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Tenaya Tarifa Climbing Shoe
A little stiffer through the midsole, the Tarifa is Alex Megos' preferred choice on any climb that features lots of technical micro-edging. Who are we to argue with Megos?
The midsole has been made to be stiffer, the laces allow for a more precise fit and create a stiffer edging platform, and Tenaya's signature RB RangeX and SXRDynamics technologies that work with the foot's biomechanics increase the shoe's responsiveness, allowing you to climb more intuitively and be more stable and controlled on foot holds. Moderate camber, a slightly downturned toe, and thin 3.5 mm Vibram XS Grip rubber provide performance and sensitivity on overhanging terrain for varied sport climbs and boulder problems.
The fast-lace system is quicker and easier to use than regular lacing systems for faster on-and-offs in between climbs. The synthetic upper means you can wear this shoe straight out-of-the-box with no breaking in required, and you can be sure this no-stretch material will maintain the shoe's powerful shape. The Tarifa is a great shoe for narrower feet.
For any climber seeking a high-performance sport climbing and bouldering shoe who often climbs vertical faces or limestone edges, the Tarifa is supportive and stiff, yet sensitive and aggressive. Perfect for all types of climbs.
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0.34 kg (Size 40 EU)
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Vibram XS Grip
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Vibram XS Grip™
Original rubber compound built for pure friction, recommended for use where maximum grip is the primary need - bouldering and sport climbing, indoor climbing, or extremely smooth, polished routes.
Tenaya's movement-adjustment system that focuses power towards the big toe. This system is unlike any other found on a climbing shoe. It actively adjusts power based on the foot's position for smart precision on the smallest of features which prevents the rand from bulging out, which can knock you off balance. This means you have more control, more balance, and more power, on every foothold.
2 product reviews
I find Tarifa's an excellent shoe, in the line of Tenaya: Comfort and performance.
I also have a pair of Iati's and I find the sizing really similar (have 44 on both, street size is 45).
The lacing system in the Tarifa's is perfect to maintain the fit even when the shoe starts to be worn off and gets softer.
In the Iati's, I felt the heel a bit wide, but with Tarifa's I feel like it fits better.
Toe box is similar in both models.
In summary, I find Tarifa's to be a very good option for any kind of climbing if you are looking for a lace model.
Tenaya shoes are the best