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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $120.00 at REI
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Pros Excellent smearing, edges, and crack climbingLightweight, comfortable, supportive, climb wellAwesome balance of hiking and climbing abilities, great supportSupportive, durable, very sticky rubberDurable, great traction in dirt and mud, excellent value, workhorse approach shoe
Cons Not as light as some competitorsSynthetic uppers not as durable as leatherRelatively heavy and bulkyHeavyHeavy and bulky, especially when carrying on your harness or in a pack
Bottom Line This shoe is the favorite of our testers for easy scrambles and climbsOnly snow and ice can stop these approach machinesSpecializing in heavy loads and big wall climbing, this model is also a well-rounded favoriteIf you find other brands run too wide, these may be the best choice for long approachesThis workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap
Rating Categories Five Ten Guide Tennie La Sportiva TX2 La Sportiva TX4 Scarpa Crux La Sportiva Boulder X
Climbing Ability (35%)
10
9
8
9
9
Hiking Comfort (25%)
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Support (20%)
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Weight And Packability (20%)
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Specs Five Ten Guide... La Sportiva TX2 La Sportiva TX4 Scarpa Crux La Sportiva...
Outsole Stealth C4 dot Vibram Mega-Grip Vibram Mega-Grip with Trail Bite heel Vibram vertical approach Vibram Idro-Grip V-Smear dot pattern
Upper Material Suede & synthetic Polyester mesh Leather Leather Leather
Weight per Pair (in oz) 28.8 oz (size 9.5) 20.3 oz (size 9.5) 26.2 oz (size 9.5) 27.2 oz (size 9.5) 32.8 oz (size 9.5)
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Mid Height Available? Yes No Yes No No
Midsole Compression molded EVA Mem-lex/C2 Combo Cord Traverse injection MEMlex EVA Micropore EVA
Sticky Rubber? Toe Rand? Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes
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