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Black Diamond
Technician Leather Approach Shoe - Women's

3.875 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Current price: $108.50 Original price: $155.00
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Black Diamond Technician Leather Approach Shoe

Engineered for precision, the Black Diamond Technician Leather is built for durability and comfort, with super sticky rubber for technical approaches. Featuring a premium suede leather upper that’s lined for fit and comfort, the Technician Leather is ultra-durable with strategically placed, welded TPU overlays for abuse on the rocks. The lightweight wrap-style tongue allows for easy on and off at the crag, and a graduated lace system goes all the way to the toe for a lockdown fit. The Technician Leather’s tuned EVA midsole consists of a strategic stiffness-to-comfort ratio, allowing for high-performance precision where you need it, and comfort in just the right spots. The last is ideal for technical climbing, as the name implies, and the shoe’s BlackLabel-Mountain rubber provides super sticky, ultimate grip on terrain that demands precise edging and smearing you can trust your life to. Finally, the Technician Leather’s multiple webbing loops offer various tagging and stowing options for when the approach ends and the hard climbing begins.

Upper Material
suede, TPU
BlackLabel-Mountain rubber
Claimed Weight
[8.0, single] 9.3oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 2 year
hiking, climb

Overall Rating

4 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

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2 Stars - 1 reviews
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1 out of 5 stars

August 8, 2023

wish I could give less than one star

Super disappointed in these shoes. Not only do they run super small, the overall shape is incredibly uncomfortable. They also started to fall apart after one wear, so I was unable to return them at my local store. Pretty bummed definitely would not recommend or buy black diamond approach shoes in the future....

Caroline D.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 24, 2023

Great shoes!

Super comfortable and fit great! Really recommend:)

Maria M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 27, 2023

Unfortunately runs small

I purchased these shoes because I love the design and have worn another pair of approach shoes in the past and they were so comfortable from the moment I put them on. Unfortunately, they run small! I wish you offered these in a bigger size than a woman’s 11. I will be returning these when I visit Utah in February.

Judith Z.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 20, 2022

Love them

Awesome shoes, they stick to everything and are comfy for longer distances. The only negative is that the sizing is a bit off- all my shoes & boots are 7.5 and I had to buy these in a size 9 to get the same fit. Otherwise now that sizing is dialed I’d definitely buy another pair.

Emily H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 4, 2022

Pretty swaggy

These are comfy and awesome! They definitely make rocky approaches with a bunch of gear way more bearable. I just bought my street shoe size and they're perfect!

Lillian M.

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

June 25, 2022

I wanted to love these

I read the other reviews that said these run small and purposely bought a half size larger than my usual shoe size. Still no dice. I typically wear an 8-8.5 in all shoes. I got a 9 in these and my toes were jammed in the toe box. I’m not sure a 9.5 would’ve cut it. The style is great, but after the cost of shipping to have them delivered and then the cost of shipping to ship them back, I’m not willing to chance the cost of shipping a third time.

Kelly P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 1, 2022

The best approach shoes I've ever had!

From the first day they were super comfortable, they did not hurt me at all. The sole has a very good grip and they are not very hard or heavy shoes for hiking. I love them!

Maria M.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

May 28, 2022

Good looking design, but too narrow for me

I thought I would try a pair of BD approach shoes, but these were too narrow. I, unfortunately, had to return them. I have a wide fore-foot and generally wear La Sportiva TX 3s and 4s. I wanted to like these for the low-key design, but they are too narrow.

Kate M.

Originally reviewed on