Who should buy the Black Diamond Momentum Lace

The Black Diamond Momentum Lace shines on virtually all fronts, and those who would choose to send projects in it would only be witnesses to the exciting things it can do. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is built to give users a combination of adequate sending performance and all-day comfort.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that gives wearers a sensitive platform.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that provides climbers with enough adhesive power.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace logo

Excellent grip on indoor and outdoor surfaces

The Momentum Lace uses a 4.3-mm thick rubber outsole to adhere to a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces. Its lightness and grip performance is linked to its molded engineering.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace outsole

Excellent underfoot support

This BD offering grants adequate underfoot support for handling tricky edges.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace outsole 1

Excellent crack and smearing performance

Its soft-flex construction gives climbers the ability to negotiate cracks and pull off smearing maneuvers.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace midsole 1


The breathable synthetic upper of the Momentum Lace is virtually made entirely of the brand-exclusive Engineered Knit Technology. It comes with a microfiber liner on the inside. 

Black Diamond Momentum Lace upper

Provides edging protection

A hard-wearing rand is built around its forefoot for edging protection. Randing is also present at the heel, rendering extra rearfoot support and security.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace upper 1

Excellent lacing system

The upper’s equation is made complete by the shoe’s lacing system and two heel pull loops.

Black Diamond Momentum Lace laces

Black Diamond Momentum Lace vs. La Sportiva Solution

A shoe that gets pitted against the Momentum Lace is the La Sportiva Solution. The following are a few aspects that set them apart:

Downturn. The Momentum Lace is a neutral piece, while the climbing footgear from La Sportiva is aggressively downturned.

Pricing. The price difference between the two kicks is night and day. Indeed, the Momentum Lace is cheaper than its rival by about $80.

Weight. The featured shoe is lighter than the Solution by about 30 grams.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 8oz
Base model: Black Diamond Momentum
Construction: Slip lasted, Lace-to-toe
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic, Knit

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.