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Black Diamond
Technician Leather Approach Shoe - Men's

4.2727272727272725 out of 5 stars
22 Reviews

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Why We Like The Technician Leather Approach Shoe

Sometimes the best climbing spots are locked behind the barrier of a long approach. But who cares, we have the Technician Leather Approach Shoe to get us there. It's comfortably soft where we want it but stiff enough to stop us from rolling ankles on every pebble and root. Plus, it's got a high-traction outsole and breathable upper, meaning less slipping and less end-of-the-day stank.


  • Premium approach shoe to smear onto rocks and grip on grime
  • Polyester upper is supple but supportive and highly breathable
  • Tuned EVA midsole is stiff for comfort on rocky terrain
  • BlackLabel-Mountain rubber sticks to the most slippery ground
  • Graduated fit locks it tight all the way up to your toes
  • Half-booty tongue is easy to get on and off at the crag
  • Item #BLDZ9FY
Upper Material
suede leather, rubber toe cap, TPU overlays
BlackLabel-Mountain rubber
Claimed Weight
[single, size 10.5] 12.9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
approach, climbing

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 22 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 14 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

Great approach shoe for climbing.

Great approach shoe for climbing. Snug fit cool style good color don’t know about how long they’ll last. But I think they’re well built

Dan R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 22, 2023

Got Kicks

Gotta have functional kick for the mountains and daily life.

Scott D.

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

June 22, 2023

1 full size small shoes

I love Black Diamond, I have got couple of pairs and they look great. This shoes look just amazing on my feet.... But shoe is way smaller than usual size. I wear size 11 in 100% of cases with all shoes I own. According to reviews I have ordered 11,5 instead of 11 that is but it was a mistake.. I should have ordered 12 and may be it would be better, if I were in a shop I would try 12,5 as well (but I do not like big shoes on my feet). So unfortunately, shoes are useless for me as I am out of return area/timing and I can not wear them. Order at least 1 size bigger and it will be fine.

Ilia K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 28, 2023

Like a well fitting glove

The first fit was a little tight. After I wore them a couple of times around town, they melded with my feet. They are excellent. Great grip on stone/rock/concrete works well with the microspikes. 10/10 would recommend them to my friends.

Ian S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2023

I bought these shoes for

I bought these shoes for mainly bouldering at the indoor gym. My feet are wide so I found these shoes very comfortable and I could easily climb routes 5.6-5.8. Recommended

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Piotr L.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2023


The is comfortable right ot the box with no break in time. Love the heel pocket, just wraps around your foot like a glove. No slippage! Can wear these all day! Would and will buy again. Thanks for a quality shoe.👍

Joseph H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 27, 2022

A true approach shoe!

I have been climbing around 28 years, and I have worn a bunch of approaches shoes in my day,these are the real deal! Excellent approach shoe !took a couple days to break in, and now they’re super comfy! Loads of traction, the lacing system is really good, it goes down to the front of the shoe which is what I like in approach shoe, I’m definitely going to get another pair !👍👍

Brian M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 22, 2022

stiff and edgy

These shoes are at home climbing moderates, wide cracks, and walking the dog. Solid!

Ward J.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2022

Finally a good shoe

Wore these over 100 days this season. On long hikes, scree, and lower fifth class. They have held up super nicely, just now am I noticing them flattening out. Would highly recommend these.


Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

August 11, 2022

Great approach shoes

I was hesitate at first because BD is just breaking into the shoe scene but I own a couple of their climbing shoes and love them so I tried these approach shoes. Sweet color and great grip. I have only used them on one scramble and they did well so far. I did size up half a size after reading other reviews and would recommend doing so. Great shoe though!!

Brendan A.

Originally reviewed on