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Black Diamond
Session Shoe - Women's

4.526315789473684 out of 5 stars
38 Reviews
Current price: $52.00 Original price: $130.00
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Session Shoe

The Session Shoe is the most casual approach shoe from Black Diamond, designed for climbers commuting from climbing gyms to crags, and maybe stopping at a cafe along the way. Black Diamond's engineered knit upper feels both breathable and durable to keep comfy on warm trails, and the elastic heel maintains a snug fit that you can collapse to wear as a slip-on in between redpoint attempts. The lining is a sock-like bootie built to accommodate socks, or not. Underfoot, Black Diamond's BlackLabel rubber gives street-styled stickiness, and EVA cushions on trails and sidewalks alike.


  • Casual approach shoe goes from climbing gyms to crags
  • Breathable knit upper with rubber toe protection
  • Elastic heel can drop down to double as a sandal
  • Sock-like bootie brings the comfort with or without socks
  • EVA midsole maintains cushioning shock-absorption
  • BlackLabel-Street rubber sole is sticky on all terrain
  • Item #BLDZ97X
Upper Material
polyester knit
Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain rubber
Claimed Weight
[single] 10oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 38 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 7 reviews
5 Stars - 27 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

May 2, 2024

Didn't fit true to size

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I wished I read the comments with low rating before buying this pair. I really love the appearence and they are so light but even I size up the pair still didn't fit. After using them for a couple of hours my toes were in pain. Will recomend to try this pair in the store.

Juan S
4 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2024

Nice show so far.

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I've gotten to wear these a few times and they are nice and light. Also fit great right out of the box. True to size 8.5. I would buy this brand again.

5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2024

Get 'em!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

Attractive shoes and very comfortable. Love!

Pat E
4 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2023

Great for bouldering and belaying

These are super comfortable, even though the toes are not very precise. Size .5 or 1 down from street, I wear a 9.5 women’s and I could have used an 8.5 or 9 women’s. I wear socks to make up for it and they’re fine. Otherwise great construction and super convenient!

Sarah P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 15, 2023

Comfortable and lightweight

These shoes are very comfortable and I appreciate the ability to slide on without pulling the back lip up. It's still comfortable to be worn like that and they are very lightweight. Have not worn on longer approaches yet but think they will hold up great!

Vivian H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 26, 2023

Perfect approach shoe!

This is my second pair and love these session shoes! Perfect fit, comfy and quick on/offs!

Rene M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023

I’m in Love!

I absolutely love these shoes. The look good and are comfortable. I wear the walking around town, to work, and at the crag. I have even climbed low level climbs in them with no issue. I’m considering a second pair.

Amanda M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2023

Super comfortable, sticky soles

Wow, the most comfortable and stickiest approach shoes I've ever owned. The footbed is very pliable, which is unusual for approach shoes, but the rubber is super sticky so it's perfect for desert slick rock. I am wondering whether these shoes will hold up to the beating compared to my LaSportivas, but I am willing take the tradeoff of comfort over sturdiness.

Charlie L.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 12, 2023


Had these shoes for myself (male) for about 6 months and absolutely loved them, had to buy them for my wife and she absolutely loves them! Lightweight yet sturdy. Love that you can wear them like slippers. The mesh lets your feet breath which is much needed when my sweaty smelly feet. Will buy again and again.

Nickolas V.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2023

So comfy!

These have become my go-to everyday shoes and they are awesome! So comfortable.

Megan L.

Originally reviewed on