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Black Diamond
Aspect Climbing Shoe

4.379310344827586 out of 5 stars
87 Reviews


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Aspect Climbing Shoe

Given that Black Diamond’s Salt Lake City warehouse is five hours away from Indian Creek and a few miles from Little Cottonwood Canyon, it only makes sense for BD's footwear designers to come up with something like the Aspect Climbing Shoe—it even looks like the quartz monzonite that makes up Little Cottonwood. This shoe is simply meant to jam sandstone splitters and stand on slabby granite. BD meticulously chose the upper’s leather from the finest European tanneries to ensure a plush feek in between a rock and another rock, and the leather wraps around the laces and breathable, knit tongue to reduce pinching while jamming. The stiff sole is composed of a uniquely molded NeoFriction Edge rubber that is long-lasting and reliably sticky for Yosemite’s test-piece slab routes littered all over Little Cottonwood Canyon.


  • Climbing shoe designed for slabs and cracks
  • Plush leather upper feels cozy when paired with splitters
  • NeoFriction Edge rubber molded onto the shoe for durable traction
  • Stiff sole enhances support
  • Flat last ensures day-long comfort for multi-pitches
  • Item #BLD00QP
Upper Material
leather [tongue] knit synthetic
NeoFriction Edge (4.3mm)
Claimed Weight
[single, size 10.5] 9.7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Asymmetrical Curvature

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 87 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 34 reviews
5 Stars - 45 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2024


The shoes are 10x better that school gym rentals and 100x better than basic running shoes; the size is similar to my Hoka running shoes but the heel is a smidge too loose but otherwise a non issue.

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Andrew Y.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 3, 2024

Excellent All-day Trad Shoe!

Love these shoes! They are built solidly, very comfortable, and climb well. They are my go-to shoe for longer affairs in the mountains, or for easy days at the crags.

Colby B.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

October 16, 2023

Good crack shoe

Good thick layer of protection for crack jamming. Would recommend women try on in person to get the right sizing comparison

emily s.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Perfect trad shoe.

I’ve jumped all over the map to find a trad shoe that is secure and technical enough to handle finger tip cracks all the way to big hands and edge like a champ. This shoe was immediate magic once I put it on. Great traction, great fit, and a wide range of use. I normally wear a 10-10/12 st shoe. I got a 9 1/2 in this shoe and it’s snug toes but quickly feels molded to your foot. Can’t say enough good things. Fit wise for the performance, it beats most other trad shoes at a far better price. Nice job BD

Grant M.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

July 14, 2023

Very tight - had to return

Narrow feet but my street shoe size squashed my toes into a bent position. Might be that I’m a beginner but these felt much more curved/uncomfortable than the neutral rentals I’ve used. I suspect these run half a size small but maybe they are just for a more serious climber!

Luke B.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2023

Great Everything Shoe

Buy it in your shoe size. Black Diamond has done a great job at making the sizes fit. If you are old school, or just like being uncomfortable, 1/2 size down. They fit great, have good wear, and beat the TC Pros, with the savings. It’s a trad shoe, so you want to be able to spend time in them all day. However, size down and you can make them do anything.

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Rojer M

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 16, 2023

Great trad shoe

Took these out immediately for some 5.9 trad climbing on Tahoe granite. I loved the support while edging, something I’m totally not used to as I usually climb in my bouldering slippers or moc slippers. I was surprised at how well the aspect jammed considering they were supportive-stiff. Great comfort and I cant wait to see how they break in.

James M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023


Great all around shoe. May just wear this shoe for the rest of time

Caleb P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 18, 2023

Great Shoe

I wear a woman's 7 street shoe (with one foot being almost half a size bigger than the other) and purchased these in a 6.5. Tight fit at first but after two climbing sessions they feel good (toes slightly bent but not painful).

Sarah L.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

February 25, 2023

All Day Comfort, highly adjustable

At first I thought these were going to be a bust. 1 foot was not comfortable at all. Tweaked the laces over a couple climbing sessions and now they’re gtg. Materials are nice, great grip. A+

T N.

Originally reviewed on