Who should buy the Tenaya Oasi LV

The Tenaya Oasi LV is a product whose strengths make it a brilliant companion in which to send daring routes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Look for a climbing shoe that is engineered to give wearers a combination of comfort and precision in every send attempt.
  • Need a climbing shoe that is considered a vegan-friendly rock climbing shoe.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that allows the shoe to adapt to rocks (or protrusions) of different shapes and sizes.

Tenaya Oasi LV logo

Excellent traction on different types of terrain

The Oasi LV promises surefootedness on different types of terrain with its heavy-duty Vibram XS Grip outsole. It has a thickness of 3.5 mm. 

Tenaya Oasi LV outsole

Flexible arch support

It has a thickness of 3.5 mm. It has a cutout around the arch zone for extra flexibility underfoot.

Tenaya Oasi LV outsole 1

Comfortable cushioning

Zonal support in the Tenaya Oasi LV comes from its two-part midsole. It is a unit made up of GI 1.8 and TST 150. It is paired with a 2D multi-layer footbed, called Stretchtex.

Tenaya Oasi LV midsole


Encapsulating the foot in the Tenaya Oasi LV is its low-cut synthetic upper. Its interior is unlined. Making contact with the instep is a breathable bellows tongue made of dual-layered textile courtesy of Lycra.

Tenaya Oasi LV upper

Provides extra abrasion protection and enhanced climbing security

The upper’s lower perimeter is wrapped in a hard-wearing rand whose presence not only grants extra abrasion protection but also enhances climbing security. 

Tenaya Oasi LV upper 1

Heel pull loops

There is also a patch of rand engineered at its inner toe box for additional toe-hooking grip. Expediting on and off is the shoe’s pair of heel pull loops.

Tenaya Oasi LV loops

Secure lockdown

Rounding out the Oasi LV’s upper is its proprietary Draxtor lockdown system. It consists of D-rings for eyelets, a synthetic strap, and a securing tab built with hook-and-loop fasteners.

Tenaya Oasi LV strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 6oz
Base model: Tenaya Oasi
Technology: Synthetic
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive

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Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.