Who should buy the Black Diamond Momentum Vegan

The Black Diamond Momentum Vegan is a competent quiver addition, thanks to its array of climb-worthy pros. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is designed for climbers who wish to move in an airy kind of comfort.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that offers enhanced breathability. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is designed for sports routes, boulder-type ascents, and slab projects.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan logo


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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan profile

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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan laces 3

Excellent underfoot grip

A one-piece molded outsole is the Momentum Vegan’s source of underfoot surface grip. 

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan outsole 1

Excellent heel-hooking 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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan outsole

Provides underfoot support and sensitivity

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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan midsole

Comfortable cushioning

They also paired it with a footbed made of hemp for added comfort underfoot.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan comfort

Synthetic and vegan-friendly

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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan upper

Easy to wear

A pair of pull loops are firmly stitched to its heel to make slipping in and out of the shoe easier and quicker. 

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan loop

Provides protection against abrasion

Both its forefoot and heel are sufficiently randed to give senders increased sticking power around tricky projections and adequate protection from abrasive hazards.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan upper 1

Adjustable hook-and-loop fasteners

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.

Black Diamond Momentum Vegan strap

Additional Info

  • This gear has a lace-up sibling in the Black Diamond Momentum Lace.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Black Diamond Momentum
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic, Knit
Lining: Lined

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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.