Favored by top-level climbers, the Masai is Tenaya’s best-selling shoe. It stands out due to its balanced features. Experienced climbers know that challenging routes require one shoe to do it all, and do it well. On the same route, you may have to toe in on shallow pockets, dance over delicate edges, and smear on vertical nothingness. The Masai can do all this and more. It delivers precise power to the toe, yet remains sensitive to the subtleties of the rock to maximize grip. The sum of the Masai’s features is a balance between technical excellence and aggressive force, and this balance is why the Masai is the ultimate shoe to climb, well, just about anything.
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Great edging shoe!Reviewed by: Cragmama Date: 03/07/2013 Location: Charlotte, NC
These shoes are great for vertical, techy face climbs. They smear and edge extremely well, and are comfortable enough to keep on all day long for multipitch.
Just the right mixtureReviewed by: Hugo Date: 08/16/2013 Location: Phoenix,AZ
The Masai shoes are right between the softness of a slipper and stiffness of the La Sportiva Miura. The toe is stiff enough to edge on micro sized chips , but also the midsole is flexible enough to milk a smear like a slipper. The sizing is the only issue I had due to ordering without trying on first. I currently have a full size down from my street shoe( US 9) and this is more of a bouldering fit which it does very well. For a more single pitch sport/trad shoe for hard redpoints/onsights a half size down would be preferable. All day fit would be between half size to your street shoe size.