La Sportiva TX Guide
Technical approach shoe designed for mountain guides and mountain workers looking for a top performance product for approach routes and climbing. TX Guide is the most technical shoe in the La Sportiva TX Series. It is dedicated to technical approach routes and climbing and is designed for mountain guides and mountain workers looking for a long lasting, high performance product.
Versatile, lightweight and protective, it is ideal for walk-run & climb approach routes as suggested by the aesthetics derived from a perfect combination of running/approach and the technical solutions inspired by the climbing world (sole, rand and lacing). The shoe uses the new Tech-fit: dry and snug fitting for maximum performance. It is very stable at the toe and allows to keep the edge in climbing. The highly abrasion resistant uppers are made from a single layer for optimization of internal volumes, with protective internal reinforcements in microfiber and external TPU reinforcements to guarantee abrasion resistance. The lacing is asymmetrical and approach-style up to the toe for maximum fit accuracy while the back part of the boot recalls the Mythos Style and allows for a perfect support at the heel. The protective Climbing-inspired rand uses PU-TECH Lite. The construction of the tongue derives from the solutions applied to running shoes: the cuff prevents the entry of external elements during walking. The sole/midsole package uses shock absorbing, dual compressed EVA on the heel and a stabilizer on the forefoot: the front part of the midsole is co-printed with a TPU layer that acts as a climbing zone stabilizer, medial shank and rock-guard layer on the forefoot.
The Vibram Megagrip and Vibram Idrogrip dual compound sole is the perfect combination of grip and durability while the pronounced heel facilitates downhill braking and provides greater uphill grip.
Megagrip and Idrogrip Sole
Vibram Megagrip and Vibram Idrogrip dual compound sole: the perfect combination of grip and durability.
Technology and Compound
Unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces.
Superior grip with rugged longevity.
Optimal balance of stability and flexibility for ground adaptation.
Ideal on wet surfaces.
Improved grip on slippery terrain.
Inspired by free climbing rubber.