Maestro Mid Eco Women
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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| 550 g
Single : 275 g / 9.7 oz (Size 42)
|Lace Lace - to the toe High-top
European sizes 34.5 - 41 (half 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
|not provided by the brand
| 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.
|2.0 mm Eco Leather
|1.2 mm Talyn
| 4.0 mm
Vibram® XS Edge
|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.
Out of the box, the Maestro Mid Eco shoe is extremely comfortable, helped by a well-padded tongue that stays in place. The lace system also helps add durability and insure less lace wasting after seasons of jamming into cracks. The entire shoe feels like a safe haven. With it’s burly leather and generous rubber rand, the SCARPA Maestro Mid ECO is less like a high performance Ferrari, especially on thin cracks and dime edges, and more like a Land Rover for all-day adventures.
The Maestro Mid Eco gets our Top Pick for All-Day Comfort and Crack Climbing due to its impressively comfortable yet still high performing design. The medium-stiff shoe can edge, smear, jam, and smedge — helping you get up most any multi-pitch rock climb out there. The high ankle protects the ankles from scraping and bashing as you grovel up that dreaded off-width pitch, and provides support for that time you decide to forego carrying approach shoes and end up bushwhacking for hours while getting lost on the descent. The features that make these shoes comfortable to walk in and climb off-widths in are also the features that make the Maestro less-than-ideal for your bouldering roof project. Also, their price tag and feature set makes them a bit overkill for the gym. If you've learned anything from this review, it's that it's hard to find one shoe to do it all, but the Maestro Mid Eco comes pretty darn close.
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.