La Sportiva designed the TX Guide to bridge the gap between trail runners and approach shoes. A sticky rubber outsole with a smooth toe lends confidence when edging and smearing. The dual-density foam midsole lends a cushy yet supportive ride when racking up miles on the trail, and a durable, breathable nylon upper with reinforced lacing protects against abrasion from climbing. These shoes have a low-volume fit; narrow-footed climbers rejoice. Available at Uphill Pursuits; $159.