Who should buy the La Sportiva TXS GTX
A well-built hiking boot for some of your toughest hikes, the La Sportiva TXS GTX gets excellent ratings in many different aspects. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that has a durable mesh upper, an extra-grippy sole, and a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof lining for weather protection.
- Prefer a hiking boot that is designed for freedom of movement.
Updates to La Sportiva TXS GTX
- This rugged hiker from La Sportiva combines the best qualities of the Trango and TX models. It features a durable mesh upper, an extra-grippy sole, and a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof lining for weather protection.
- It comes with a 3D Flex design for freedom of movement, a Vibram rubber rand for 360-degree protection, and a differentiated lacing system for a secure fit.
Size and fit
The La Sportiva TXS GTX is a mid-top hiker featuring a 3D Flex system which gives the ankle freedom of movement. The mesh upper hugs the foot snugly while its unique lacing system lets the wearer adjust the tightness of the forefoot differently from the top part of the boot. Furthermore, the tongue and collar are well-padded which ensures comfort in your every move.
Excellent braking system
This boot is equipped with a Vibram outsole that is long-wearing and highly resistant to abrasion. The aggressive tread pattern and wide contact areas create a solid bond to varying surfaces while the Impact Brake System (IBS) increases the shoe's stopping ability by up to 20%. This makes the TXS GTX ideal for hiking in the mountains where you are likely to traverse steep hills and descending paths.
Mud or dirt resistant
Furthermore, there's enough space between the lugs so that there's no mud or dirt that will get stuck and slow you down.
Precise and durable boot construction
Between the midsole and the outsole is a durable EVA midsole that is integrated into the boot through direct injection. Compared to the traditional method of mold compression, this process leads to a more precise and durable boot construction.
Comfortable and supportive cushioning
The TXS GTX hiker also comes with a removable Ortholite performance insole that is 4mm-thick, giving the foot extra cushioning, support, and protection against uneven terrain.
For the upper, this boot uses high-performance mesh that is substantially resistant to abrasion. It's very breathable as well. So even if the La Sportiva TXS GTX boot has a waterproof lining, it's less likely to cause overheating. Reinforcing the durable upper is a rubber rand also from Vibram. The rand protects the mesh upper and the stitching around it where wearing usually occurs, thereby enhancing the longevity of the footwear.
Inside the boot is the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort which protects your foot from getting wet on the trail. And since it's a mid-height model, Completing the upper is a differentiated lacing system comprised of hooks on the top half and loops on the bottom.
This mid-cut, yellow-profile boot is ideal for hikers and backpackers looking for an abrasion-resistant boot to use in navigating rugged terrain with heavy loads.