Boreal Ninja Slipper Product News

The original Boreal Ninja was a groundbreaking slipper released in the 80's. With names such as Jackie Goddoffe, Jerry Moffatt and John Bachar associated in the design, 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.


UPPERS: Microfibre upper. Simple elastic closure. Optimum fit thanks to its Wrap Rand and uniquely sculpted toe rand
MIDSOLE: High sensitivity midsole with Toe Flexion System
SOLE: Ultra sticky Boreal ZENITH PRO Ultra outsole. 4-4.5 mm thickness depending on size
USAGE: Ideal shoe for overhanging climbs, bouldering and indoor use
CHARACTERISTICS: A shoe for the most demanding climbers, with a great fit, support and sensitivity. Excellent toe hooking ability. Ideal shoe for overhanging climbs, bouldering and gym
SRP: £100

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Quite excited to try a pair of these , haven't climbed in a boreal shoe for years , anyone got any feedback on the fit ??

We're going to get a pair in for review shortly, so watch this space. In the meanwhile I'll see if I can get the guys from Boreal UK to pass comment on fit - sure they'd be happy to help.

Great to see such a classic rock shoe return to the market.

17 Dec, 2018

thedevonshirepiemuncher- we will be running demos with these in the New Year, keep an eye on the Boreal Outdoor facebook page for dates and venues.

The last shape is the same as our current Satori model, however the shoe is not lined and the different closure system will mean the fit is subtly different. Sizing also seems a little smaller than existing Boreal models, so definitely worth trying a pair in a store if you can.

Feel free to email me at with your location and I can help advise where you can find a pair, or when we will have demos near you.  

17 Dec, 2018

I don't know if you ever owned original Ninjas but this pair are nothing like them so its not really a return of a sensitive slab slipper suited to friction routes on rock more an aggressive climbing wall/sport slipper with the name slapped on them.

Given that the only feedback I've heard is from a climber who used them throughout a very successful trip to Font, I'm not sure that's the case.

Still, the jury is out until a full review has been done :-)

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