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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

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Yesss! A while ago Vera Zijlstra tried to convince me to climb on classic Boreal shoes. Unfortunately she didn’t manage to convince me, such a pity.

A few days ago I received a parcel from Boreal. It didn’t contain classic climbing shoes but the new awesome Silex Velcro! They also added a big chalk bag.

I will add a short review. What is my opinion about these shoes? They feel somewhat stiff, velcro is useful and it has a nice colour.

Does it fit well? They feel very comfortable and gives additional support for those who require it. It weighs 495 gram per pair and it is made of leather. The sole is made of FS-Quattro rubber and feels thick. It has a double velcro closure which connects very well with your feet and the Anti shock heel adds more comfort to your heel.

My conclusion: These shoes are not meant for performance unlike the Falcon or Tribal, however they are really comfortable for your feet. Climbing is fun and you need these comfortable shoes to complete yourself.

This morning my doorbell rang at 9.30 in the A.M. I put on my bathrobe and rushed down the stairs. It was a New Year’s present from Boreal, shipped from Spain!

Boreal box

I signed a form to accept the package. I grabbed my Swiss pocketknife and cut the box carefully open to see what’s inside.

Boreal

A part of this package contained new Boreal shoes. The Tribal climbing shoes. Wicked!

Boreal Tribal

Now I will share some information for climbing nerds. These shoes weigh 420 grams. The top is elastic and the sole is made from FS-Quattro rubber. The rubber is definitely stiffer than the current Falcon shoes that I have. It has nice patterns on the shoe and the heel without edges is very flexible.
I measured the time using a stopwatch to see how fast I can put on and take off these shoes. With an average time of 4.2 seconds and 2.15 seconds I just set a new personal put on and take off record. These shoes are pleasant for every climber with precision. Given the design and optimal comfort I will rate these shoes and give it an 8,5.

Thank you for this package Boreal.

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