Who should buy the Black Diamond Technician

The Black Diamond Technician has what it takes to deliver on everything it has on offer, whether on or off the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is built for approach-slash-climbing folks who need extra precision in their step. 
  • Prefer an approach shoe that keeps the foot as ventilated as possible.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides excellent surface traction.

Black Diamond Technician outsole

Provides a muli-surface traction

The Black Diamond Technician is armed with the BlackLabel-Mountain rubber outsole for multi-surface traction. It can dig into soft earth or loose soil with its low-profile protrusions (also known as lugs or studs). 

Black Diamond Technician outsole 1 

Excellent edging and smearing performance

The smooth, tread-less construction of its front tip is called “climbing zone,” a feature with which hikers can perform edging and smearing maneuvers efficiently.

Black Diamond Technician outsole 2

Heavy-duty midsole

On the cushioning front, owners of the Technician have the shoe’s heavy-duty midsole to thank. It is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)—a material that is mostly known for its lightness, resilience, and shock absorbency. 

Black Diamond Technician midsole

Stiff yet springy construction

Its zonal comfort and protectiveness come from its stiff yet springy construction. It comes paired with a stock insole to give adventurers an even more comfy ride.

Black Diamond Technician arch

Excellent ventilation

The breathable shell of the Black Diamond Technician—the EnduroKnit upper—is made of high-grade knit fabric. Both its sturdy heel and lightweight tongue are furnished with synthetic pull loops for easy on and off.

Black Diamond Technician upper

Delivers protection against abrasive hazards

A protective film covers its bottom perimeter, delivering additional defenses against abrasive hazards. What provides hikers with enough toeing traction on low-grade climbs, on the other hand, is a rubberized rand stationed at its front end.

Black Diamond Technician upper 2

Excellent lacing system

The Technician’s upper equation comes full circle with the approach shoe’s fit management system. It uses reinforced lace holes for eyelets, the midfoot ones of which are built extra sturdy with heavy-duty straps made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). It comes with a round synthetic lace.

Black Diamond Technician lacing system

Nice to know

-Outdoorsy folks might want to pair the Technician with the Black Diamond Momentum, a climbing shoe with a breathable knit upper.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10oz
Features: Breathable / Lightweight / Tongue Pull Loop
Material: Knit upper, Rubber sole
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Black Diamond
Randing: Forefoot only
SKUs: BD5800030002 / BD5800039131 / BD5800049132

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Author
Javin Hung
Javin Hung

I am passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle. I’ve been running and playing tennis since high school. In the last 5 years, I’ve picked up weight lifting and bouldering as part of my regular fitness routine. You can usually find me hitting the weights or rock walls at the gym, or trying out a new sport.