Verdict from 9 experts and 47 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Many climbers who have bought the Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco adore its abundant provision of comfort.
  • This Scarpa piece built exclusively for the climb smears like a pro, say several of those who have tried it.
  • Its ability to ascend cracks is nothing short of incredible, according to gear authorities who have tested it.
  • Some say that it works really well on edges.
  • About a handful of owners who have used this astonishing rock climbing shoe find its fit quite accommodating of wide-footed folks.
  • A blogger says that it has immense sensitivity.
  • It is a supportive rock climbing shoe, according to one expert.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco is quite expensive, says another patron.

Bottom line

For those who call themselves comfort purists, the Maestro Mid Eco just might be the next best thing. However, the shoe begs to be appreciated in the performance area as well. Indeed, this is a smearing champ that does wonders on edges. It also handles cracks like a boss. The only thing that prevents the shoe from reveling in perfection is its steep price tag. 

Overall, the Maestro Mid is yet another climb-worthy Scarpa offering. Those who find it ridiculously expensive, however, may look for a cheaper alternative.

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Good to know

-The Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco, the Maestro’s mid-top sibling, is a versatile shoe designed to help senders take on various climbing challenges in comfort. It is a Planet Friendly product, which means it is made with a combination of recycled materials.

-It is engineered with the IPC-Tension system, where IPC stands for Integral Power Connection. This Scarpa-owned tech allows wearers to ascend micro-footholds with enough strength. It works with the shoe’s midsole in providing sufficient underfoot support.

Downturn. The Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco is a neutral Scarpa piece. Its flat profile minimizes tension, thereby giving users all-day comfort—ideal for multi-pitch routes where fissures (a.k.a cracks) are prevalent.

Applications. This climbing shoe is built for trad and sport climbing as well as bouldering. It may be used both indoors and outdoors. Its construction allows climbers to smear and edge with sufficiency.

The Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco is an over-the-ankle rock climbing shoe for men and women. With its neutral downturn and flat profile, extended comfort can be expected this remarkable creation. Climbers can also customize its fit using the shoe’s ghillie lacing.

Midsole. Delivering a combination of underfoot sensitivity and support is the Maestro Mid Eco’s long-wearing midsole, called Talyn. It comes at a thickness of 1.4 millimeters.

Outsole. This Scarpa rock climbing shoe has the Vibram XS Edge outsole for adequate terrain grip on a variety of surfaces. It is designed to produce and maintain traction on edges and similar footholds. It is 4 millimeters in thickness.

The Maestro Mid Eco encloses the foot in its 2-millimeter thick leather upper. It comes without a liner. Its heel, arch, and forefoot zones are with randing, protecting the shoe from scrapes and cuts while serving as a means to keep the shoe’s form intact for longer. A protective rand is also seen around the toe box, granting users extra protection when toe jamming. Scarpa designers engineered the shoe’s sides and tongue with perforations for enhanced breathability.

To make getting in and out of the Maestro Mid relatively easy, its engineers opted to give it two pull loops at the heel. These pull loops are synthetic. The shoe’s closure system, on the other hand, consists of a synthetic lace and combination eyelets.


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Top 13% neutral climbing shoes
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Bottom 43% Scarpa climbing shoes
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Top 20% indoor climbing shoes
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