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  • Uber-sticky Vibram Mega-Grip Traverse rubber outsoles with enhanced stability areas and Trail Bite heel braking platforms keep you glued to the trail
  • Low-profile lacing harnesses for a snug, precise fit
  • Wide forefoot fit for all-day comfort and stability
  • STB Control System delivers torsional rigidity and support without sacrificing underfoot cushion


View all La Sportiva Women's Hiking Shoes

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Best Use Hiking
Upper Mesh
Lining Mesh
Midsole Injected MEMlex
Outsole Vibram Mega-Grip Traverse rubber
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 4 oz. ounces
Gender Women's
Vegan Yes

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Sizing notes

For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe. For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Durability vs comfort got these last minute for a major climbing trip, and didn't have time to order online. They didn't have my size -- I got the size US 6.5 which was incorrectly translated from a size 37.5 (La Sportiva seems to do this a lot and it's the smallest REI said they carry). They were definitely a size too big. DESPITE this they held me up while I climbed for a week in the North Cascades - they were super sticky on rock, really comfortable and decent for the hike in on scree and talus due to the lugs on the bottom. The fabric makes me wonder if they would get holes really fast, but I really liked them and would be tempted to get them in my size. Generally I wear a size 6.5 or 7, ie a size 36-37, so if you're going by US sizes, size down.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light, durable, Large toebox Sportiva fits me well, footwear and clothing. I swear by the Boulder X's which have been my go to approach shoe for everything from easygoing solos to rescue use in challenging terrain. I bought the TX3s to replace them, hoping to have a lighter pair of shoes to take up long routes. Pros: Lighter than Boulder X's, durable (the mesh is BURLIER than you think), sticky rubber, sweeeet colors Cons: Fit. The heel, midsole, and width of the forefoot fits well, but the toebox has too much volume for my feet. In speaking with a rep, he said this line of shoes was made with a more "American" foot in mind, hence the higher volume toebox (vs. their traditional low volume/Euro fit). For a shoe that I use to solo some routes in, it made me nervous to have wasted space around my toes. They performed ok, but I wasn't confident in them. They do not hold an edge as well as the X's. The extra volume allows the shoe to fold when standing on small edges. But the sticky rubber made up for some of that. Also, I'd suggest ordering a half size down from your normal sportiva size if you have low volume feet. Conclusion: I REALLY want to love them, but due to 1. Not being able to use them on small edges bc of the voluminous toebox vs. my low vol feet and 2. The outer lip rubs my lateral ankle, I will be going back to the Boulder X or maybe the TX2.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect out of the box! These shoes were comfortable out of the box. I wore these shoes while climbing up Mount Washington in NH. Perfect amount of cushion and grippiness. I wear a 8-8.5 size shoe. I bought a 40.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the shoe, hate the sizing. Amazing shoes and I want to love them, but no matter what I do I cannot keep my foot from sliding around inside them. Therefore, I am having knee problems and am forced to toss them. So sad.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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I generally hike on rocky terrain in the desert SW. I've been wearing Keen's for years and have decided they are too heavy. I'm considering these-- would you recommend them? Also, I generally wear a size 8- based on reviews, not sure what size to choos

Asked by: J Paye
The TX 3 Approach shoes are suitable for day hikes with varied conditions from smooth paths to rugged terrain. Consistent with approach shoe design this shoe will have a fitted slightly narrow cut but is considered to fit true-to-size in length.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-30
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