The Tenaya Mundaka draws heavily from the Oasi – the shoe worn by Alex Megos on the world’s first 9a onsight – taking away none of its style and performance but making some changes. The middle part of the sole is now very soft, making the shoe more precise than the Oasi and with better sensitivity for overhanging problems. Don’t worry though, as it’s not all about the steep stuff; they’ve kept the toe-box nice and hard so as to not sacrifice edging power performance on the vertical.
To make this shoe more durable, Tenaya has placed the shoe’s rand over the heel rubber to prevent it from peeling off. A useful addition if you’re going to be doing a lot of heel-hooking manoeuvres.
As for features, the shoe has an easy-to-use Draxtor® lacing system with two adjustable length webbings attached to a velcro strap for fast on-and-offs and a precise fit, and the SXRDynamics® rand that prevents toe bulging and keeps the climber’s weight loaded precisely on a foothold. With a synthetic upper, the shoe will not stretch at all and maintain its performance shape over its entire use.