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 The Tribal is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Tribal is no longer produced by Boreal and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

 The Tribal is not imported to the US. Sadly, this shoe is not available in the US and we have limited ability to track where else in the world it's sold (sorry!). When we know more info, we'll post it here.

Boreal Tribal Climbing Shoe




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Quick and easy to put on and take off. Maximum sensititvity, precision and support for all types of climbing.

Weight 420 g

Size 6 (UK) single : 210 g / 7.4 oz
Size 6 (UK) pair : 420 g / 14.8 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Slipper
Gender Unisex
Volume ­
Sizing Information UK sizes 3-11.5, including half sizes.
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Best Use (Highest Performance) Sport / Face
Asymmetry Aggressive
Last Details Shape: Arched (technical)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Upper Material ­Split Leather
Midsole Material ­Half midsole with anatomic cutaway
Sole Material 4.6 mm (thickness depending on size) FS-QUATTRO
Rand: IRS: Integral Rand System
Footbed Lining

Mesh in the elastic

FS-QUATTRO Technology


The latest development in climbing rubber. FS-Quattro has the optimum balance of grip, abrasion resistance and hardness. It has the unique property of not being affected by changes in temperature.
IRS: Integral Rand System Technology

IRS: Integral Rand System

The IRS system goes a step further in the manufacturing of climbing shoes. This one piece climbing sole never deforms and has a superior fit. We can achieve different thicknesses in the rubber and the one piece construction avoids possible delamination.

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Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

Most slippers can’t edge on a deck of cards, but then there’s Boreal’s latest slipper with a half midsole: the Tribal. While they won’t dime-edge like full-shank klettershoes, these asymmetric, slightly downturned kicks (with 4-4.6mm FS QUATTRO rubber) stick to edgy face climbs as well as the caves. The uppers are mostly leather with a mesh/elastic foot wrap that seals the fit. While the Tribal doesn’t excel at any particular climbing style, most testers said they would buy this shoe because it can handle any terrain well, and it’s an ideal training slipper.