Who should buy the Boreal Mutant

When it comes to bouldering performance, the Mutant is simply remarkable. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is built for senders who wish to accomplish complicated routes using a variety of climbing techniques. 
  • Look for a climbing shoe that allows users to smear, edge, heel hook, and toe hook with efficiency.
  • Need a climbing shoe that improves the shoe’s level of sensitivity and flexibility.

Boreal Mutant logo

Provides adequate grip on different kinds of terrain 

A Boreal-exclusive outsole called Zenith is the component that provides adequate grip on different kinds of terrain in the Mutant. 

Boreal Mutant outsole

Excellent edges performance

When it comes to thickness, it can be anywhere between 4 mm and 4.5 mm, depending on the shoe size bought. This type of outsole favors edges and similar surfaces.

Boreal Mutant outsole 1

Underfoot stiffness and support

This shoe built for bouldering has a midsole unit for extra underfoot stiffness and support. 

Boreal Mutant midsole


It is engineered with an anti-deformation technology that allows it to flex without bending out of shape.

Boreal Mutant arch support

Grants extra clinging power

The climber’s foot is safely tucked inside the Boreal Mutant’s split leather upper. It comes with no liner. Virtually every inch of its lower region is reinforced with a long-wearing rand to grant the user extra clinging power where needed. 

Boreal Mutant upper

Provides additional toe hooking performance

The dome of its forefoot is furnished with Friction Skin, a special rubber coating around the toe box that gives the wearer additional grip when toe hooking.

Boreal Mutant toe hooking

Easy to wear

Stitched to its heel are two pull loops to assist during on and off. An adjustable Velcro strap makes up its closure system.

Boreal Mutant loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 8.1oz
Closure: Velcro
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather
Lining: Unlined
Last Shape: Asymmetric

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.