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The Boreal Satori - An exceptional new shoe for steep routes and difficult bouldering - Gus Alexandropoulos
The first thing most climbers will notice is the new asymmetric downturned last that offers a roomy toe box and snug fitting heel. This last is supercharged with a new tensioned rand system that provides excellent power and control without compromising comfort.
In the forefoot, Boreal uses a thin flexible midsole for support on small edges while still providing enough flex for pulling and grabbing on steeper terrain. On the top of the forefoot, Boreal applies a large patch of sticky rubber that delivers exceptional toe hooking. This rubber patch also creates some lateral tension, which helps compress the forefoot and prevents any redpoint-ruining foot-roll when standing on small edges. On the back on the shoe, a sticky rubber heel cup with a pronounced hooking rib aids with any difficult heel hooking moves.
This year, Boreal has updated its incredibly sticky Zenith rubber. It’s now a bit firmer for better edging while still maintaining its grip on tenuous smears.
Finally, a unique macramé-like lace system with a single-tab Velcro closure evenly tensions the entire upper. The result is traditional lace-up shoe security and control with the convenience and simplicity of a single-pull closure.
On the rock/plastic, the Satori performed flawlessly on steep terrain and easily transitioned to more vertical ground. It delivered a shocking combination of sensitivity and control and should be a top choice for any climber wanting a soft yet precise performance-oriented slipper. Highly recommended.