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La Sportiva Xplorer Approach Shoe - Women's

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Description

An all synthetic upper eliminates stretch and repels water while keeping the weight down. The Overwrap™ rand construction technology addresses edge roll issues by encapsulating the midsole in the rand construction, which lets you comfortably stand on smaller edges. The Vibram® X-Traction® outsole with Idro Grip compound combines lugs and edging platforms for walking and climbing performance. A dual density midsole provides excellent cushion for long days and big objectives. La Sportiva's Explorer is an excellent tool for moving fast in the mountains or getting to the crag.
  • Highly compressed EVA rock-guard in the forefoot protects against trail debris
  • To-the-toe lacing allows you to easily adjust the fit for various end uses
  • Women's specific design for maximum fit and performance
  • Specs

    Brand La Sportiva
    Weight 11.1 oz / 315 g (Single Shoe)
    Shoe Stability Neutral
    Midsole Dual Density MEMlex, TPU Stabilizer
    Sole Vibram® Idro Grip X-Traction™, Impact Brake System™
    Upper Airmesh, Hi-Wear mesh, Synthetic Leather, Vibram® Rubber Rand
    Liner Mesh (Back Half & Tongue Only)
    Last Women's Dynamic Tech
    Does this shoe come in widths? No
    Country Of Origin Asia
    Material Synthetic
    Sizing Women's EU 36 - 43

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    Money Back Guarantee

    If you are not 100% satisfied with what you have purchased from CampSaver within 60 days of purchase, you can take advantage of our 60 Day No-Hassle Money Back Guarantee. What does that mean to you? We'll exchange your product for free or give you a full refund. You'll never be left regretting your purchase with CampSaver. We've got you covered. 

    Extended Return Policy

    On top of our other fantastic policies described above, CampSaver has a very liberal 180 Day New/Unopened Return Policy. New, unused, or unopened products (excludes items from The Shed) may be returned to us for up to 180 days, no questions asked. I

    Fit Guarantee

    All New Men's and Women's apparel and footwear (excludes items in the Shed) comes with what we like to call a Fit Guarantee. If the apparel/footwear you purchased does not fit comfortably and you'd like to exchange it for another size, we will cover not only the cost of the return shipping, but also shipping the replacement size. The Fit Guarantee only applies to shipping within the continental United States. At CampSaver you can buy with confidence that you will like what you buy, risk-free. Please allow 2 weeks for replacement item shipping. 

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    Sizing Chart

    La Sportiva apparel sizing chart

    La Sportiva sizing guide men's and women's

    FITTING YOUR ROCK SHOES

    Did Mallory and Irvine really reach the summit way back when? Who has the best kung fu? What is up with these Pokémon things? These are questions with easier answers than that of how to size your rock shoes. The V15-climbing gym rat will tell you that if your toes feel anything but searing pain, the shoes are too big. But what does he know — he's probably only 12 years old anyway. The veteran trad will insist that you need to leave room for three pairs of wool socks. Should you completely trust someone who might suffer from altitude-induced brain damage?

    While it isn’t a black or white issue, a general rule dictates that soft shoes require a tighter fit, two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. A thick midsole creates a platform on which you stand, while a slip-lasted slipper-type shoe relies on your crammed toes to create an edging platform.

    Once you determine your needs, try on several boots in that genre. Different last types fit different feet -- that's why we make lots of lasts. If it feels good, it probably is. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch a bit more than lined shoes -- about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe.

    La Sportiva's diverse last families have been specifically designed to conform to the widest possible range of both foot shape and climbing use. We constantly strive to revolutionize climbing shoe development and to provide every individual absolute freedom of choice in finding a shoe that is perfect for both their foot AND their climbing style.

    SIZING YOUR HIKING/BACKPACKING & MOUNTAIN BOOTS

    And you thought buying a new car was tough... Getting the perfect fit in a pair of hiking boots is rarely as simple as relaying your size. Most good boot fitters will measure your foot on a Brannock device. Overall length is actually a minor element of boot fitting. In the ideal world, our left foot would be a mirror image of our right, while the ball of our foot would line up exactly with the last-makers idea of the perfect foot. This is almost never the case because other factors such as heel to ball length, volume, and width are critical in gaining a perfect fit. A good salesperson will address each of these issues.

    To use our size chart to fit mountain boots, find your American size then go across to your European size, and then add one half size. When trying on boots make sure to bring the socks you would normally wear and any orthotics or custom footbeds you use. Another note: our shoes are handmade, and you can experience minor variations in sizing from pair to pair in a given size. What you’re looking for is the size that holds your toes ever so slightly away from the front of the boot while the lacing system is snug across the top of your arch. To check the length, you should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. The fit across the top of your arch is the single most important factor. If the lacing system here does not hold your foot in place, the boot will not be stable on your foot while you walk. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking down hill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters. Be patient, ask questions and make sure you’ve got the right size and the right fit and the right boot before you hit the trail.

    About La Sportiva

    La Sportiva
    For over 80 years, La Sportiva has been producing and designing shoes in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, supporting 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Being mountain based and family run allows La Sportiva to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage, La Sportiva focuses on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with their rich knowledge of shoe making to give you the most amazing products on the market.