Slender footed rock scramblers rejoice! These shoes are for you. The Tenaya Tarifa is a sensitive, comfortable shoe with just enough downturn to be effective on steep climbs. Our testers with narrow feet loved the Tarifa, felt that they edged better than the wider La Sportiva Skwama, and found that they are more sensitive than both the Scarpa Instinct and the Scarpa Vapor V. Our testers with wide feet could appreciate the Tarifa's edging capabilities, but these shoes are way too narrow for them to climb cracks without terrible, bone crushing pain.
Featuring a speed lacing system and Vibram XS Grip rubber, the Tarifa excelled on the pocketed limestone found around Lander, WY. Developed in Spain, the limestone capital of the universe, we weren't surprised when these pointy shoes performed well on pockets, but we were equally impressed at their ability to edge and smear on granite. If you've got a wide foot, do not apply, but if your dogs are swimming around in shoes like the La Sportiva Skwama or the Butora Acro, the Tarifa will offer a glove-like fit to ensure minimal hot spots and maximum sensitivity.