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Boreal Ace Climbing Shoe
  • Boreal Ace Climbing Shoe
  • Boreal Ace Climbing Shoe



My vote: None ( 4.8 avg )


The Ace is a classic reborn! With more symmetrical, yet slightly downturned last shape and low volume toe, Ace is a versatile shoe with a less aggressive shape.
Featuring a stiffer midsole and rubber protection over the toe, Ace has been optimised for traditional climbing and cracks.

Ace features a premium quality split leather upper and a secure lace closure. The low volume last shape has been kept more symmetrical to help fit those with long second toes, yet maintains a precise toe shape for pockets. A rubber patch covers the toe area to protect the foot while jamming in cracks and to aid friction while toe hooking. 

A stiff midsole support the foot on small edges and on long routes. Sticky Zenith Pro™ rubber provides excellent friction and a firm hold even on tiny edges. Whether your aspirations are short grit outcrops, sandstone splitter cracks or huge granite walls, Aces are a winning pair.

Retail price

US$ 140.00
Weight 575 g

Size 7 (UK) single : 287.5 g / 10.1 oz
Size 7 (UK) pair : 575 g / 20.3 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume Low Narrow
Sizing Information UK sizes 4-12, including half sizes.
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Trad / Crack
Asymmetry Low
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Arched (technical)
Construction: Slip Lasted
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Upper Material not provided by the brand  Split leather
Midsole Material not provided by the brand  Special anti deformation midsole
Sole Material 4.5 mm  (thickness depending on size) BOREAL® Zenith Pro™
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining


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UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Ace are a breath of fresh air as far as supportive shoes are concerned, insofar as they appear to be a dying breed, despite the fact that this is what the vast majority of British Trad climbers are likely in need of. The rubber toe patch, coupled with their flat last, makes them an ideal crack climbing shoe. The only issue is that their fit is definitely quite unique, with a very central point that will suit some, but not others. In light of this it's very much one to try before you buy, but if it does fit the Ace will likely provide a great many pitches of good service.

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