Who should buy the Tenaya Iati

The Tenaya Iati inherits most of the Oasi’s beneficial aspects but to an improved degree, rendering the shoe capable of taking on challenging ascents. It is ideal for those who are:

  • looking for responsiveness in a variety of climbing situations.
  • looking for a stiff beak-like toe zone for pin-point precision on micro-edges and tricky footholds.
  • looking for enhanced precision and surface adaptability.

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Tenaya Iati’s long-wearing rubber outsole

The Iati helps the foot stay latched on to different types of surfaces with its long-wearing rubber outsole, called Vibram XS Grip. It is 3.5 mm in thickness. 

Tenaya Iati outsole

It covers the entirety of the shoe’s underside, making it a full-length component. Its rear extension delivers sufficient grip in heel-hooking situations.

Iati’s underfoot performance

For underfoot support and protection, Tenaya designers armed the Iati with a two-part midsole—GI and TST 150. The former comes at a thickness of 1.8 mm. Atop this supportive unit is a multi-layer insole called Stretchtex which gives senders extra comfort.

Iati from Tenaya boasts a heavy-duty upper

The low-cut upper of the Tenaya Iati is a combination of microfiber (synthetic) and genuine leather. It has a liner made of TXT-treated cotton. 

Tenaya Iati microfiber upper

The lower perimeter of its front half has a heavy-duty rand, lending climbers lateral surface traction and protection from abrasive elements. This protective covering seamlessly transitions to the Iati’s toe patch which enhances the user’s toe-hooking grip. 

Tenaya Iati toe rand

Randing is also present around the upper’s heel and arch zones, giving wearers improved rearfoot control and security.

Tenaya Iati heel zone

Stitched to its heel are two synthetic pull loops for on-and-off assistance.

Tenaya Iati pull tabs

Its Velcro closure consists of two straps linked together with a fastening tab. These adjustable straps are set through reinforced buckles.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 290g
Technology: Leather
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather, Vibram

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Author
Teddy Dondanville
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.