5 Things You Need To Know About The Tenya IATI
2. Adjustable Velcro
The Velcro straps on the IATI are a little more complicated than those found on standard Velcro climbing shoes. Climbers that have used the La Sportiva Solution shoe might find the design a little more familiar. However, Tenaya have built on Sportiva’s design so that you can adjust the top part of the strap separately to the lower part. This allows for a more precise fit than conventional Velcro designs but still means that you can get them off in a flash by simply detaching the single Velcro tab.
3. Comfy upper
The IATI is a shoe of two parts. The bulk of the shoe is made from natural leather, but the oversized tongue is made from Lycra, making the IATI very easy to take on and off and much more comfortable than its sister shoe the OASI. The stretchy material extends further up your ankle than other climbing shoes, which helps to reduce pinching.
4. Vibram rubber
Many new climbing shoe manufacturers are also producing their own rubber. Whilst variety in a product is always great, climbing shoe rubber takes some time to perfect and when looking at a high performance shoe such as the IATI it's reassuring to know that you are investing in a tried and tested rubber.