Good to know
-The Momentum Vegan from Black Diamond, the Momentum’s animal-free sibling, is designed for climbers who wish to move in an airy kind of comfort. Its lightness is attributable to the way its rubber coatings (rands) are engineered.
-It comes with the Engineered Knit Technology, which explains the enhanced breathability it has on offer. This proprietary tech, which affects the shoe’s upper primarily, also provides enough support where it counts.
Downturn. The BD Momentum Vegan is a neutral rock climbing shoe. The absence of any meaningful downward camber in this gear translates to comfortable multi-pitch climbs. Its flat and mildly stiff forefoot also allows wearers to mount on edges with relative ease.
Applications. Sport routes, boulder-type ascents, and slab projects are the types of climbs for which this all-around piece is designed. The softness of its construction makes it suitable for entry-level climbers. Owners may use it both indoors and outdoors.
A below-the-ankle rock shoe for men and women is the Black Diamond Momentum Vegan. Thanks to the Engineered Knit Technology, stretch only occurs where needed. This is a straight-lasted shoe, which means its interior will allow the foot to lie comfortably flat (not bending inward) within its confines. A secure lockdown in it is courtesy of the shoe’s Velcro strapping system.
Midsole. The BD Momentum Vegan comes equipped with a hard-wearing midsole for climbing support. BD engineers gave it a soft-flex construction to enhance its sensitivity. They also paired it with a footbed made of hemp for added comfort underfoot.
Outsole. A one-piece molded outsole is the Momentum Vegan’s source of underfoot surface grip. It is a fully rubberized component, having a thickness of 4.3 mm. Its rear end extends all the way up to the shoe’s heel to give climbers extra heel-hooking grip.
The completely synthetic and vegan-friendly low-top shell of this Black Diamond piece is made of knit fabric (also known as Engineered Knit Technology). Its inner walls are lined with microfiber for added comfort. A pair of pull loops are firmly stitched to its heel to make slipping in and out of the shoe easier and quicker. Both its forefoot and heel are sufficiently randed to give senders increased sticking power around tricky projections and adequate protection from abrasive hazards.
Completing the equation of the Momentum Vegan’s breathable upper is its fit management system. It consists of two sturdy straps made adjustable with hook-and-loop fasteners. Each strap is looped through a beveled buckle, which is made of a material akin to hard plastic.
- This gear has a lace-up sibling in the Black Diamond Momentum Lace.