Who should buy the Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX

The Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX is a worthy tool for approaching endeavors, especially for purchasers who can forgive its costliness. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that grants a combination of protection and support in the lead-up to their climbing spot.
  • Prefer a shoe that delivers efficient energy transfer and enhanced shock absorption.

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Logo

Superb traction and grip

The Mescalito Mid GTX can cling to a variety of terrain with its Vibram Dynamis LBT (Litebase Technology) outsole. Its ability to latch on to wet surfaces and the stickiness of its multi-faceted lugs are all thanks to the rubber compound on which it was based—Megagrip. This grippy layer has a smooth front end (also known as the climbing zone), which provides additional climbing security during smearing maneuvers.

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Outsole

Comfortable cushioning

A compression-molded midsole is what practically supplies cushioning and ground stability in the Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX approach shoe. It is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate—a foam-like material capable of mitigating shock without getting squished under the weight of the wearer. 

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Midsole

To improve its stability game, Scarpa shoemakers built it with an anti-torsional (anti-twisting) insert made of thermoplastic polyurethane. They also paired it with a cushy footbed for extra underfoot comfort.

Flexible tongue and supportive collar 

The Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX’s over-the-ankle upper is made of authentic suede leather, which has a thickness of 1.8 mm. Both its flexible tongue and supportive collar are sufficiently padded for extra in-shoe comfort. Since it is lined with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort membrane, the shoe can defend itself from virtually all sorts of external moisture without sacrificing breathability.

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Upper

Bump protection

Around its lower perimeter, a PU (polyurethane) and is in place to protect the leather from cuts and scrapes. The shoe’s front end, on the other hand, comes with a thick rubber cap for bump protection.

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Upper 1.0

Secure fit

A heavy-duty lace made of interwoven synthetic cords and combination eyelets makes up the shoe’s fit management system. It has a pair of open hooks in place of regular lace holes for quicker last-minute adjustments.

Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 18.7oz / Women 15.9oz
Base model: Scarpa Mescalito
Features: Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex
Material: Leather
Top: Mid
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.