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-The TX Top GTX is La Sportiva’s response to the challenges hikers face, especially in technical approach situations. It has waterproofing from Gore-Tex and a built-in anti-drag stretch gaiter, making it a competent tool for approach endeavors in both cold and damp conditions.
-La Sportiva shoemakers engineered the TX Top GTX with the STB Control System. This piece of proprietary technology bolsters the overall supportiveness of the shoe. It also improves the torsional rigidity of its midsole, enhancing the hiker’s stability during twisting maneuvers as a result.
The La Sportiva TX Top GTX is a mid-cut approach shoe built specifically for men. Users can expect a secure lockdown in it using the shoe’s quick lacing system and zip-up gaiter.
The ability to stay as surefooted as possible over slippery terrain is courtesy of the TX Top GTX’s Vibram Megagrip outsole. It promises sufficient slip resistance on a variety of surfaces with its multi-faceted lugs and grippy treads. The rubber compound used in its construction—Megagrip—delivers a kind of traction that kicks in even when the ground is wet.
It is imbued with IBS or Impact Brake System. As its name implies, this company-exclusive tech grants wearers improved braking power on descents. It also mitigates returning force due to impact by approximately 20%.
The La Sportiva TX Top GTX has an injected EVA midsole with STB inserts for stability, cushioning, and shock absorption. Its build is segmented, which renders the shoe adequately flexible. Its engineers topped it with a 4-mm thick footbed called Ortholite Approach for extra cushioning and support underfoot.
The majority of the TX Top GTX’s main shell is made of mesh fabric. It comes with a non-removable water-repellent gaiter with PU Tech-Lite randing. Its bootie is engineered with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort technology, making the boot amply breathable and waterproof at the same time. The upper’s lower perimeter comes with a rubber rand for abrasion protection and additional grip around certain projections.
Completing the TX Top GTX’s upper equation is the shoe’s lockdown system. It consists of a sturdy cord for a lace and synthetic loops for eyelets.