Boreal was founded in 1975 by Jesus Garcia Lopez in the town of Villena, Spain. The first products to be developed were a mixture of outdoor styles, including both advanced new lightweight trekking boots and premium quality Norwegian welted leather mountaineering boots.
Boreal has always focused on gaining first-hand experience and input through close collaboration with the world’s best climbers and mountaineers. Boreal produces all climbing shoes, mountaineering boots and the majority of the other products in-house at the factory in Villena. The unique rubber compounds are exclusively used throughout the whole rock shoe range and are produced in the own factory, as well as a smaller selection of the trekking sole units such as the famous FDS-3. BOREAL takes great care in sourcing raw materials from only the best suppliers and the overwhelming majority of the raw materials are sourced from within Europe.