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This material dries quite quickly, although the lack of drainage holes mean the lower part of your foot remains wet for longer. But I feel more secure in the TX3 when compared to the TX2 and I think that is mostly because of the fit. Not only are they useless in terms of quality — my first ones broke within an hour of use — but they are also quite short. When standing in slings and aiders for hours on end, you'll want a stiff and supportive outsole to prevent the sling from pinching your feet all day.

The Guide Tennie’s snug toe box and stiff, streamlined build make it better on technical terrain than the TX shoes.

The La Sportiva TX4 is a fantastic choice for big wall climbing or when you need to carry big loads.

While the TX2 lagged in durability, the heavy lugs and tough mesh of the TX3 made for an exceptional alpine climbing shoe. The TX3 lies in the middle in terms of weight and durability, with a lightweight synthetic upper similar to the TX2, but the stable sole and Impact Brake System of the TX4, providing stability and comfort on the trail. While some committed ultralighters advocate wearing neoprene socks with non-waterproof, lightweight shoes such as the TX3 in wet conditions, I personally prefer to go with a waterproof-breathable shoe or boot, and pairing that with more comfortable, wool socks. Shoved in cracks or perched on dime edges, it has the ability to perform almost as well as a dedicated rock climbing shoe.

If for some reason you need an approach shoe that can handle delicate edging or higher-end climbing performance, I think a lower volume fit and more sensitive midsole like that on the Cruzer Classic might make more sense. The other issue with the lacing, particularly for people with broader feet, is that they are more exposed to wear than many other canyoning shoes. La Sportiva's footwear seems to often be described as narrow (I found this true of their mountaineering boots, for which I go with Scarpa instead) but the Wildcat is described as medium/wide and fits me well and the TX series is also described as wide. La Sportiva’s popular TX lineup runs the gamut from the minimalist TX2 approach shoe to the mid-height TXS hiking boot.

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