Get in the Zone during your next session with this new high-performance shoe built with Black Diamonds innovative Engineered Knit Technology. Designed for hard, steep climbing, the Zone combines unparalleled breathability and comfort, thanks to the knit upper, with molded rubber for superior grip.
DescriptionThe Zone is a two-strap Velcro shoe that combines the award-winning comfort and breathability of our Momentum climbing shoes, with the high-performance last of our Shadows to create a shoe built for sending at the gym or the crag. The Zone’s upper consist of our Engineered Knit Technology, which provides stretch where you need it, support where it matters and all around exceptional breathability-meaning you can go hard at the gym without worrying about your feet overheating. The shoe’s last is downturned and based on Black Diamonds aggressive shape, making the Zone adept at pulling hard on steep rock or plastic. The Zone’s sticky Fuze rubber is molded - inspired by the way they forge their carabiners - and not cut from one sheet of rubber. This is their engineered solution to optimize our shoe’s rubber and rands for consistency and comfort. The shoe’s vamp area also has printed rubber for extra friction while toe-hooking, and the medium-flex midsole adds a balance of sensitivity and power. For hard training sessions, this is the Zone you want to be in.
Fitting the Black Diamond Zone and Zone LV
- The Zone and Zone LV are marked with US men’s
- US women’s
- EU sizes, and UK sizing US women’s sizes are one size larger for the same length than the US men’s size indication.
- Ex.: US men’s 8 = US women’s 9 = EU 40.5 = UK 7
- Refer to the Size Chart: Men's/Women's Shoes
- Start with your US shoe size in either men’s or women’s. If possible, measure your foot on a Brannock device (like in a shoe store) to accurately determine the length and width of your foot.
- If your foot width is D or wider you should choose a Zone. If you have a C or narrower you should choose a Zone LV.
- For a performance fit, add .5 to your US shoe size (e.g. A US men’s 8 should get a US men’s 8.5).
- For a comfort fit, add 1 to your US shoe size (e.g. A US women’s 8 should get a US women’s 9).
- Engineered Knit Technology upper provides exceptional breathability and comfort
- 4.3mm Fuse rubber is printed and molded for superior grip, optimal consistency, and performance
- Downturned last for steep pulling
- Minimalist midsole for extra sensitivity on steep terrain
- Two Velcro straps for fit adjustability - one designed extra wide for locking in an aggressive fit.
- Regular last for regular to higher - volume feet.
BLACK DIAMOND ZONE SHOE