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90 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
The Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX is a solid boot for climbers who are hiking into the Bugaboos or traversing the Tantalus Range.
[T]hey would make a perfect boot for easy mountaineering and Via Ferratas in the Dolomites.
-The Scarpa Mescalito Mid GTX is intended for outdoorsy men and women who require a shoe that grants a combination of protection and support in the lead-up to their climbing spot. It comes with a Gore-Tex laminate for waterproofing.
-A segmented midsole and an outsole from Vibram make up its sole unit. It is rockered at the forefoot for comfier, more assisted strides over flat surfaces. It is also imbued with Activ Impact, a Scarpa-exclusive technology that delivers efficient energy transfer and enhanced shock absorption.
Scarpa’s Mescalito Mid GTX is a mid-cut shoe engineered for male and female approach hikers. Users can get a customized lockdown in it via the footgear’s lace-up closure. Scarpa designers gave this lacing system a to-toe construction to allow for deeper customizations.
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 climbing zone), which provides additional climbing security during smearing maneuvers.
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. 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.
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. Around its lower perimeter, a PU (polyurethane) rand 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.
A heavy-duty lace made of interwoven synthetic cords and combination eyelets make 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.
- Those who would rather tackle approaches in a low-cut non-waterproof shoe may opt for the Mescalito instead.