Review by: lonelyclimb, 2004-11-11
I was totally a sportiva man. I have used miuras, mistrals, cobras, mythos, also some fivetens and scarpas, but never Boreal shoes. Though some shoes was great for boudering, I am still trying to find the best pair of shoes...
Recently, I happened to know Boreal has developed new rubber, FS-quattro, the fourth generation Fusion rubber. I was very interested in the performance, so I ordered from boreal online store (go e-boreal.com!). The salesman was very good to reply my questions immediately and send me Spiders as soon as I ordered. The shoes have arrived only in three days from Spain with only $5 shipping cost!. Amazing!
The performance of Spiders is great for everything. You cannot expect toe power of miura since the slingshot rand does not push your feet; however, your feet feel more natural since the shape of the shoes is just like my foot.
And the rubber is, really sticky! It is much better than Fusion-3 and even better than Vibram rubbers. I was really satisfied.
I do recommend to order from their web site. You only need additional shipping cost $5 and the Spiders are priced as $119, not $133. Since every Boreal shoe is made precisely, you can order the size in their size conversion table for snug~tight fit.