Feel the Burn.
- Aggressive all-rounder for gyms, boulders, and overhung sport routes
- Aggressive downturn with highly asymmetric shape
- Thin and flexible sole provides a sensitive feel
- Vibram XS Grip 2 sole clings to rock and plastic
- Synthetic microfiber upper minimizes stretching
- T45 rand resists wear and tear from climbing
- Single hook-and-loop strap delivers a quick and dialed fit
- Scarpa builds reliable footwear for almost any vertical pursuit
- Item #SCR004N
- Q & A
Sean McColl FA at PsicoRoc
Check out Sean McColl putting up the FA on Woofer's Arete in West Virginia at the first annual PsicoRoc Comp at Summersville Lake climbing in the Scarpa Drago. - 11 minutes in.
Mostly boulder or climb inside?
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
If the answer is yes, buy these shoes! The stickiest most performance shoe I've ever had on my foot. Aimed at an average to wide foot, this shoe fits and feels like a compression sock that gently reinforces your foot in the most optimal climbing position. If you've only owned shoes with thick rubber, it will take a few weeks for your toes to get stronger, but it's totally worth it. Oh if you're a toe-hooker these handsome fellows will turn you into a bat!
When buying find the pair that feels like a comfortable-ish fit brand new, then go down a half size. The first few days of climbing they'll be a shoe that has to be taken off after each boulder/route. After that they turn into a comfortable sock!
(I have wider feet, size US 9.5, I own the size 42 Dragos)
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 41
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 155lbs
These shoes are a great specialty shoe. From intense bouldering to route climbing both indoors and out, the drago combines a snug fit of a slipper and the aggression and precision of a great edging shoe. The drago has a lot of rubber on the shoe so any toe hooking, heel hooking, smearing works incredibly well in these shoes. The rand also is incredibly durable, meaning when you dont wear the shoe for a while or after a long session they are going to maintain their downturned shape and feel as tight when you put them on for your next session. I would save these for high performance situations or send goes for sure. If you are looking for an elite competition shoe or performance based shoe these are your weapons of choice. I would avoid these if you are a beginner because of the softness of the rubber and style of climbing they accel at. These shoes are also great for a lighter climber looking for more sensitivity in their climbing shoe. These shoes are comparable to the furia or Team VXI from five ten. I would say they are stiffer than both those shoes though.
Has anyone had experience with both the Dragos and Miura/VS and able to offer a comparison?
How is the sizing compared to the Booster S? If I wear a 41 in the Booster should I go with the same size? I can't seem to find these anywhere in store to try on. And how much would these stretch?