Maestro Mid Eco Men
A trad shoe that is anything but traditional, the Maestro Mid brings comfort to uncomfortable situations. The supportive IPC-Tension™ active rand, innovative Eco leather patterning, and protection where you need it, combine to offer versatility across a wide range of classic climbs.
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|Weight|| 550 g|
Single : 275 g / 9.7 oz (Size 42)
|Closure Type||Lace Lace - to the toe High-top|
European sizes 39 - 47 (half sizes); 48 - 50 (whole sizes)|
From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned / aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||Trad / Crack|
|Tongue Details||not provided by the brand|
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
Construction: not provided by the brand
Last : FY Scarpa considers last information super top secret so we can’t define the last types further than the initials FY. But, if you find a Scarpa shoe that fits, any Scarpa shoes with the same last initials will fit your foot in a very similar way.
|Upper Material||2.0 mm Eco Leather|
|Midsole Material||1.4 mm Talyn|
|Sole Material|| 4.0 mm
Vibram® XS Edge
|Footbed Lining||not provided by the brand|
Many manufacturers are now bringing their own high-top, trad-oriented shoes to the market. The Maestro Mid Eco is one of the stiffer, burlier options. We're big fans of their durability and edging prowess, and if found on sale they could be a great deal. A limited number of testers, however, complained of acute Achilles pain, so consider the shape of your Achilles before making a purchase.
As far as face climbing goes, I actually preferred the Maestro Mid to the TC Pro. On vertical terrain, I felt as solid standing on micro edges as I have in any other shoe I've worn. On overhanging limestone, the Maestro Mid felt significantly better than the TC Pro. I recently used the Maestro Mid for an incredible overhanging compression route on the local dacite. I found myself toe and heel hooking, and toeing down on positive edges without concern, as if I were wearing a sport climbing shoe. I found this rather remarkable given the overall comfort of the Maestro Mid. The columns around here make for incredible stemming, as well as corner climbing, and the Maestro Mid excelled at both.
The Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco is an incredibly comfortable climbing shoe that excels on vertical to less-than-vertical routes and long days. If you are looking for an all-day shoe with a wider, roomier last and value comfort over the absolute performance that a tighter fit offers, the Maestro Mid Eco is definitely worth a look.
The Maestro Mid Eco is a solid contender for the best trad shoe on the market. The mid-height shoe is best suited for mid-to-wide cracks and long routes where you want solid edging performance (thanks to the Talyn 1.4mm midsole and 4mm XS Edge outsole)—or straight-up comfort. They jammed like a dream in Yosemite cracks, with a fit that allows you to climb with flattened toes and cleverly placed stitching that prevents hot spots, while leather panels protect the laces. Additional padding under the tongue also prevented pressure points, and kept the shoes feeling cushy on any terrain. Bonus: Eco leather reduces environmental impact.
It feels bomber in hand cracks and when wiggling up off-widths. The lacing configuration didn’t create any pressure points, and the leather was very comfortable. I felt very secure and comfortable whenever I’d lock in a good foot jam.