La Sportiva TX4 | Mens Hiking and Approach Shoe | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)
La Sportiva TX4 | Mens Hiking and Approach Shoe | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)
La Sportiva TX4 | Mens Hiking and Approach Shoe | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)
La Sportiva TX4 | Mens Hiking and Approach Shoe | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)
La Sportiva TX4 | Mens Hiking and Approach Shoe | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)

La Sportiva Clearance TX4 Approach Shoe

Regular price $329.95 Sale price $197.97


La Sportiva TX4 Approach Shoe - a techy approach shoe with a big rand!

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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.

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.

EU sizes shown. Refer to Sizing guide below.

Weight (per shoe): 370 grams

  • Uber-sticky Vibram® Mega-Grip traverse outsole with enhanced stability area and Trail Bite Heel Braking Platform

  • Durable leather upper for comfort and abrasion resistance in rugged terrain

  • Wide forefoot fit for all day comfort and stability

  • STB Control System delivers torsional rigidity and support without encumbering underfoot cushion

  • Awards: OutdoorGearLab - Editors' Choice - Best overall men's approach shoe 2017

  • Weight (per shoe): 370g

  • Construction: Strobel lasted

  • Upper: Leather / 1.5mm PU TechLite rand / Vibram® rubber toe rand

  • Lining: Non-slip mesh

  • Midsole: Traverse injection MEMlex / STB Control System

  • Sole: Vibram® Mega-Grip Traverse with Impact Brake System

- 33 2.5
- 33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5 -
14 48 -
15 49 -
16 50 -


For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats and oversized items:

  • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
  • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
  • We mostly use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
  • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
  • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
  • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
  • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.


  • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
  • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
  • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
  • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

 If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:


  • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
  • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.


  • We offer an in-store pick up service.
  • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
  • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
  • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
    57A Buchan Street


  • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
  • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
  • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



  • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
  • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
  • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
  • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
  • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
  • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


  • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next working day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


  • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

  • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
  • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Alison W.
Helpful staff

I think I tried on every pair of shoes that fitted me before I bought theese shoes for tramping. This is the first time in 30 yrs of tramping that I didn't need to tape my feet to avoid blisters and we even walked 30k's one day. Thanks for your help, Alison

Great purchase

A fantastic shoe. Hard wearing, secure lacing and plenty of grip in wet underfoot conditions. Highly recommended!

Chris B.
Pretty happy

Well constructed and designed. They have a fairly technical fore-foot sole that works well scrambling and is comfortable walking. Not a lot of cushioning in the front half of the shoe so I expect a bit of discomfort from a big day on slabs. Think fiordland granite tops or long rocky descents

Neil W.
La Sportiva TX4

Most comfortable shoes I've ever owned, now on my third pair. Great support and grip and look styly too.

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