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Black Diamond
Session Suede Approach Shoe - Women's

4.7272727272727275 out of 5 stars
22 Reviews

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Why We Like The Session Suede Approach Shoe

From the daily grind to weekend cragging, Black Diamond's Session Suede Approach Shoe keeps up with our on-the-move lifestyle. It is durable enough for all the miles we put in on city commutes and long approaches but is comfortable enough that we don't even notice how much ground we've covered.


  • Durable, weather-resistant approach shoe for the active lifestyle
  • Suede upper is fully lined for a comfortable sock-like feel
  • Climbing-shoe inspired construction for performance fit
  • Elastic heel allows for easy on-off and folds down to slip on quick
  • 9mm drop allows a natural gait and reduces calf fatigue
  • Cushy midsole offers superior shock absorption on long approaches
  • Sticky sole is rugged enough for rocky approaches and city commutes
  • Loops provide stowing options when it's time for your sending shoes
  • Item #BLDZ9E6
Upper Material
suede leather (1.8mm), stretch heel, rubber toecap
fully lined
Relaxed Approach
die cut comfort EVA
low-profile comfort EVA
BlackLabel Street rubber
Claimed Weight
[size US 8] 8.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 22 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 17 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

May 19, 2024

Just what I needed

A lot to love about these shoes. Easy to slip on and off -- love the ability to step down on the heel for quick trips or when you have heel blisters. Pale pink goes with everything but doesn't immediately show dirt. And they are comfy to boot!

Kelly M.

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5 out of 5 stars

December 5, 2023

One of my favorite work shoes

I have worn these in Alaska for some summer climbing, around the East Coast as well - they hold up great. Super light and comfortable, I’m able to move quickly and change in and out of the shoes rapidly. They’re also a great shoe for bumming around as pictured.

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Patricia O.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 27, 2023

So comfortable and spacious!!

I’m a barefoot gal and these shoes leave me all the space to wiggle! So comfortable and durable. Easy slide on option too!

Justine H.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2023

Best shoes I've seen ever owned

Comfortable, stylish, easy to slip on. Real confidence boosters. Run a tad small

Trey F.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 20, 2023

In love!

So comfy, so cute. Never have to untie them, and the collapsing heel is a nice touch. Excellent for biking to work since they feel sturdy on the bike and are polished enough to wear to a casual-ish office environment.

Michelle B.

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4 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2023

Comfy and easy to get on

Comfy shoes that fit well. Wore them all day and my feet hurt intermittently but perhaps its because they are new shoes.

Danielle P.

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5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2023

Good everyday shoes

Sizing is accurate. The sole is very soft and compliant, it gives you a good feel of the surface you are walking or running on. The slip on feature is very convenient for when you need to quickly step out of the house, or make quick errands. The only down side is the footbeds it comes with does not have much arch support

Karen C.

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5 out of 5 stars

August 18, 2023

Great multi-purpose shoe

Wife loves her’s as well. Stylish and good looking. Convenient and comfortable.

Jason D.

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5 out of 5 stars

August 13, 2023

Hiked half dome in these

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 5"

Hiked the approach and return from snakedike with these after 2 years of use, feet still feel fine. Sole is excellent even after a few years and great for mix of terrain including descending slick, wet granite slab.

Jocelyn J
5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2023

Very comfortable. No break in

Very comfortable. No break in time needed. Apparently they are eye catching too, a woman at the airport wanted to know the brand name b/c she liked the look of them.

Paula M.

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