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The Spider is an incredibly comfortable shoe which delivers pure performance for plastic and sport climbing. It is particularly suitable for bouldering, high friction, steep faces and for sticking those micro holds! The upper vamp section of this shoe features a pre-tightened elastic strip and 2 adjustable reinforced velcro straps. The feeling of firmness and security is unmistakable. The Spider is quickly becoming a force in the bouldering & climbing gym market due to it's durability, comfort, versatility & on/off ease. Fits average minus to narrow feet best.

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New Boreal Spiders 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: dmonkeysolo, 2007-07-07

These are my third pair of shoes after 5.10s (stretched like 3 sizes!) and Spider Lace-ups (-oops!- do not stretch, and knuckle my toes to much for a full day). I have to say that contrary to the reviews of them being to soft I have found them to be excellent shoes! I bought them a half size larger than my lace ups and though the lace ups are great edgers, I prefer the Velcros big time. After the first few times in them while my toes got into the game more I can hit the micro edges easily. I may just be blessed with strong feet! They are kick-ass! And their new color is pretty snazzy too! No stretch in these pups either. You can step on the smallest crystal and feel the shoes ease right into it and stick like glue.

Bufo Spider 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: vincentvega, 2006-12-14

This was my second shoe and I think, that you'll get what you pay for. They are not a performance- shoe but a good all day- and "beginners"- shoe. The greatest con is the very poor smearing. Bufo Weapon shoes got a much better rubber. If you search for a inexpensive shoe with a better performance you should go for the Bufo Weapons.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: sioux, 2005-09-30

I have narrow feet with a very long second toe, and these shoes fit me well without having to size them small. I've used them more on rock than the gym. I had no of the grip issues others have mentioned, but then the rock on table Mountain, Cape Town, is a gritty sandstone. I wore them all morning on Atlantic Crag and Arrow Final with no confidence issues, even on my 1st trad climb.

I think they offer good value for money if you already have another couple of pairs of climbing shoes, narrow feet and climb high friction rock or gym surfaces.


Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: jcshaggy, 2005-01-18

Great for begginers. Perfect for my first pair of clibing shoes. The rubber isn't great but great value.

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: fredrogers, 2004-07-12

Rubber was OK but a bit stiffer than 5.10 C4. Fit was good on my foot though one of the seams dug into my ankle slightly. Major problem was excessive amounts of toe rubber delaminating from the shoe within one month of use. I've never seen such poor quality in a shoe so I thought it may have been a fluke. I contacted Bufo and they said delamination happens at times. They made no offer to replace, repair, or refund the shoes. I had recieved the shoes through a pro-deal for half-price. Even at this low cost ($40) the shoes were not worth it. Mad Rock makes a much better product in this price range.

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