Because that crux pitch means business.
Where comfier climbing shoes don't give the performance you need for a cruxy sequence high up on a multi-pitch, and high-performing climbing shoes feel too uncomfortable to wear all day, the Scarpa Men's Maestro Mid Eco Climbing Shoe treads the line between comfort and performance so you can have the best of both worlds. It sports an ever-so-subtle downturn to amplify the performance you need for the crux, and moderate asymmetry creates a comfier fit when compared to most aggressive, downturned shoes. The IPC-Tension rand surrounds the upper to maintain the shoe's subtle downturn and moderate asymmetry for life, and Scarpa heightened the eco-friendly leather upper for better coverage in cracks. Vibram's XS Edge rubber gives this sole a stiff feel for the support needed on long multi-pitches.
- Climbing shoe balances performance with comfort for multi-pitches
- IPC-Tension maintains subtle aggression for life
- Eco-friendly leather upper in a mid-top length for coverage
- Stiff sole made with Vibram XS Edge rubber
- Item #SCR006K
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got these shoes in the spring and spent all sumer climbing on them throughout the Sierras, comfortable enough for long days but enough aggression on the toe to get after it on those delicate slab pitches. I think it fit well for a wider foot and was more true to size with only a little growth in the toe box over the summer. Only thing holding me back from a 5 star rating is that the toes blew out after 7 months without any gym climbing, My previous TC pro's lasted a year in comparison with similar usage. Was hoping to get a year on it but c'est la vie!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I just got these for my brother who's looking to get into trad climbing. I recommended these due to him having a wider foot, scarpa climbing shoes really service those shapes (as opposed to la sportiva). The lace up design allows for easy adjustments in tension and a more customer fit overall.
The slight downturn in the toe gives you just enough grip - comfort to send those harder, longer trad routes without slowing you down by popping those shoes off at each belay. I'd definitely recommend these shoes to any wider foot trad climber who has had issues with the TC pro.
Fantastic response to the Sportiva TCPro
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This shoe does everything the TC Pro does BUT... it comes in larger sizes! La Sportiva drives me crazy in that they, for some reason, opt not to make their best shoes in sizes larger than a 46. Enter the Maestro Mid trad shoe. Superb edging, great grip for smearing, awesome in cracks and good fit with a bit of stretch (I bought a 47 which is my normal size - it was a bit tight with toes curved and has stretched after 8 sessions and toes are still slightly curved but shoe is comfortable.) I'd say overall stretch is about a half size and the shoe is sized aggressively to begin with - I will buy a second pair in 48s for all-day comfort.
This shoe is destined to compete neck and neck with the TC Pros and people with larger feet FINALLY have a viable option in an aggressive and higher caliber trad shoe.
I'm not sure what was up with the 2-star review with no info. This is a good shoe period.
How are people sizing these relative to TC pros? I wear a 46 in TC Pros, and would want the same or just slightly looser fit than I get with those.
Hey there! I haven't worn the TC Pro's, but I normally wear a size 42 EU/ 9 US for my street shoe, and a size 41.5 EU for most Scarpa shoes, and I found that these fit me best in a size 41. So I recommend going a full size down from your street shoe sizing. I hope this helps, and feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions about the shoes that I can help out with!