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Boreal Kintaro Climbing Shoe
The Boreal Kintaro is a medium-aggressive climbing shoe for technical sport climbing and advanced bouldering, designed with Beal's unique talent to create high-performance footwear that doesn't wreck your feet.
The Boreal Kintaro is designed for technicality: a downturned profile, high asymmetry, and Zenith Pro rubber, Boreal's friction compound used on all their high-performance shoes, give the Kintaro precision, grip, and power on steep microholds, and its soft midsole lets you bend and flex it on technical toe-hooks with ease. The suction-like fit comes down to the moulded 3D heel cup and a double-tension V2 rand that secures the heel when standing on edges and whilst performing heel blocks, and a mesh-lined tongue enhances breathability. Not forgetting the small features, Boreal have also designed the upper velcro strap with a wider design to help eliminate painful cramps by spreading out the surface area.
The Kintaro is everything you need from a medium-aggressive shoe: precision, power, and friction, but with a comfortable design that can be worn all day. When buying, bear in mind that the unlined upper will stretch up to a full size. If you're looking for a low-volume version, try the Kintaro Women's.
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Zenith Pro® rubber is Boreal's pro level compound featured on their highest performance rock climbing shoes. This compound excels on low friction routes and overhangs, but it also maintains an ability to hold micro edges. A true high-performance rubber available from the brand who invented "sticky" rubber as we know it today.
Double rand (as opposed to the standard single rand on climbing shoes) provides double the tension for a perfect fit of the heel and arch.