Black Diamond Equipment Launches Performance Footwear

Black Diamond Equipment, a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, announces its new performance footwear collection. 

 “Black Diamond’s Spring ’20 performance footwear collection is an obvious extension of our climbing shoe line,” states Kolin Powick, Black Diamond Equipment’s climbing category director. “With every new product that we bring to the market, our intention is to make it better. For performance footwear, specifically technical and lifestyle categories, we feel there is a hole in the market and an opportunity for new technology.” 

Black Diamond’s new footwear lineup consists of technical performance and performance lifestyle models that offer technical precision, unparalleled comfort and innovative style. Models include: 

Performance Lifestyle: 

  • • Circuit – Collapsible heel for easy use at gym or crag, Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street Rubber, comfortable knit upper and webbing loops for various tagging options 
  • • Session – Super comfortable, stretch-fit heel for ultra comfort and easy on-off, Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street Rubber, knit upper and rubber toe protection 

Technical Performance: 

  • • Technician – Precision fit, durable, super sticky Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain Rubber 
  • • Mission LT – Lightweight, super sticky Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain Rubber, durable, all-day comfort 

Differentiated by its own Black Diamond BlackLabel-Street rubber and Black Diamond BlackLabel-Mountain rubber, Black Diamond’s performance lifestyle models will be engineered for comfort while its technical performance models focus on performance. 

“We incorporate several purpose-built lasts that span over this introductory collection,” states Derek Gustafson, Black Diamond Equipment’s footwear category director. “Whether you are on a smash-and-grab ascent, scrambling over uneven terrain, or stepping from a bouldering session at your local gym to the coffee shop or bar, we are launching four models for both men and women each designed with a specific end-use in mind.” 

Black Diamond Equipment’s spring 2020 collection, along with the launch of its new performance footwear line, will be on display at OutDoor by ISPO, June 30-July 3, 2019 at booth #A6-430 and at OTS Manchester 15-17 July 2019.