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Announcements direct from Boreal

25 Apr 2017

thumbNewly updated for 2017, Diabolo (Men's) and Diabola (Women's) take your climbing to the next level without unnecessary... Read more

Mar 2017

thumbNew for 2017, the Boreal Flyers Vent is a very lightweight and climbing orientated approach shoe with a highly breathable textile... Read more

Mar 2017

thumbThere is perhaps no shoe better known and loved than the Joker. The name is synonymous with comfort and performance; talk to any... Read more

Jun 2016

thumbAll day, every day and nearly everywhere too! Our new and improved Sendai is a tough and multi-purpose approach shoe which is... Read more

Jun 2016

thumbTo climb the hardest routes and boulders, a shoe must excel in all areas; to find friction wherever it appears. Edges, smears,... Read more

Nov 2015

thumbUpdated for 2015, Stetind is a modern and lightweight mountain boot designed for technical alpinism, winter climbing and ascents... Read more

Oct 2015

thumbAllcord are pleased to announce that they will be joining forces with Boreal UK to sponsor their youth climbing... Read more

Jul 2015

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. The new range of rock shoes and... Read more

Jul 2015

thumbBen Moon is back in the headlines again after his recent repeat of Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove. This was Ben's second career... Read more

May 2015

thumbDeveloped from the previous incarnation of our highly acclaimed shoe, the Boreal Kintaro is a precise, sensitive performance shoe... Read more

Boreal Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Apr 2017

thumbA very sturdy waterproof-lined walking shoe, the Boreal Aztec is billed as a low-ankle alternative to boots. Is Dan Bailey... Read more

May 2016

thumbMost climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to... Read more

Apr 2016

thumbMartin McKenna takes the Boreal Sendai hillwalking, cragging ...and down to the shops. They may be fairly heavy, he says, but on... Read more

Aug 2015

thumbIs being an 'all-rounder' an impossible task? Rob Greenwood reviews the Boreal Lynx in an attempt to answer that question Read more

May 2015

thumbThe UKC Test Team take on eight pairs of approach shoes to find out which one will get you to the crag in comfort, style, with... Read more

Dec 2014

thumbWe test 8 of the best rock shoes out there - from Five Ten, Scarpa, La Sportiva and Evolv through to Tenaya, Boreal, Edelrid and... Read more

Aug 2013

thumbRock shoes are one of the most important pieces of climbing equipment you will ever buy. So to help you make the... Read more

Oct 2012

thumbSteve Long compares the suitability of three popular pairs of boots for Alpine walks and scrambles: the Scarpa Cristallo, La... Read more

Apr 2010

thumbIs the new 'MiFit' hybrid velcro/lace up system a marketing gimmick or true innovation? asks Dave Sarkar. There have been many... Read more

Aug 2009

thumb"A staple of any climbers footwear collection is the 'approach shoe'." UKClimbing.com Gear Reviewer, Dave Sarkar test out the... Read more


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