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May 9, 2016
Living the SF bay area I almost see no Borea, Ocun,l or Cypher shoes, even though I know they both have a pretty extensive line. Honestly seeing more Burota's and Tenaya's out there even though they only have a few shoes.

Is there an area of the USA were there is much larger representation of Boreal or some of the other smaller euro brand? It seems like they are putting out some better/ more interesting product and I'd love to hear from people on if they like it.
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
May 9, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Eiger summit
NorCalNomad wrote:
Living the SF bay area I almost see no Borea, Ocun,l or Cypher shoes, even though I know they both have a pretty extensive line. Honestly seeing more Burota's and Tenaya's out there even though they only have a few shoes. Is there an area of the USA were there is much larger representation of Boreal or some of the other smaller euro brand? It seems like they are putting out some better/ more interesting product and I'd love to hear from people on if they like it.


That's funny because "back in the day" Boreal was THE rock climbing shoe in the U.S. Almost everyone owned a pair of ugly black and green Boreal Aces.
Brian
From North Kingstown, RI
Joined Sep 27, 2001
803 points
May 9, 2016
Brian wrote:
That's funny because "back in the day" Boreal was THE rock climbing shoe in the U.S. Almost everyone owned a pair of ugly black and green Boreal Aces.


Yeah, now the only ones I ever see are Jokers that are usually on someone who moved to CA or was visiting CA.
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
127 points
May 9, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks
NorCalNomad wrote:
Living the SF bay area I almost see no Borea, Ocun,l or Cypher shoes, even though I know they both have a pretty extensive line. Honestly seeing more Burota's and Tenaya's out there even though they only have a few shoes. Is there an area of the USA were there is much larger representation of Boreal or some of the other smaller euro brand? It seems like they are putting out some better/ more interesting product and I'd love to hear from people on if they like it.


I'm pretty sure that the reason you don't see boreal in the US anymore is because everyone stopped buying them after they realized how badly boreal's rubber sucked. I don't know if they have improved it since the early 2000's when you stopped seeing them over here, but back in the day it was very noticeably inferior to every other rubber out there.
kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Joined Aug 12, 2010
2,061 points
May 13, 2016
Looks like backcountry.com has Boreal, as well as Butora, Tenaya. Clovehitch
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