Bouldering owes much of its popularity to the development of modern crash pads. Before the existence foam-filled shock absorbers, failed bouldering attempts regularly produced spine-compressing falls or bone-breaking impacts.
Alpine boots must be lightweight,durable and waterproof, but also offer enough flex for long approaches balanced with enough support for heavy loads and crampons. Finding the ideal climbing boot is difficult. Here are some things to consider when looking for a boot that is the right fit for your needs.