keepitmellow2391283 wrote a review of Scarpa Mago Climbing Shoe - Vibram XS Grip2 on November 16, 2011
I just pulled these guys out of the box. It was like getting Christmas early only to find out my present was jacked up. The heel cup on the shoes I got is deep, real deep. The image above is not what I received. The cup left about 1/4 inch of open space between my heel and the sole. No way of ever pulling off a heel hook in these. It looks like scarpa beefed up the rand that wraps the achilles tendon and by doing so jacked up the shape and depth of the heel. The pair I got measures 4 inches, yes 4 from the base of the heel to top of the leather above the rand that wraps the achilles tendon. The displacement of the protruding aspect of the heel cup to the opening of the shoe is a full two inches. So unless you have a massive heel, no achilles tendon, or are a skeleton watch out when you order these. This causes a loose heel, pushes your foot too far forward and contorts your toes too much.
Somebody is going to suggest the rubber rand will stretch and they will be perfect then. I would first have to be able to put weight on my toes in order to stretch them out. Second, I said they beefed up the rand that wraps the achilles and I'm not joking.
I rated 5 cause I'm sure they rock when put together properly. Somebody get quality control in here!!!