Who should buy the La Sportiva TX5 GTX

Despite being a challenge to wear when it comes to width, the TX5 GTX, has qualities that make it yet another La Sportiva masterpiece. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a robust trekking boot capable of giving its wearers enough support and comfort whether on or off the beaten path.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers precision and control on steep terrain.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that is engineered with a brand-owned technology called STB control system which ups its stability game. 

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Provides sufficient traction over slippery surfaces

This waterproof hiker provides sufficient traction over slippery surfaces thanks to its Vibram Megagrip outsole. It comes with aggressively shaped lugs and the Impact Brake System, both of which bolster the outsole’s grip performance.

La Sportiva TX5 GTX outsole

Stable and comfortable cushioning

An injection-molded midsole made of EVA is the component responsible for giving users the right amount of stability and cushioning over uneven terrain. It has a TPU stabilizer for enhanced balance on considerably rough surfaces. For extra underfoot comfort, on the other hand, this cushy layer is paired with a 4-mm thick footbed from Ortholite.

La Sportiva TX5 GTX midsole

Abrasion-resistant rubber rand and sturdy toe cap

The high-cut upper of the La Sportiva TX5 GTX is made of nubuck leather. Both its abrasion-resistant rubber rand and sturdy toe cap are courtesy of Vibram. Since it's a boot with Gore-Tex’s liner (GTX Extended Comfort), trekkers can expect a watertight yet breathable backpacking experience in it.

La Sportiva TX5 GTX upper 1.0

Excellent ankle support

Completing the TX5 GTX’s upper is its ghillie lacing. It is primarily made up of synthetic lace and combination eyelets. It is engineered with a cord-like strap at the flex point which, when utilized, further improves the footgear’s ankle support.

La Sportiva TX5 GTX ankle support

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 18.6oz
Use: Backpacking, Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.