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Tenaya or 5.10


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Gnomestyle McKinney · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 15

Looking for a new shoe and have landed on the 5.10 stone lands vs the tenaya Masai. Thoughts? Also open to recommendations

superkick · · Houston, TX · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 60

id go with the masai

Gnomestyle McKinney · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 15

Also just discovered the tatanka as an option but I'm worried about them being too aggressive, anyone know just how intense they are?

Dana Bartlett · · CO · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 890

If you email Trango, one of the employees will get back to you with more details about the Tenaya shoes. He was very helpful.

Larry S · · Easton, PA · Joined May 2010 · Points: 840

They have a very different cut in the toebox. The masai is shaped narrow and low volume, with a very definite point to the toe. If you've ever climbed in an Evolv Pontas, they're very close to that shape. The heal has less volume (which i was looking for, everything has too much dead space for me) but the slingshot is much lower on the heel than any of my other shoes, by almost 1/2", and they rubbed a pressure point i have on my heel the wrong way and i'm now planning to return them.

The stonelands have a much wider toe area, with a kind of squared off shape to them, the polar opposite of the pointy masai shape. I found the heel and overall fit of the stonelands to be great, but the toe-shape did not focus the power for edging as much as i was used to. I only really tried climbing the lace version which has a very soft sole. I'm personally planning on trying these again in the velcro with stiffer sole next time i'm in the gym.

bearbreeder · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 3,065

whatever fits best ... its THAT simple ;)

all the intraweb recommendations from other MPers are useless if the shoe doesnt fit YOUR foot ...

Jeff J · · Bozeman · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 110
bearbreeder wrote:whatever fits best ... its THAT simple ;) all the intraweb recommendations from other MPers are useless if the shoe doesnt fit YOUR foot ...
X^2

Unless you are getting paid by a company to wear their brand, select the shoe that fits your foot best. You will have better succuss in you climbing that way.
Gnomestyle McKinney · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 15

Thanks everyone! I think I'm going to try a pair of the tatankas as they SEEM like what I'm looking for but we shall see after I get them. Cheers!

superkick · · Houston, TX · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 60

I just got a pair of tatankas 2 months ago. Havent had a chance to use them outside yet.. still winter here and been snowing a lot. But so far in the gym theyve excelled at what I want them to do.

They arent going to edge (they do edge quite well just not as great as say my Scarpa Vs ) as well as say the masai because of the less stiff midsole, but they absolutely crush it for toeing in on steep overhanging stuff.

NorCalNomad · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 105
bearbreeder wrote:whatever fits best ... its THAT simple ;) all the intraweb recommendations from other MPers are useless if the shoe doesnt fit YOUR foot ...
This. That being said I demo'd some evolv shamans (fit my feet beautifully) and did not like the rubber at all. Felt a bit slicker than Stealth (c4, mystic and onyx)
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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