A fairly new rock climbing shoe company Tenaya comes out swinging with the worlds hardest/first 5.15a flash by Alex Megos in the Oasi!
If the shoe fairs well overall in our first round of tests and it continues to be popular on the market then we will do a full Hands On Review soon. For now check out the similar and very popular La Sportiva Solution. Both shoes have a highly aggressive downturned toe but the Solution is a bit lighter weight and has thicker rubber on the sole. The thick rubber may make the edge last longer but may not have a lot of sensitivity until they are well broken in. The Solution also has only one strap compared to the 2 straps on the Oasi. The two straps add to the heavier weight of the Oasi but are more durable than the single thin strap on the Solution. The "SXRDynamics" tightening system is also shared with other Tenaya models but on the Oasi it is taken one step further with the custom "Draxtor"design that Tenaya says is "the fastest, most efficient and precise lacing system in the market today." - our reviewers can hardly wait to put these through our complete tests!
Tenaya Oasi ReviewPrice: $165 List | $123.71 at Backcountry
Compare prices at 3 resellers Pros: Extremely precise and aggressive, highly adjustable, very comfortable, great heel
Cons: Tight fit, thin straps could wear out faster than thick straps
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