Approach Footwear


As low as €9,999.00
A shoe for rapid approach routes, part of the Traverse X series: designed for approach routes and multi-function use on mixed terrain in the mountains. The shoe offers the perfect combination of protection, lightweight and breathability thanks to the mesh uppers.
color: Black/Yellow
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A shoe for quick approach routes that belongs to the Traverse X approach series: designed for technical walks and multi-function use on mixed terrain in the mountains. Every detail has been studied to guarantee lightweight, grip, comfort and protection in the approach phase and to favour a more technical use right up to the base of the wall. TX3 is a sturdy, “built to last” model thanks to the inner support system and the fabric uppers with no inserts, high abrasion resistance is guaranteed thanks to the Pu TechLite all-around rand, the Vibram MegaGrip sole with climbing zone at the toe and rear Impact Brake System is conceived for climbing routes and technical return trails. The lacing system derives for the Mythos climbing model and allows regulation of tension and internal volumes in one simple move.Traverse X is the ultimate expression of moving in the mountains in comfort, rapidity and safety.

tech info

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The innovative system is applied to the sole to absorb negative ground impact, help traction and improve grip downhill.
Created and developed by the R&D department at La Sportiva, it offers real advantages during racing by reducing negative ground impact. The unique position of the lugs allows as many of them as possible to come into contact with the ground, for maximum impact absorption.

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Standard compression molded EVA midsoles provide durability and reactivity on soft ground where the need for shock absorption is reduced.

The La Sportiva Mountain Running® footwear adopts 3 different kind of midsoles depending on the style and on the needed performances

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Vibram sole to ensure an optimal balance between performance and durability.

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Ortholite Approach

Breathable fabric + 1,5 mm PU TechLite rand and rubber toe for extra protection.
Non-slip Mesh.
Shock absorbing, injected EVA.
4mm Ortholite Approach.
Vibram Mega-Grip with Impact Brake System and climbing zone at the toe.
Mythos lacing system.
36 - 47,5 (including half sizes)
350 g (half pair, size 42)


+ Essential design thanks to the fabric uppers with no added inserts
+ A sturdy “built to last” boot with an internal, thermo adhesive support structure and an external mesh fabric.
+ STB Control System™: the uppers wrap around the midsole at the middle of the boot enhancing stability in traverse and providing a snug fit for enhanced comfort and precision.
+ The PU TechLite rand and rubber toe protection provide high abrasion resistance and reduced weights
+ Vibram MegaGrip Sole with Impact Brake System at the back of the boot. Trail Bite Heel enhances the downhill grip. Climbing zone at the toe for climbing routes and return trails.

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Used them for two trips so far and they're great! Completely satisfied with both quality and usefulness so far.