About La Sportiva TX3 Approach Shoes (For Women)
Closeouts. One pair of shoes to do it all! La Sportiva's TX3 approach shoes have a wide forefoot fit, supportive footbed and lugged outsoles for comfort and stability on the trails to and from your climbing spot. And, thanks to the sticky Vibram® rubber outsole and toe rand, there's no need to change shoes for the climb itself.
Specs about La Sportiva TX3 Approach Shoes (For Women)
- Upper: PolyMesh and 1.5mm Polyurethane TechLite rand with Vibram® rubber toe rand
- Lining: Mesh
- Removable insole
- Outsole: Vibram® rubber with Impact Brake System
- Heel height: 1-1/4"
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 4 oz.
- All specs based on size 8
- Made in China
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Great shoe for scramblingReviewed by Climbing mom from Alabama on Wednesday, October 17, 2018These are great for scrambling and hiking on rocky trail at a good pace. They are wide, but my feet are on the wide side so they are perfect. I got the 36.5 and wear a 6.5-7 women's shoe size. They are not super supportive (which is why they got 4 stars instead of 5) so I have really only worn them for short approaches and not done any long hikes in them. That being said I have not had any foot pain doing short hikes so I may give a long one a go at some point.
Not true to sizeVerified Buyer Reviewed by AZhiker from Arizona on Wednesday, November 15, 2017They run large by half a size, I usually wear them with medium thick hiking socks to prevent blisters. Breathable lining, light weight and very confortable.
Great approach shoeVerified Buyer Reviewed by Girl in the wild from Red rock Nevada on Tuesday, November 14, 2017This is my second pair of these great shoes. The rubber is sticky, the shoe is surprisingly comfortable right out of the box, little to no break in period, and I have climbed 5.6-5.7 in them depending on the style of rock. The shape is perfect for people with a wide forefoot (or people like me with messed up skier/climber feet).
Only real downsides are:
A) laces seems to persist in coming untied and a square knot is the only thing that seems to hold them reliably.
B) the upper material (by virtue of being light weight and well ventilated) isn’t super burly and I tore through my first pair in about a year. Admittedly, they were worn about 150 days in that year, and my husband’s leather uppered version has held up nicely.
Winter walkersVerified Buyer Reviewed by sunlover from Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 31, 2017Love these. They are wider which is great for me so I can wear a thick sock for our cold winters. Very good traction and fun design.
great light approach shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Sof the climber from Missouri on Monday, August 7, 2017Great shoes. Not sure why you were missing a size though... you seem to have 1/2 sizes throughout but for the 8.5 ( maybe you ran out?....
I got the 9 and it will be good with thicker socks. Otherwise the shoes themselves are Very comfy.
My Feet Thank YouVerified Buyer Reviewed by Designsbytinalouise from California on Monday, July 10, 2017I was recommended La Sportiva by a fellow hiker who has had her hiking sneakers for over 2 years and has used them almost weekly for 2 years and the soles look great.
When I got my TX3's, I had gotten a size too big, and the Customer Service was so helpful in helping my exchange for the smaller size. I received the replacement shoes in less than a week. I've taken 2 fairly strenuous hikes and my feet were comfortable the whole time - no blisters or soreness. They are also extremely light.
I look forward to using them on local hikes along with an upcoming trip to Sedona. AZ.
Excellent sturdy approach shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by Emily - Outdoor Enthusiast from Colorado-Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 7, 2017These shoes are amazing, I love la sportiva climbing shoes, but these are great for the pesky approaches/hiking before hand. Plus, they are super cute and stylish!
Great shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by New climber from Iowa on Monday, May 22, 2017Size down a half or one full size. I wear a 9 normally, but needed an 8.5 (40.5) in these. I'm a new climber and haven't quite gotten used to having my toes scrunched uncomfortably in climbing shoes yet. These are super comfy and work great for the gym. I haven't taken them outside yet, but they are well worth the money.
very comfortableVerified Buyer Reviewed by Campingirl from the AT in TN on Thursday, May 4, 2017These trail runners are very comfortable, much like a sock with a shoe bottom. Because of the flexibility/stretch in the side walls, I am hesitant. I believed if you need these shoes for technical use, it could let your foot slide around on the foot bed which could lead to serious issues on the trail. Because of that, I'm sending these back since I need a pair for rocky terrain and I'm not willing to chance it. If you are on flat terrain, go for it.
great shoesVerified Buyer Reviewed by woman who runs from Durango, CO on Wednesday, March 8, 2017I had a previous pair of La Sportive approach shoes which I loved for their excellent traction for scrambling, especially on slick rock. But they were narrow in the toe box and made of suede which took forever to dry if you got them wet (which often happens in canyoneering situations). These shoes fix both those problems, and they're cute besides! I wear a women's 7, B width; size 38 fits with room to wiggle my toes, but not so wide that my foot slops around. Perfect.
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