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La Sportiva TX4
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $140.00 at REI
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Pros Awesome balance of hiking and climbing abilities, great supportLightweight, comfortable, supportive, climb wellSupportive, durable, very sticky rubberComfortable, supportive, durableDurable, great traction in dirt and mud, excellent value, workhorse approach shoe
Cons Relatively heavy and bulkySynthetic uppers not as durable as leatherHeavyExpensive, not great for edgingHeavy and bulky, especially when carrying on your harness or in a pack
Bottom Line Specializing in heavy loads and big wall climbing, this model is also a well-rounded favoriteOnly snow and ice can stop these approach machinesIf you find other brands run too wide, these may be the best choice for long approachesThis shoe justifies its heavier weight with exceptional support and hiking performanceThis workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap
Rating Categories La Sportiva TX4 La Sportiva TX2 Scarpa Crux Scarpa Mescalito La Sportiva Boulder X
Climbing Ability (35%)
8
9
9
7
9
Hiking Comfort (25%)
10
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Support (20%)
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Weight And Packability (20%)
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Specs La Sportiva TX4 La Sportiva TX2 Scarpa Crux Scarpa Mescalito La Sportiva...
Outsole Vibram Mega-Grip with Trail Bite heel Vibram Mega-Grip Vibram vertical approach Vibram Dynamis LBT, Megagrip Vibram Idro-Grip V-Smear dot pattern
Upper Material Leather Polyester mesh Leather Leather Leather
Weight per Pair (in oz) 26.2 oz (size 9.5) 20.3 oz (size 9.5) 27.2 oz (size 9.5) 32.0 oz (size 10.5) 32.8 oz (size 9.5)
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Mid Height Available? Yes No No Yes No
Midsole Traverse injection MEMlex Mem-lex/C2 Combo Cord EVA 2D EVA-CM Micropore EVA
Sticky Rubber? Toe Rand? Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes Yes, Yes
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