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Session Approach Shoes - Men's

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Features for comfort, and style for days, the Session fits like a sock, thanks to its internal bootie, yet keeps you grounded with BlackLabel-Street sticky rubber.


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Engineered to send in style, the Black Diamond Session combines ultimate comfort with performance features that seamlessly transitions from the gym to the crag and then out to the city streets. You’ll first notice how the shoe slips on thanks to the stretch-fit heel for easy on/off transitions. That heel also folds down with ease for slip on functionality. Then the integrated bootie wraps your foot like a sock, while the breathable knit upper regulates the temperature and stretches where you need while on the move. The tuned EVA midsole keeps you cushioned and stable, while the Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street sticky rubber adds grip for approaches or commutes. Finally, webbing loops provide tagging or stowing options for trails that end at the cliff.

  • Durable and premium breathable knit upper
  • Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street sticky rubber outsole
  • Rubber toe protection
  • Super comfortable molded EVA midsole
  • Comfortable sock-like bootie fit
  • Collapsible heel for easy use at the gym or crag
  • Elastic heel strap for easy on/off at the gym or crag
  • Webbing loops for various tagging options

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Weight :   EACH: 283 g (9.98 oz) size mens 10/EUR 43

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Black Diamond Performance Footwear

Session Approach Shoes - Men's is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made shoe, very comfortable Bought these just after Christmas to replace my normal every day tennies because I love how BD climbing shoes feel and perform so I expected this to be everything I love about climbing shoes, but in an everyday shoe package. It was exactly that, plus some. Super comfy, the elastic knit makes them breathable, they're easy to slip on and off without having to undo the laces, and unlike normal shoes, the full rubber toe and soles makes them feel super well built and durable. Where as a normal shoe would wear out on me and the soles peel off, I feel this shoe will surpass exponentially in life time. 10/10 highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual shoe! Full disclosure: I’ve only had these a few weeks. I cannot attest to how the will last over time but, so far, they are great shoes. Very comfortable and super grippy. Feel very thin, super light, but so far very durable. The collapsible heel was a big reason I purchased these. And it’s fantastic! You really can slide your foot in and out like a slipper then pull the heel up for more strenuous hikes. The ankle support is minimal but the flexibility of the shoe is unparalleled. I’m happy with my purchase and can tell BD put in lots of research and development on this, as usual.
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable and grippy I loved these from the moment I slipped them on. Super comfortable stretch fabric grips your foot without being too tight. The soles are supper grippy and the heel feature is interesting to just slip them on for a short time but in reality the stretch fabric makes them supper easy to pull on with out undoing the laces. I keep the laces tied up all the time and just pull them on and off with the generous heel and tongue pull tabs. Very high quality construction and nice materials.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shoes! I just received these shoes for Xmas and they made my Xmas! I think the way you can wear them as a slip on is a breakthrough in shoe design! Mine are about a full size too big which is kinda a bummer but as it was a gift I didn’t want to send them back. Being too large isn’t an issue unless I’m climbing harder stuff.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing shoe I’m a code team registered nurse. I walk on average 12k-18k steps in my twelve hour shifts 3-4 days a week. I purchased these to replace my current work shoes. I was nervous to wear them to work to break them in but I was pleasantly surprised that there really wasn’t a break in period. My feet didn’t hurt once my during my shifts and also my knee pain was nonexistent. These are super comfortable, super light and super breathable. It almost doesn’t feel like I’m even wearing a shoe. If the hospital floor gets wet it can be very slippery but these shoes grip the floor like a magnet. Needless to say I am SUPER impressed with this product. So far these shoes have helped save three lives and I am sure they will continue to do so for many miles to come. If you are thinking about buying these just do it. Sizing seems appropriate and comparable to all other shoes I have worn. Fit and finish are superb. I give them 10/5 stars.
Date published: 2020-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well thought out shoe: just too narrow These shoes have a lot of great features: the slipper-like feel, collapsible heel, and lightweight breathable material. They also look very stylish. Unfortunately they are pretty narrow, it would be nice to have a little more space (and comfort) in the toe box since these are not really designed for “technical climbing” where a narrow toe would make sense.
Date published: 2020-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These shoes are quite comfortable and well rounded. You can go on a hike or to work on those and they will perform. Very good approach shoes for rock climbers like myself. I was a bit disappointed by the style. They black version do not look as good as in the picture, the women's version probably has the much needed features to make the shoe look better (different color laces, etc.). I was also disappointed by the collapsible heel. It does not help as I thought it would. It functions just like any shoe being used as slippers. Perhaps the circuit would be a better option. It does the same thing without the collapsible heel and it's cheaper. In any event, these are very good shoes and perform quite well. I recommend nonetheless.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid even as an everyday shoe Bought these for more or less the intended purpose: far better for approaches than sandals, just as comfy when belaying or having a post climb beverage. Then I broke my collarbone and a global pandemic came, so these ended up becoming my “wear everywhere” shoes. They’re perfect for it! Look appropriate for just about any situation in these days of not going to an office. Super easy slip on, pretty sturdy for what they are, and haven’t shown much sign of wear and tear. I’m not where close to the point of having to replace them and am already considering a second pair just in case BD gets any ideas of discontinuing the color or not stocking my size when it does come time to replace.
Date published: 2020-08-07
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