Who should buy the Tenaya Tanta

The Tanta is yet another captivating Tenaya piece, particularly for beginner climbers. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a high-performance, handmade rock shoe that works in long multi-pitch routes and tricky climbs.
  • Need a synthetic upper that comes with a cotton lining that optimizes comfort. 
  • Need a shoe that has a rubber placed at the base of the upper that improves durability while providing a decent amount of friction when edging and smearing.

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Excellent grip

This Tenaya product carries a 4 mm thick outsole that bites into different rock surfaces.  It extends upright in the rear area to allow climbers to heel hook effectively. Extra friction is granted by the rand surrounding the shoe.

Tenaya Tanta Outsole

Supportive underfoot platform

The Tanta carries a medium-stiff 2D PLT 10 midsole and TST multi-layer stretch tex insole. These two elements create a supportive underfoot platform. They are partnered with the brand’s M4 technology, a four micro-layered unit that enables equal distribution of force for a more comfortable ascent. 

Tenaya Tanta Midsole

Comfortable and an odor-free environment

Tenaya’s Tanta has a synthetic upper. Its interior comes with a cotton lining with TXT treatment for comfort and an odor-free environment. The rubber rand that envelops the base of the upper enhances its resistance against abrasion while increasing its edging ability. 

Tenaya Tanta Upper

The shoe has Velcro straps, wide open bellows tongue, and dual tabs. These auxiliary features provide climbers with a convenient on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 170g
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Moderate
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic

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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.