Beta reflects the changing requirements of newer climbers who predominantly climb on indoor walls. Offering superb breathability and comfort alongside higher performance features usually found on more technical models. Beta is ideal as a first pair or as a comfortable and inexpensive training pair for more advanced climbers.
Beta features a comfortable symmetric and mildly downturned last shape with a medium tension low volume heel. This helps introduce a more technical fit, and allows more advanced techniques using the heel to be used. The upper is constructed from a highly breathable knitted synthetic textile, providing low stretch and great next–to-skin feel.
A medium stiffness midsole paired with the sticky and durable Zenith Quattro™ rubber provides the ideal blend of edging support and long-lasting friction. Beta is a highly versatile shoe which could be sized for comfort on multi-pitch or all day climbing, or sized tightly for higher performance and training.
| 525 g
Size 7 (UK) single : 262.5 g / 9.3 oz
|2 Velcro closures
UK sizes 5-12, including half sizes.
|Best Use (Highest Performance)
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| Shape: Flat (comfort)
Construction: Slip Lasted
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|not provided by the brand Synthetic knitted textile
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4-4.5mm BOREAL® Zenith Quattro™ (thickness depending on size)
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The Beta - and the Beta Eco - are a comfortable and competitively priced shoe that would be ideal either for the beginner just starting out, or as an indoor training shoe for the more experienced climber looking for comfort. Whilst the Quattro rubber might not be quite so sticky, what it lacks in that little bit of grip it makes up for in durability, which could - if you're using them frequently indoors - be of use to make the shoes last longer. If you've been climbing a little longer, or want something more performance oriented, you might find the rubber a little more limiting, although it is - as always - a case of weighing up priorities.