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Whether teching your way up a run-out granite slab or hucking laps on the splitters at Indian Creek, the Black Diamond Aspect is an engineered trad climbing machine. Built with the highest grade European leather upper, the Aspects balance comfort with performance using innovative designs that subtly set it apart. Lace up a pair and youa (TM)ll notice that the leather upper slightly covers the laces on the outside of the foota "specifically designed for protection during abrasive jamming.
- Mountain Gear
Built to handle micro edges and splitters alike, Black Diamond Aspect climbing shoes balance comfort and performance with an innovative design to help turn you into a trad-climbing machine.
The Black Diamond Aspect Climbing Shoe is a flat-lasted shoe built for trad Climbing. When you're about to slip your feet into a shoe and wear them for a full day of Climbing, they better be comfortable. The neutral, flat last won't curl the foot and the durable leather Upper will mold to your foot as you wear them. A 4.3mm rubber covers sole, heel and toe that will hold up to edging and more. Features of the Black Diamond Aspect Climbing Shoe Neutral, flat last for all day cragging comfort 4.3mm NeoFriction Edge rubber is purpose-built for edging and molded for optimal consistency and Performance Engineered Knit Technology tongue provides exceptional breathability, comfort and extra padding for crack Climbing Internal Lace Protection System for crack Climbing Medium-flex Midsole adds support without sacrificing sensitivity Lateral stabilizer rands increase precision by keeping your foot from rolling over when pressure is applied to the outside or inside edges Highest grade European leather Upper
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.
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