Review: Boreal Bamba


The Bamba is a stylish and comfortable all terrain shoe with a little more urban characteristics.

They come in multiple colour patterns to suit everyone’s personal taste. I personally went for the bright yellow, orange, and blue colour way to satisfy my love for flashy footwear. With a high quality leather upper it is quite obvious they are made to last. They feature a high a minimal treads with the Boreal logo, which offers great traction on trails and rocks while being durable enough for city streets. There is also a high rand for extra protection in rocky terrain.


Boreal used their Street rubber outsole with an integrated toecap rand. The Bamba’s have ample support and stability thanks to the shock absorbing EVA, and TPU midsole.

Best Use:

The Bamba is the type of shoe that is equally qualified to take you to the pub or out for a day of light hiking or cragging. For most

Bottom Line:

My Bambas have proven to be a very comfortable shoe that required little to no break in time. They are made to a very high quality at the Boreal factory in Spain. 

It’s refreshing to know a shoe like this still being made in a first world country where the employees are being paid a fair wage. For some, myself included this is a selling feature.

I'd definitely recommend the Boreal Bamba for anyone looking for a multi-purpose shoe they can take out for light hikes, or climbing, as well to casual nights out.