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EB Balboa

Size: EU 38.5

The EB Balboa is a contemporary performance climbing shoe designed in collaboration with French sport climber, Seb Bouin. Perfect for bouldering and sport climbing, the Balboa is the most performance orientated shoe in the EB range.

A modern snug slipper fit with mono strap closure, the Balboa has been designed for those red line attempts on your hardest boulders and sport climbs. Coming in as the most aggressively downturned EB model, the Balboa is hooked like a claw to dominate overhanging terrain and nail precise foot placements.

As one of the softest and most sensitive shoes in the EB range thanks to its split rubber sole on the bottom of the shoe, the Balboa is reinforced with midsole technology (a thin 1mm plastic insert between the fabric and the rubber) under the toe and in the heel to provide fantastic levels of support at the business ends of the shoe.

Featuring a 4mm Daytona rubber sole and plenty of rubber over the toes, the Balboa is as ready for outdoor projects as it is modern bouldering problems at your local gym. Complete with EB’s antibacterial insole and Evo microfibre upper, the Balboa couples performance with supreme comfort. Further benefits of EB’s premium synthetic materials are their vegan credentials and the lack of stretch over the shoe’s lifespan. Expect the Balboa to stretch marginally, up to half a UK size.


If you require some assistance with sizing this shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Climbing Shoe Sizing Guide

Rock+Run Review

Check out Rock+Run's detailed review of the EB Balboa climbing shoes here.


  • Performance orientated shoe
  • Snug slipper fit with mono strap closure
  • One of the most sensitive shoe in the EB range
  • Couples performance with supreme comfort


  • Upper: Evo Microfibre
  • Lining: Anti bacterial silver Polyamide
  • Sole: Daytona Rubber 4mm
  • Closure: Velcro, mono strap
  • Vegan friendly 
  • Weight: 390g (EU40)

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