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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.