Black Diamond Focus
Thin face, performance allaround, edging
Our testers wore their streetshoe ( SS) sizes. The pointy toebox and stiff midsole/ sole made for a multi-day break- in.
Semi- symmetrical, mildly downturned last; leather uppers; knit tongue; double Velcro closure; injection- molded Pebax stiff- flex midsole; 4.3mm molded sole
The Focus is one of the most precise, supportive shoes on the market for dime edges and micro- standing, especially on extruded footholds—“Super- precise; there was no edge too small,” one tester said. One caveat: Break- in takes real patience. Also comes in women’s version.