: Non-slip mesh 
MIDSOLE: Traverse injection MEMlex / STB™ Control System 
SOLE: Vibram® Mega-Grip™ Traverse with Impact Brake System™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

10 Item(s)

per page
Really good shoe overall
These fit well out of the box and I was able to hike in them comfortably right away. Rubber is sticky and they seem well built. The colors are a little bright for me, but OK for out in the woods. One change I would make is to have a sewn in heel loop similar to the Boulder X shoe. The string thing is OK for hanging on a biner, but doesn't help putting the shoe on. The heel of the shoe folds in unless you are careful. One thing I really like is the flatter toe area. Some of the current hiking shoes have a toe that is curled up way too far for me. My toes don't curl up standing barefoot.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Steve_382 (Posted on 8/18/2018)
El Cap to Chaos
A good approach shoe can be hard to find. I want something that I can climb well in, can handle jumaring up el cap, and is comfortable to wear. The TX3 fits the bill. It's a rugged shoe made for longer approaches- think 3 hour hikes to the Diamond or multi-day ascents of El Cap. The shoe's stiffness makes it a solid choice for scrambling through the talus on the way to the boulders of Upper Chaos Canyon or for stepping out of the aiders on 5.8 granite terrain on El Cap. While they're a bit heavy for super light and fast missions, these shoes make up for it with durability. I've had 4 pairs and kept getting more. The rubber sticks, the stiff sole offers good edging support, and the shoes can take hundreds of miles of abuse and still hike and climb well.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by James (Posted on 8/1/2018)
Best approach shoes I've found yet
The La Sportiva TX3’s served as the perfect shoe to help get me out of my winter slump and into full-on, hardcore, spring sendage mode. Through several climbing trips to the around the Midwest and Southeast, around town, and even during a weekend in New York City, the TX3’s provided a great fusion of function, fashion, and comfort.

Thanks to the Midwest’s ever-changing weather, I was able to put the TX3’s to the test in mud, snow, ice, concrete, rock, and sand. I used them as approach shoes for hour-long mud jaunts through the Red, for scrambling up ledges and around boulders in the New, and as my daily street shoe between sends. As an avid climber with five years of global climbing experiences, and as a local climbing guide, I’ve cycled through various approach shoes with mixed results. Some performed well in mud but the rubber was too hard for decent scrambling or easy climbing. Others performed almost as well as some of my rock shoes, but were too stiff to comfortably wear on an approach. The TX3’s – though not perfect – are the most well-rounded approach shoe I’ve worn yet.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Sean (Posted on 7/2/2018)
Jack of All Trades
These are the Cadillac of approach shoes and a real jack-knife to deal with different locations. The breathable upper is kind of their ace in the hole. With the rubber coming up so high, I have rarely gotten a soaker and to not have an all leather or GorTex upper means everything to someone with sweaty feet. The sole seems to last forever and smears great!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Mark (Posted on 1/12/2018)
Worthy and Better replacement to the Exum
Finally a worthy replacement for the sorely missed Exum Ridges of yesteryear. Too many companies make "approach" shoes with a narrow toe box area. Sure, they may climb a TAD better that way but how many climbers really do that? Most of us want a killer shoe for the hike up and the scramble down. I want comfort, not climbing ability per se. The old Exums were the first to do this and many lamented their demise. The TX3 is the new heir to the throne. LOVE these shoes. Comfort right out of the box. Inspiring grip and a COMFORTABLE toe box area. Thank you! I (and if one searches reviews, many others) love this shoe as it gets the fit and purpose so right. A must buy.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Matt (Posted on 11/2/2017)
Best hiking shoe I've ever worn
Put a ton of miles on these out West. No break in time, excellent straight out of the box. Excellent for bike riding as well if you don't use or like toe clips since the soles grab the pedals and stay there. Breathable mesh for walking through the occasional stream. Perfect fit for my wide width. Excellent purchase.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by mikey (Posted on 9/22/2017)
Most comfortable approach shoe
This is the most comfortable shoe I've laced up. I bought them just before my ascent to Grays Peak in Colorado. No breaking in needed. No blisters no problem. All glory!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Manuel Vicens (Posted on 8/26/2017)
Unstoppable!
Fresh out of the box for three days through the Enchantments, Leavenworth Wa. These stuck like glue to the multiple granite faces and domes. Also handled some harrowing descents through loose rock and walked like a champ on the basic rocky rooted trails.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Doug (Posted on 8/10/2017)
My favorite approach, canyoneering, backpacking show
I love this shoe--and so does everyone who I've introduced to it. Full review: https://mikeshikes.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/review-la-sportiva-tx3/

Note, the wider last is PERFECT for me. I normally find La Sportiva too narrow for my feet. Some La Sportiva fans might fight it too wide.

I wish that put a couple different versions of soles on the shoe so I could wear them in all conditions. (Great on rock. Not so great on snow or deep mud.)
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Mike (Posted on 5/7/2017)
Great breathability, and traction, poor design
Great traction, and breathability. However, the reinforced lacing system's perma-laces touch your feet at the last loop closest to the medial ankle. It is extremely irritating and somewhat painful. The tongue should have been bigger to cover this to prevent from digging into foot. I wish I could return to retailer for money back. Serious design flaw.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Hendrixx99 (Posted on 4/20/2017)


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