Boreal Diablo

Precision redpoint shoes

$119; e-boreal.com

The Diabolos feel precise but versatile with just enough comfort to keep sport and trad climbers happy all day on long granite routes or pumpy, overhanging limestone. “On Hot Dog (5.11b) in Clear Creek Canyon, I needed to pinpoint tiny nubs, heel-hook, and edge multiple times on each burn, and these were the perfect shoe,” one female tester said. “I got plenty of precision and sensitivity without dreading the pain of putting my shoes on.” That’s thanks to the extra rubber that runs over the top of the foot below the toes, which locks in the forefoot without being too tight. Plus, the FS-QUATTRO rubber was sticky on everything, and showed no sign of losing stickiness after three months of redpointing.



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