Review: La Sportiva TX4

Climbers are notorious for owning shoes for every condition and climbing style.

When it comes to choosing approach shoes, simplify. La Sportiva’s TX4 has a wide forefoot that provides welcome relief from your tortuous rock shoes, and the Vibram Megagrip soles maintain maximum purchase in both wet and dry conditions.

The shoe even provides a handy “Climbing Zone” label under the toe, in case you forget how to use your feet. $140.