WINNER: Mick Edwards
The original Boreal Ninja broke the mould for climbing shoes. The first ever slip lasted rock shoe, Ninja heralded a new style of lightweight, sensitive, high performance footwear. The latest incarnation of the benchmark shoe brings it bang up to date. With an aggressive downturned profile, super sticky Zenith Ultra rubber and simple elasticated closure, Ninja is ready to tackle the hardest climbs.
The highly downturned and asymmetric last shape cradles the foot and maximizes power at the toe. The innovative Wrap Rand™ surrounds and supports the foot, while the elasticated integrated tongue with central pull strap makes for easy fitting. The unlined synthetic upper ensures a comfortable feel.
The rubber toe band provides outstanding friction and ensures minimal stretch. The snug 3D moulded heel in outstanding Zenith Ultra™ rubber results in exceptional heel hooking ability, and the midsole provides an ideal balance between stiffness on micro edges, and softness on smears. Ninja provides high performance precisión and power, with the convenience and confort of a slipper.
The Ninja has proven very popular with the Boreal team too: