Who should buy the La Sportiva TX2

The La Sportiva TX2 has enough qualities to provide satisfaction in a variety of approach scenarios. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is engineered for folks who wish to tackle approaches with enough underfoot support and security.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that has a stretchy cord around each shoe’s heel, allowing the pair to be stacked for easy carrying and storage.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides users enhanced rigidity for additional support during twisting maneuvers.

La Sportiva TX2 logo

Excellent grip performance

The TX2 from La Sportiva offers adequate grip performance on different types of terrain with its long-wearing Vibram outsole. Its overall stickiness, which works whether the surface is dry or wet, is thanks to the Megagrip compound. 

La Sportiva TX2 outsole

Provides slip resistance

It comes populated with circular protrusions (commonly known as lugs) to deliver sufficient slip resistance on soft or loose soil. It also has a dedicated climbing zone at the forefoot to provide hikers with more latching power while smearing.

La Sportiva TX2 outsole 1

Rigid and lightweight

On the La Sportiva TX2’s injection-molded MEMlex midsole, wearers can trample over rugged terrain with as much cushioning and protection as possible. It is made with a combination of rigidity and lightness to give outdoorsy men and women a stable ride without weighing them down. At its heel is where the ComboCord is safely lodged.

La Sportiva TX2 midsole

Comfortable underfoot cushioning

On top of the TX2’s midsole is an approach-specific Ortholite footbed. This underfoot component is both resilient and cushy for added comfort and support.

La Sportiva TX2 insole

Provides protection against hazards

The La Sportiva TX2 (men’s and women’s) shields the foot from various terrain hazards in its knitted polyester mesh upper. Inside this low-cut shell is a liner made of non-slip mesh. Its lower perimeter—from heel to forefoot—has a rubber rand for extra abrasion protection.

La Sportiva TX2 upper

Provides toe and heel support

The upper’s toe box comes with the TechLite toe cap, which is made of polyurethane (PU). Its rear end, on the other hand, is furnished with a similar reinforcement for improved support around the heel.

La Sportiva TX2 upper 1

Secure fit

This approach hiker puts a unique spin on its closure system. Indeed, it features a series of loops and non-plated and plated lace holes for eyelets. The shoe’s lace, however, takes a more traditional approach by being made of interwoven synthetic cords.

La Sportiva TX2 laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.9oz / Women 7.9oz
Update: La Sportiva TX4
Features: Breathable / Lightweight
Material: Mesh upper, Knit upper
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva
Randing: Full

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Author
Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.