The Boreal Alpha VC is a superb value for money and very comfortable starter climbing shoe.
Ideal for beginner climbers or as a comfortable and inexpensive second pair, the Alpha features the same super-comfortable semi-asymmetric last as the top-selling Joker model. A low tension rand means there is less unwanted pressure on the foot and the shoe retains shape over time. The unlined microfibre upper feels comfortable next to the skin straight from the box.
A medium stiffness midsole paired with the sticky and durable Zenith Quattro rubber provides the ideal blend of edging support and long-lasting friction. By streamlining the key features, the Alpha provides a durable, comfortable and great value climbing shoe for any newcomers to the sport.
Cushioned Heel System In order to improve comfort when stepping off the rock or walking between routes, Boreal developed the Cushioned Heel System (CHS). Using shock absorbing EVA under the heel, the foot is cushioned from rocky and hard ground.
Integrated Rand System The IRS system means that there is a one piece climbing sole that never deforms and has a superior fit. Different thicknesses in the rubber can be achieved and the one-piece construction increases durability.
Midsole: Half Stiff
Outsole: Boreal FS-Quattro thickness: 4-4.6mm depending on size.