The Boreal Silex lace is a reasonably stiff entry to mid level rock climbing shoe, ideal for all day trad climbing and those starting out.
The Silex is based on the last of the classic Boreal Joker but stiffened up to offer maximum support on big routes and all day climbing use. The Silex is perfect for everything from visits to the local climbing wall or a day in the mountains, to a circuit bouldering session with friends. Due to its increased stiffness the Silex may actually be a better bet for novices than the Joker, due to the greater amount of support given to feet unaccustomed to the strain of climbing.
Apart from it’s better looks the major change to the Silex has been the extension of the lacing down to the toe, which provides a much more customisable fit than for the previous model, or for the Joker.
Overall, a very good shoe that comes highly recommended in this class!
Midsole: Half stiff
Outsole: FS-Quattro thickness: 4-4.6 mm depending on size.