Traditionally, shoes designed with toe-hooking in mind have used thin sections of sheet rubber over the toes. While this increased friction, it was at the expense of reduced comfort and sensitivity. To address this issue, Boreal developed Friction Skin.
This coating comprises granules of our highly acclaimed Zenith rubber mixed with high quality glue. The coating is durable, flexible and thin, acting like a second skin and still allowing the shoe upper to mold around the contours of the toes. This results in superb toe-hooking ability without compromising the comfort and sensitivity of the shoe.