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    Inti Climbing Shoe

    Crafted in southern Spain and made available for the first time in the US, the Tenaya Inti Climbing Shoe combines comfort and ease of use with the precise performance required by difficult climbs. The SXR Dynamics Technology in the sole helps balance power and precision with comfort, the hook-and-loop straps make it easy to pop the shoe on and off between burns, and the Vibram XS Grip rubber sticks to the poorest footholds.

    • 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 provide maximum power to the big toe while maintaining good rock feel
    • Vibram XS Grip rubber allows you to smear, edge, and heel-hook with confidence
    • SXR Dynamics Technology in the sole provides precision and efficiency with greater comfort
    • Item #TNY0001

    Upper Material
    TXT-treated cotton
    2 hook-and-loop straps
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Claimed Weight
    (single, approx.) 6 oz
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, bouldering, gym
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 5

    Rad shoe!

    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Good shoe right out of the box! Fits very well, even with a bit wider feet!

    The RA might be a better fit for people who have wider feet. The Tatanka and Inti are narrower, whereas the RA, Masai and the Aqua+ are wider. That's my understanding from trying on the RA and owning the Tatanka and reading their site, anyway. I'm considering the Inti since it's suppose to fit like the Tatanka.

    >Rating: 3

    Glue smear throughout the shoe

    I returned this product before using it

    Pros: These climbing shoes are so comfortable. I'm normally a size 13 in street shoes and I got these in size 12.5 and they fit great. These shoes are made to not stretch much so going half size down is appropriate. My toes are still curled and it hurts a little bit but nothing a couple wears won't fix. I also LOVE the black/white combo. I'm not a flashy guy so I prefer neutral colors which is hard to find with climbing shoes. Note: The shoe has a nice arch which the photo does not show and is also has a more pointed toe. Cons: The only con is that there is glue smeared throughout the shoe like another reviewer mentioned. Yes, the shoes are going to get dirty and roughed up from climbing so the look isn't important, HOWEVER, the shoe is $130 and this just seems like lazy production to me. My fear is that the glue being smeared could also mean that the glue, binding the shoe together has been weakened. Tenaya should be holding the quality of their product to a higher standard than this, especially at this price point. This is my 4th pair of climbing shoes but my first Tenaya and I have never seen this happen to any of my shoes straight-out of the box. This has impacted my impression of quality of Tenaya shoes.

    FWIW, every pair of Tenaya I've seen has had excess glue. Particularly near the heel cup in the back of the shoe. I think the shoes are well built and the excess glue is only a visual issue. I understand your concern, however but, at least in regards to the binding being weakened, I wouldn't worry about that.

    >Rating: 5

    Blown away, right out of the box

    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    First let me say everyone obviously has different shaped feet. If a shoe fits me perfectly, it might fit everyone else poorly (which is usually the case). These fit me like the R&D department collaborated with me to find the perfect fit while making the best performing shoe. I didn’t know much about the brand until I researched into the shoes available in my size (apparently climbers have small feet?) and tenaya was one of them. It’s s appropriate that their icon is a frog because these shoes are sticky, while being ridged in all the appropriate places. In addition, I’d like to point out that my common fit issue is the toe box pressing uncomfortably inward against my big toe. These don’t seem to have that issue.

    >Rating: 5

    Love these shoes

    I've put it through the wringer

    I just ordered my third pair and I continue to resole my older pairs. I have a lower volume foot with a skinny heel that rarely fits a shoe well. Ive tried the mythos, tarantulace, katana, finale, aspect, helix all didn't fit my heel well the mythos being the best. once the inti is broke in you can wear them all day and they are a great all around shoe.

    >Rating: 5

    I'm totally into my Inti

    I've put it through the wringer
    True to size
    Size Bought
    5` 7"
    145 lbs

    I admit: I'm a sucker for the new. Every time a new brand or new model comes out that speaks of a low volume, narrow fit that’s perfect for aggressive climbing, I want to check it out (looking at you Butora, So Ill, and Black Diamond). But after trying on different shoes, I should know by now that I should ignore the hype, and go with the shoe that consistently fits. I'm not the next Megos or Midtbø – I just want to climb in the morning without foot pain then go to work. I'm on my second pair of Inti (and my third pair of Masai – all thanks to the generosity of my best friend and favorite climbing partner). I love the Masai because the fit is perfect for me, but the laces can be challenging with pumped fingers and forearms, and the sole can be a bit stiff for overhangs and long toe reaches. I’ve also had the Iati, but the fit was a bit loose in the heel, and I didn't like the thick slingshot rubber. I thought the Iati would be my shoe, but after six months of use, I was left wanting something more Masai. After listening to my issues with the Iati and my wish for a downturned version of the Masai, the folks at Trango recommended I try the Inti. I was initially skeptical because the Inti looks like an older model in danger of discontinuation, and so I asked about other Tenaya shoes like the Ra and Tatanka. I’m glad I ultimately took their advice. If you’re looking for a slightly softer slipper version of the Masai, you have the Inti. The fit is almost exactly like the Masai. The only differences are due to laces, rather than the Inti velcro. However, the Inti bonus is more rubber on the toe for hooking, and less rubber on the sole for flexing your feet. On the whole, this is a great all-around gym and bouldering shoe. Slightly aggressive, sufficiently sticky, and tailor-made for narrow feet, with a softer sole that helps on shorter, bouldery routes. For me, these fit like a sock with no break-in period. I also prefer these over the Iati because of the fit. If your foot is slightly wider, then I do recommend the Iati. Like any synthetic shoe, though, these can get kind of funky smelling (less of a problem with the Masai for some reason). Either way, I keep both pairs in my climbing bag. If I need a stiffer shoe for longer routes or cracks, I pick the Masai. But for most routes, these are my goto (which were Trango’s exact words as well!). I climb in the gym at least three days a week, concentrating more on bouldering recently, but have also used these shoes on rope routes. Sizing: I wear 41 in street shoes, 8.0 in Adidas Sambas and Nikes, 41 in Scarpa Crux approach shoes, 40.5 in TC Pros, 39.5 in Futuras, 8.0/40¾ in Masai, 7.5/40 in Iati.

    Wow! Sweet review. If you ever want a job writing copy, hit us up! Thanks so much for the information. It helps a ton.

    If you can find a pair of Tatanka in your size it might be a great option for you. It's my understanding that the Tatanka and the Inti are very similar, width wise. It's also my understanding that the RA and the Masai are more similar to each other as well. The lacing system on the Tatanka is much easier than the Masai. It's a great shoe, imo and why I'm considering the Inti as well (and why I'm here.)

    "The TATANKA was developed in parallel with the INTI and is best described as a lace-up version of that model."

    >Rating: 5

    Favorite climbing shoes!!

    I've put it through the wringer
    Size Bought
    5` 8"
    125 lbs

    I'm on my third pair of the Tenaya Inti. Reasons I love these shoes: 1) Aggressive enough for steep routes, comfortable enough to climb ten pitches in a day, sticky enough for super solid edging. 2) Super reasonably priced and very high quality - I haven't had any issues with the shoes falling apart at all. 3) These shoes are vegan, meaning they are 100% synthetic, which also means they don't stretch. 4) There is no breaking in period with these guys - they are as comfortable on day 1 as they are on day 100. 5) They are black and white so they match most outfits pretty easily ;) As far as sizing goes, I wear a women's 9.5 in street shoes and the Inti I wear in a men's 10. After developing extensor tendonitis in my left foot from too-tight climbing shoes, I no longer opt for a size that causes any pain or uncomfortability. My toes touch the ends of the size 10 with just the tiniest curl to my longest toes. My foot is not at all cramped or crammed into these shoes. Even without the extremely small sizing that too many climbers opt for, I feel really solid in the Inti.


    Tenaya Inti Climbing Shoe


    Tenaya Inti Climbing Shoe

    >Rating: 5

    Amazing shoe!

    I've put it through the wringer

    This shoe is the most comfortable, high performing shoe ive owned. It is somewhat downturned for steeper routes but is also extremely precise at edging. One size smaller than my street shoe is a snug fit. They are also synthetic so the size wont change or stretch much.


    Tenaya Inti Climbing Shoe - Men's


    how does the last on these compare to that of the TC Pro and Tarantula (which I'm told are built on the same last)? I have a narrow foot and wear a size 43 in the tarantulas for my aggressive (snug, but still comfy) sport climbing shoes.

    I don't have TC Pros, but I do have Katana Laces, which are supposed to be on the same last as well. I find that the TC Pro/Katana Lace shape favors a wide forefoot and narrow heel. The Intis are relatively narrow throughout. I'd say that they feel narrower than my Katanas, but comparable to Solutions in width. (I am a wide-footed girl, which seems to make my feet equivalent to those of a narrow-footed man.) I have had mine through four resoles, they have held up tremendously and are insanely comfortable. They are strong in both edging and smearing. Their biggest weakness is in the heel cup. The Sportiva heel cup and even the Oasi heel cup suctions onto my foot well, but the Inti (and for that matter, Masai) heel cup will slide off my foot on heavily weighted hooks.


    ?wich size do I have to wear? Im 10 us in...

    �wich size do I have to wear? Im 10 us in street shoes. I had use: evolv optimus prime and evolv shaman 10us mad rock flash 2.0: 9.5 us thanks for the help!