The Method is one of the newest additions to Black Diamonds Climbing Shoe line. Designed to excel at Sport climbing from blocky limestone to slick Harrison sandstone the unit prioritises forefoot comfort and has one of the shortest break periods of a shoe. Easy on the feet out of the box, it allows beginners to experts to experience all-day climbing comfort whilst maintaining a stiff edge for improved power.
A downturned last design improves arch stability, however, it is not considered to be ultra-aggressive, the result allows the Method to perform on a variety of angles. It is the one shoe for all types of climbs, reducing the volume in your gear closet. Inspired by the design of carabiners, the moulded rubber is cut from multiple sheets which reduces waste, lowers weight, ensures consistency and promotes comfort.
Upper construction consists of a stretch-resistant microfiber, that provides next-to-skin comfort, with a tongue constructed from a microsuede lined woven textile. This highly breathable textile improves breathability and allows for ample mobility.
Wrapped up in a package of Velcro straps that allow you to dial in your preferred tension and fit.
Moderate, downturned last for vertical to gently overhanging sport routes
4.3mm Black Label Fuse rubber is molded for superior grip, optimal consistency, and performance
Cush, padded, microsuede lined woven tongue, which is exceptionally breathable and increases mobility
3D molded heel provides fit and protection for comfortable, powerful heel hooking
Heel tension and arch rubber provide power and support
Velcro straps for adjustability
Great for off vertical, vertical and slab climbing. Super comfortable for wide feet. I've been looking for a decent shoe for the style of climbing I do without sacrificing performance and these are definitely the shoes for me. Wouldn't recommend for steep overhangs as they aren't particularly aggressive on the downturn. Can easily wear for long periods of time without feet getting sore.
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