The Aspect is the trad and crack climbing model of Black Diamond's new line of climbing shoes. It has a neutral, flat last for all-day climbing, a medium stiff midsole to provide strength on edges without too much rigidity for twisting when slotted into cracks, a durable outer to suit abrasive crack climbing, and an Engineered Knit Technology upper that provides more breathability and comfort than traditional leather and synthetic upper materials.
The Aspect is designed to protect the shoe and support the foot when jammed into cracks. The knitted upper extends to the outside of the shoe to provide extra padded protection in foot jams, and the lateral stabiliser rands increase precision by keeping your foot from rolling over when pressure is applied to the outside or inside edges. The Internal Lace Protection System also protects the laces from abrasion when jammed in cracks.
• 4.3mm rubber is purpose-built for edging and moulded for optimal consistency and performance
• Rubber is moulded - rather than cut from one sheet - to provide the best sensitivity and durability, and minimal weight
• Highest grade European leather upper