Tenaya incorporates exceptional quality, performance, and comfort into every shoe they produce. Even their most aggressive, performance oriented shoes feel like an extension of your foot, providing precision, sensitivity, and power in a comfortable fit. José Louis Gallego, founder of Tenaya and designer of climbing shoes since the 1980’s, is an artist and a perfectionist, and his passion shows in each model. All Tenaya shoes include a synthetic upper, full cotton lining, Vibram XS Grip rubber, and SXR Dynamics – a proprietary construction technique that utilizes the biomechanical properties of the foot to generate power and precision. You can expect consistent and lasting performance from your new pair of Tenayas.