Climbing magazine gave the Tenaya Oasi climbing shoe an editor's choice award, in large part, because of its radical Draxtor closure system. The ability, of the climber, to lengthen or shorten the Velcro strap length, on the Oasi, is simple but revolutionary. The down-turn and down-camber, of the shoes, are ideally suited to steep climbs, but the edging and smearing characteristics are enhanced by this profile.
- Microfiber upper
- Velcro, Draxtor PAT fastenting system
- Lycra tongue with two perforated layers
- Cotton lining with TXT treatment
- Double midsole
- TST multi-layer strech tex midsole
- Vibram XS Grip 3.5 mm outsole
|Weight||7 oz (340 gr) 1/2 pair|
Disclaimer: I didn't climb in this
I tried them on, and they felt amazing, the most comfortable fit for an aggressive shoe I've ever encountered. I threw my heel up onto my dresser and almost pulled that heavy thing down, haha. After seeing the Iati (new version), was hardly any more expensive, I immediately ordered the Iati and returned these. Just last weekend I was at red rocks, near las vegas, for a trip and I saw a fellow boulderer in the Iati's. I asked him about them and the Oasi, he said they fit the same as the Oasi except they are significantly better overall (he cruised up my V4 proj I was struggling on (may have done it multiple times before though)).
I've heard almost all great things about the Oasi, the only negative was that the straps broke for some people from chaffing on the loop they feed through, but the Iati seemed to have fixed that issue. Other than that, I've heard there is a coating on the rubber that makes them a bit slippery until broken in (can rub the shoes against themselves for a bit to rub the coating off so you don't have to do that on the wall or at the crag).
I will update with a review on the Iati product page once I've climbed in them for a handful of sessions.
Yes, I would recommend this product.