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BorealLynx Climbing Shoe

The all-arounder sender.

You could be crushing boulders one day and jamming cracks the next, and Boreal's Lynx Climbing Shoe will still be underfoot. An asymmetric, slightly downturned design gives this shoe the edge on challenging, technical problems, and a padded tongue ensures comfort when you're jamming. Boreal's special anti-deformation midsole keeps this shoe prime for seasons, and the Zenith rubber sole gives a good grip. Expect some stretch out of the unlined split leather upper.

  • Split leather upper with V2 rand
  • Unlined
  • Padded mesh tongue with lace
  • Special anti-deformation midsole
  • Zenith rubber sole
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One to rule them all!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 10US

Not gonna lie, I do like that no one else has this in my gym.
Comfort: the heel is med vol which fits me very well. The toe box fits my wide foot. Almost all advance and aggressive shoes are asymmetrical and don't fit Greek foot-type well for toe pockets but these work well.
Zenith Rubber: not as stiff as vibram-x edge and not as sticky as vibram-xs grip so it sits perfectly in the middle for sensitivity and stickiness needed for bouldering.
Fit: (street size=9.5US) 10US is a semi-aggressive fit for me(toes slightly curled but not painful), guessing an 11US would be a comfort fit. Would've gotten 10.5 but was not avail. These will stretch very little if at all.
For comparison:
La Sportiva Otaki 41.5 (comfort fit)
La Sportive Katana Lace 40.5 (semi-aggressive fit)
Scarpa Vapor V 43 (comfort fit)
Butora Acro 42.5 (aggressive fit)

How have these held up for you?


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I thought this shoe climbed very similar to the:


It has a slight aggressive feel - but the lacing system allows for an adjustable fit and is quite comfortable.

I also thought this shoe edged extremely well! It's got a nice downturn, but not too much to prevent it from being used crack climbs.

Fit my wider foot just fine, but, like i said, the lacing allows for it to be adjusted.

One of my new favorites!

Hey how is the sizing on these compared to the La Sportiva Solutions?