Who should buy the La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX

The La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX has greatness written all over it, thanks to its collection of approach-centric pros. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that gives wearers adequate ankle support with its mid-top construction
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers comfort while walking on flatter surfaces
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides enhanced stability over rugged terrain.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX logo

Excellent traction

On the surface grip front, the TX4 Mid GTX relies on its Megagrip Traverse outsole from Vibram. It has multi-sided and circular studs (also known as lugs) for extra bite over loose- and soft-soiled terrain. As it comes built with the Impact Break System or IBS, its braking power is enhanced by 20%. This exclusive technology from Scarpa also helps reduce force due to impact by 20%.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX outsole

Excellent grip

This sticky layer has its front end furnished with Climbing Zone. Its presence provides a kind of grip that allows users to edge and smear with increased security.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX outsole 1.0

Grant hikers ample stability and protection over rough terrain

The La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX is built with an injected midsole called MEMlex to grant hikers ample stability and protection over rough terrain. Its segmented construction provides adventurers with extra midfoot flexibility. 

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX midsole

Underfoot support and comfort

This component, which is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA, also mitigates shock on every landing. A 4-millimeter thick footbed from Ortholite sits on top of it for additional underfoot support and comfort.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX Underfoot support and comfort

Offer protection against abrasions 

The TX4 Mid GTX by La Sportiva has the foot safely encased in its stitched-on mid-cut leather upper. It is engineered with a 1.5-millimeter thick polyurethane (PU) rand called TechLite which safeguards the shoe from abrasions and gives wearers improved climbing security. It comes with a rubber toe cap courtesy of Vibram, protecting users from frontal assaults and abrasive hazards. The hiker’s fit management system consists of combination eyelets and synthetic lace.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX upper

Waterproof and breathable

When it comes to waterproofing, this leather approach shoe is armed with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort liner. This waterproofing technology also provides enhanced breathability.

La Sportiva TX4 Mid GTX upper 3.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 460g / Women 440g
Base model: La Sportiva TX4
Features: Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather, Rubber sole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Top: Mid

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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.