I like to read reviews about new climbing shoes. Moreover, it gets interesting if you can find more information about your own climbing shoes / approach shoes.

Climbing.com put reviews from 19 (!!) models from 11 companies online. Awesome, now you’re able to compare them among each other. To be honest, you need to fit many different models before you can make a choice. Each foot seems to be unique, right?

This list contains 2 pairs of shoes which I use as well. Are your shoes listed? Check here.
Courtesy: Chris Weidner / Climbing Magazine.

Boreal Tribal, source: climbing.com

Most slippers can’t edge on a deck of cards, but then there’s Boreal’s latest slipper with a half midsole: the Tribal. While they won’t dime-edge like full-shank klettershoes, these asymmetric, slightly downturned kicks (with 4-4.6mm FS QUATTRO rubber) stick to edgy face climbs as well as the caves. The uppers are mostly leather with a mesh/elastic foot wrap that seals the fit. While the Tribal doesn’t excel at any particular climbing style, most testers said they would buy this shoe because it can handle any terrain well, and it’s an ideal training slipper.
Ideal Uses: Indoor training, all-around bouldering and sport.
Bottom Line: A competent slipper, stiffer than most, climbs everything.

Boreal Lemur, source: climbing.com

Boreal’s latest mid-weight shoe is designed for technical approaches and easy climbs. The flashy red uppers are a durable blend of split leather and Lorica with a breathable PU Air Net lining. Vibram Friction rubber coats the sole, with generous toe and heel rubber and a padded heel system. Hiking tread underfoot grabs the trail while smooth toe rubber grips the rock for secure scrambling. The Lemur is supportive on the trail and above average on the rock.

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