Who should buy the Tenaya Tarifa

The Tenaya Tarifa is a vegan-friendly rock shoe crafted with components that grant performance for sport climbing and bouldering. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has a microfiber upper is lined with a TXT-treated cotton material to deliver comfort in every send attempt.
  • Need a shoe that features two of Tenaya’s patented technologies - SXR Dynamics and RB Range X. The former uses design elements of the sole to deliver power and precision.
  • Need a shoe that has a medium-stiff midsole to deliver underfoot support and a Vibram XS Grip rubber outsole that helps wearers gain a foothold on steep terrain and tiny holds.

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Vibram XS Grip outsole

Tenaya fitted the Tarifa with a Vibram XS Grip outsole. Its 3.5mm thickness makes this component durable. The sole’s sticky rubber construction lends grip on most types of rock surfaces.

Tenaya Tarifa Outsole

2D multi-layer Stretchtex

This climbing shoe features a midsole made of GI 1.8 and TST 150. It offers medium stiffness, specifically in its heel and forefoot section. This design allows more power to be transmitted to the toes, making the shoe suitable for edging. A 2D multi-layer Stretchtex insole sits on top of the midsole to deliver comfort underfoot.

Tenaya Tarifa Midsole

Comfortable and breathable

The Tenaya Tarifa’s vegan-friendly upper is made of synthetic microfiber. Its perforated design is lined with TXT-treated cotton, making it comfortable and breathable. A rubber rand wraps around the rock shoe’s base for durability

Tenaya Tarifa Upper

Easy on and off closure system

The Tarifa employs around lace and several eyelets for its closure system. A pair of pull tabs are positioned at the shoe’s back to permit easy on and off.

Tenaya Tarifa Laces 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 170g
Technology: Synthetic
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Moderate
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor

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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.