Millet Shoes Hope to Get Traction Among Climbers
Wednesday March 25th 2009, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Climbing

From The Denver Post
By Scott Willoughby

French mountaineering company Millet is hoping climbers will put their faith and their feet in the new BOA 1st (MSRP: $105), the first rock-climbing shoe on the market to feature the BOA lacing system.millet-boa-1st

After making a splash in the snowboard and ski boot market in recent years, the revolutionary BOA system will attempt to get a toehold in the climbing world this spring.

The wire-lace ratchet system is known for distributing equal pressure throughout the laces with an efficient turn of a knob and a quick release in a single move. A reinforced tongue and padded collar help keep the hot spots at bay on these 17-ounce (pair) suede, nylon and rubber shoes designed for technical climbing both indoors and out. A slightly asymmetric design, includes a flexible gum sole, heel and top panel for toe smearing.

Get it: At Backcountry Experience in Durango, or on the Web at, or

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