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Boreal Lynx Climbing Shoe


Lynx Climbing Shoe

You could be crushing boulders one day and jamming cracks the next, and Boreal's Lynx Climbing Shoe will still be underfoot. An asymmetric, slightly downturned design gives this shoe the edge on challenging, technical problems, and a padded tongue ensures comfort when you're jamming. Boreal's special anti-deformation midsole keeps this shoe prime for seasons, and the Zenith rubber sole gives a good grip. Expect some stretch out of the unlined split leather upper.

  • Split leather upper with V2 rand
  • Unlined
  • Padded mesh tongue with lace
  • Special anti-deformation midsole
  • Zenith rubber sole
  • Item #BRF0006

Upper Material
split leather
Zenith (5-5.5mm)
moderate downturn
Claimed Weight
1lb 1.9oz
Recommended Use

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Update. Sizing help.

After using the shoes a handful of times in the gym, I really like them. Comfortable. But the sizing is nuts. The picture attached is a comparison with a pair of la sportiva finale size 10 US (men) The Lynx are 11.5 UK (men) I wear 12/12.5 street size

>Rating: 3

Sizing is hard to get right.

I returned this product before using it
Runs small

Giving it 3 start because I had to return them because of sizing. I wear size 12US Ninjas. I bought these in 11.5 US hoping that being leather they would stretch. I guess they are so well built that it soon became clear that the black straps used for lacing would keep the leather from stretching enough. The return process was seamless. I already ordered the size up from another site.

>Rating: 5

Good grip.

I've used it several times

I have climbed with these in the gym and outside. They stick to basalt, granite and the tuff of Smith Rock really well. They are aggressive enough to but your toe in small pockets and have it hold and good at edging. My big toes still get sore after the third climb of the day. Hopefully they will toughen up. Overall happy with the purchase.

>Rating: 5

This is Quality

I've put it through the wringer

Putting these on made me feel like I could send anything. They're soft inside, lace easily, and broke in surprisingly quick. They do leave this post-surgery-iodine look on your feet so you can have fun with that. "You just got out of surgery and you're climbing?" it's a lot of fun. They edge extremely well, smear like a dream, and can hold a hook. When putting them on, it's best to slide your heel as far back as you can and then lace up. There is a little bit of dead space around the heel but it can be resolved by implementing the method above^. I can muster enough willpower at this point to wear them for 4-5 pitches but then I really need to take them off. When breaking them in, every time you put them on, a new hot spot will show up until your whole foot is tough.

>Rating: 5

All around sendage

I've put it through the wringer

First impressions, fit very much like a Testarossa, basically a more precise fit for a wide forefoot and fine for my large volume heels though they would fit smaller ones. Agree climbs similar to a Vapor V or Katana/Kataki lace if a little more reasonably priced than some. Haven't tried in crack yet as still breaking in a performance fit. Rubber is stickier than XS Edge but edge performance is a little less too. This may be the new thick rubber which needs the very edge worn in for best performance so they might improve. Sized one full size down from street and was concerned they would be too tight but after wearing in the shower and around the house could keep them on most of the first gym session. Don't need them to stretch any more, just need to toughen my feet to new pressure points. Definitely a shoe (unlined split leather) that will stretch so I don't agree with the one poster that suggested they wouldn't.

>Rating: 5

One to rule them all!

I've put it through the wringer
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 8"
150 lbs

Not gonna lie, I do like that no one else has this in my gym. Comfort: the heel is med vol which fits me very well. The toe box fits my wide foot. Almost all advance and aggressive shoes are asymmetrical and don't fit Greek foot-type well for toe pockets but these work well. Zenith Rubber: not as stiff as vibram-x edge and not as sticky as vibram-xs grip so it sits perfectly in the middle for sensitivity and stickiness needed for bouldering. Fit: (street size=9.5US) 10US is a semi-aggressive fit for me(toes slightly curled but not painful), guessing an 11US would be a comfort fit. Would've gotten 10.5 but was not avail. These will stretch very little if at all. For comparison: La Sportiva Otaki 41.5 (comfort fit) La Sportive Katana Lace 40.5 (semi-aggressive fit) Scarpa Vapor V 43 (comfort fit) Butora Acro 42.5 (aggressive fit)

How have these held up for you?

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
5` 10"
165 lbs

I thought this shoe climbed very similar to the: KATANA LACE VAPOR V It has a slight aggressive feel - but the lacing system allows for an adjustable fit and is quite comfortable. I also thought this shoe edged extremely well! It's got a nice downturn, but not too much to prevent it from being used crack climbs. Fit my wider foot just fine, but, like i said, the lacing allows for it to be adjusted. One of my new favorites!

Hey how is the sizing on these compared to the La Sportiva Solutions?


I have a pair of boreal ninjas. Is the sizing of the lynx shoes equivalent?


Can I return these if they don’t fit?