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The all-around performer.
Instead of having to pack three different pairs of climbing shoes, pull on the Tenaya RA Climbing Shoe for confident performance on everything from technical face climbs to steep boulder problems. Crafted in Spain and made available for the first time in the US, this shoe features an ideal blend of stiffness and sensitivity for all-around performance and has convenient hook-and-loop straps for easy on and off.
- Microfiber upper with a TXT-treated cotton lining provides a snug fit with minimal stretch
- Dual hook-and-loop straps provide a secure closure and easy on and off
- 2D PLT 10 midsole provides an ideal blend of stiffness and sensitivity for performance on a wide range of angles and features
- Asymmetric last and a moderate down turn allow the shoe to perform on everything form technical face climbs to steep boulders
- Vibram XS Grip rubber allows you to smear, edge, and heel-hook with confidence
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Tenaya RA Climbing Shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This is a good 'all around' shoe. It is relatively flat lasted, much like the katana velcro or the anasazi vs. I sized them at street size and they have a surprisingly performance fit. Slight toe curl, great edging, excellent smearing. Great for vertical to overhung sport routes due to the slight lip around the front edge which lets you pull on overhangs and they work well on finger cracks to boot. They fit about the same as my size 9 sportivas. In hindsight, the inti was probably a better fit for my foot, but these are awesome shoes!
How do you size this from your street shoe...
How do you size this from your street shoe size? Thanks!
The Tenaya shoes fit about a full size to 1/2 size tighter than most La Sportiva equivalent models, so I size up from there. For a personal breakdown of shoe sizing:
Street Shoe: 44 (10.5 US)
La Sportiva: 42
Five Ten: 43
No one shoe does all...
I bought these shoes with the hope they could be my miracle do-all shoe: Comfort, Edging, Fit, Toe Hooking, Trad, Sport, Etc. They are quite comfortable, but seem to run at least 1/2 size large, and not the best fit with Morton's toe. They are great trad shoes, comfortable all day, but they are not great for edging or aggressive bouldering as they are neither down-turned or down-cambered.
Tenaya RA Climbing Shoe - Men's
High performance & comfortable
I've been wearing the Tenaya Ras since September 2012. The Ras are the best high performance, all terrain, comfortable climbing shoe I have used. While working on "Eurotrash" in Rifle Colorado the Ras performed well on the 1st crux which requires toeing in on tiny smears and one small divot. The Ras performed great on the upper crux as well which is steep and for me required a heel hook. I've had problems with other climbing shoes heel hooking well. The Ras stay on my heel, do not cut into my ankle and do not have too much room in the heel box. Great shoe, performs well on all terrain and is also comfortable.
High performance, happy feet.
The Tenaya Ra performs as well as other established high-end shoes but without the usual pain associated with them. I've worn the Ra on technical thin cracks in Squamish and hard sport lines in the Red. They've yet to let me down when it comes to smearing, edging, hooking, or whatever shannanigans are necessary. They seem to hold up well, too. I have two pairs now, and even my older pair, while softening up, still has full rubber and virtual no seam peeling or splitting. These things are definitely an up and coming shoe.
Simply put, these shoes are incredible. Its the first time in years I've gone to a crag with only one pair of shoes in the pack - they are comfy enough to warm up in, and so high performance I've climbed up to 13a in them (which is the hardest I can climb in any shoe...). They were right at home in Hueco, and I did a 6 pitch route in Eldo in the same pair I wear for hard sport. The performance is top notch, and the comfort surpasses anything I've worn. They seem to be mid-volume overall, with a pretty general last shape that should work well for most feet. The rubber is awesome, too.
Great multi-purpose shoe
These shoes are great for just about anything. They are the only velcro shoes that I've ever been able to get a good fit with, and i've tried them out on everything except for low-angle slab :) These shoes are fantastic!
Amazing climbing performance!
These shoes are amazing!! I had been using the Muiras for the past 4-5 years and I just switched to the Ra's and I couldn't be happier. I was very very pleased with the Muiras but the Ra's blow them away in terms of comfort, fit, and edging performance. I use them for everything from multi-pitch trad to working on my red point project. I just got a pair resoled and they look good as new and the fit did not change appreciably. Hopefully they will last for 1 or 2 more resoles. I mostly climb in the range of 5.10-5.11+ trad and red point into 5.12.