It's hard to listen to your friends teaching you how to gym climb when your feet feel scrunched worse than a ballerina's. Black Diamond's Momentum Climbing Shoe balances comfort with performance so you can learn how to climb comfortably. Most climbing shoes opt for leather or synthetic leather uppers to keep durable throughout your rocky adventures. Black Diamond, on the other hand, made this shoe's upper out of a unique knit that enhances breathability without hindering overall durability. This enhanced breathability also decreases the foul smells that standard leather climbing shoes excrete in your car, closet, or wherever you store your climbing shoes. Since this isn't a leather or synthetic leather climbing shoe, the Momentum shouldn't stretch as much as usual climbing shoes, and if this is your first pair of climbing shoes, you might want to consider getting this pair in your street shoe size even though your friends are telling you to size down. The NeoFriction rubber sole is also unique in that it's molded-as opposed to the usual cutting from one sheet of rubber-to the shoe in order to increase longevity and ensure traction on greasy, plastic footholds.
Features: Comfortable climbing shoe for beginners Unique knit upper enhances breathability and decreases stretch NeoFriection rubber molded onto upper for long-lasting traction Flat last and low asymmetry assures all-day comfort
I got these to use in the gym and they don’t disappoint. Took them outside a coupe of times and they work great but typically need a more aggressive climbing shoe. Great entry level shoe and great for the gym.
I’ve had no complaints with these shoes in the 7 months I’ve owned them. Great for chill sessions in the gym at or on the crag. Rubber has remained stiff and wear has been slight. Great shoe for anyone who is looking into starting out. These have great comfort while maintaining all the functionality a climbing shoe needs.
Bought this for the all day multi-pitch stuff. Great for this, sticky yet comfortable. I have sweaty feet and this breaths well. Sole remains stiff, even after extensive use. So don't expect them to be a good vert shoe eventually. Size runs big when compared to Euro brands.
After 10 months of climbing on my Momentums, I am happy to give them a 5 star review. I only wear them indoors, and have other shoes I feel would hold up better to outdoor climbing. They are my everyday gym shoe.
They fit true to size, and edge better than expected on tiny indoor holds, but also smear well when needed. All that said, I still can't get over how comfortable they are. I use a pair of BD Focus shoes when I need just a bit more aggressive shoe, and while those are comfortable, the comfort between the Momentum and Focus is a day and night.
At their price point I have zero hesitation recommending them to someone looking for an everyday gym shoe.
This is a decent shoe. Have been climbing hard in it for about a month, good for small holds and smears. The shoes are wearing out faster than I would like, which prevents me from giving a higher rating.
I bought this shoes a month ago, they are comfortable for a training day at the gym. The first strap (from tip to hookit’s to long compared to the narrow of the shoe, so when you want to squeeze it you just can’t do it. Great hook though.
Works well for me. Sizing is pretty much the same as what your wear for street shoes. Maybe get a half size down if you don't plan to wear socks. I wouldn't say they are the best or most comfortable in the world, but you can't go wrong with this shoe if you don't want to spend too much. Happy I purchased, would buy again.
I had a blow out in my old shoes and was looking for a replacement. I have big feet so it is hard to find store that stock a nice range. It is a real gamble to buy online. But with the return policy i thought i would give it a go. I read about the reviews and took the advise to half size up on your size. The fit is just right for me. I dont want anything too aggressive at the moment and these are right for the job. For he climb i am really impressed and have nothing but good comments to give - but they are new so only time will tell. Also, i was looking for something less colourful than the typical colours on climbing shoes... so these are perfect for me.