Approach Footwear


As low as €174.90
A leather shoe part of the Traverse X approach series, designed for technical approach routes, via ferrate and hiking: lightweight, comfortable and with a look derived from climbing it is the ideal choice for mountaineers and mountain enthusiasts.
color: Blue/Papaya
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Leather shoe designed for technical approach routes and via ferrata, part of the Traverse X approach series: ideal for prolonged use by mountain guides and all those who work in the mountains. Every detail has been studied to guarantee grip, comfort and protection during approach routes and to encourage technical use right up to the base of the wall. TX4 is a sturdy “built to last” boot, thanks to the STB Control System™ that provides structure and torsion stability. The hard wearing leather uppers have an essential design and are high abrasion resistance thanks to the PU TechLite all-around rand: The Vibram MegaGrip sole with climbing zone at the toe and Impact Brake System at the rear are designed for climbing routes and return trails on technical terrain. The lacing system derives from the Mythos climbing shoe and regulates tension and internal volume in one easy move. Traverse X the ultimate expression of moving in the mountains in comfort, speed and safety.

tech info

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Highe degree of cushoning and high elasticity of the fabric. These features assist “push off” during the propulsion phase while running, making these models who use injected midsoles, ideal for use on off-road trails. Furthermore, EVA Injected midsole drastically reduce the “squash” effect of the EVA over time, allowing the product to mantain the same features for its entire duration.

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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Ortholite Approach

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

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In typical outdoor slang, the expression, “traverse ” indicates the approach to a climbing wall, a crossing on mixed terrain, a technical passage in off-road racing.
Approach, Mountaineering and Mountain Running: 3 different approaches to outdoor exploits condensed in a “multifunction” series, Traverse X: 3 different models similar in design, lacing system, grip and comfort fit, differentiated in weight and materials.

+ Shock absorption, fit and flexibility derived from Mountain Running
+ Mountaineering durability and protection
+ Lacing inspired by climbing shoes
+ Rock Climbing grip with the exclusive VIBRAM® MEGAGRIP Sole

Suede leather and protective 1,5 mm PU TechLite rand and rubber toe for extra protection.
Shock absorbing, injected EVA.
Ortholite Approach 4 mm.
Mega-Grip Vibram sole with Impact Brake System and climbing zone at the toe.
37 - 47,5 (including half sizes).
Mythos lacing system.
365gr half pair, size 42.


+ The most structured and long lasting boot in the Traverse X series thanks to the leather uppers
+ STB Control System™: the uppers wrap around the midsole at the middle of the boot enhancing stability on traverses providing a snug fit for enhanced comfort and precision.
+ High abrasion resistance and reduced weights thanks to the PU TechLite rand and rubber toe for extra protection, Vibram MegaGrip sole with Impact Brake System at the rear, Trail Bite Heel enhances the downhill grip. Climbing zone at the toe for climbing routes and return trails.

shipping time and returns policy

In general, shipments to Italy are delivered within 2/3 working days.

Shipments to the rest of the European Union take approximately 2/5 working days.

Shipments to the rest of the world take approximately 7/8 working days (not accounting for customs delays).

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shipping costs and payment methods

The shipping for CE countries is free for all orders over € 180. In case of return the shipping costs will be at your charge, you can ship back with any courier or postal service that has a tracking number.

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After wearing shoes for few walks around the park I developed a great pain just below my right ankle. The pressure point is very hard and I never had same issue with any other shoes. TX4 look great so maybe I just a faulty pair 🤞 waiting for customer service guys to come back to me.
Can’t complain at all, just brilliant, not sure if it’s my feet post Achilles injury, but I was 1/2 size bigger than normal size . Fit great good detail and manufacturing.
Comfortable straight from the box, well made and feel durable. Would definitely recommend
This is the second pair that I bought. I bought the first pair 2 years ago and have worn them lots. They are very comfortable, give good grip, and are quite waterproof when treated with a water proofer. The inside back of the heel wore holes after about 18 months. Now the laces needed to be replaced and the tread is nearly worn away. So I ordered so new ones! Will probably do the same again in 2 years' time.
Fab colour - sure to get you noticed!
Good product and sizes are as expected (i.e - do not come up too big or small)
I have bought La Spotiva footwear before. I always find that I need to order a size larger than I need to with most other makers. The shoes are a great fit and excellent for hill walking.
my husband has just worn out his old pair, and wanted the same again as he found them really comfortable. it was good to find them in a different colour.
To go short, the TX4’s are “the alternative” for my tennies. Fifth pair. For me a better fit. I prefer a wide tobox. The rubber is perfect sticky for an approach shoe, with a smile, since I don’t try to climb 5.10 in them. Good support on the trail and more. They last a year of intense use, daily use, the nylon version lasts even longer then the leather one’s. Don’t buy them in Gore-Tex if not needed. Warmer. The string system lasts a lifetime of the shoe though it seems thin and works fine like on their Mythos. They don’t stretch too much over time.