Reinforced with an intricate stitch pattern and TPS midsole, the Mago dominates small footholds like no other shoe. The asymmetrical and downturned shape with a high-angled toe box concentrates power to the big toe and makes it the ultimate tool in precision climbing.
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|Weight|| 215 g|
European sizes 34-45, including 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)||Sport / Face|
|Last Details|| Shape: Downturned (performance)|
|Upper Material||Suede and Microfiber|
|Sole Material|| 3.5 mm Vibram XS Grip2|
The last Scarpa shoe I used was the Furia S, which couldn’t be more different than the Mago. And I would say that the Mago is a much more versatile shoe which should appeal to a broader audience. I’m finding I throw these in my pack more and more these days, and if you’re in the market for a precision edging shoe, these are worth trying on.
Overall, the Scarpa Mago Climbing Shoe is a great downturned and asymmetrical technical climbing shoe. It holds a ton of power and precision in the toe box which is combined with a very well fitted and sensitive heel cup. For those jumping right into these shoes, they are difficult to break ibn so you do need to give them some time in the gym warming up before you pack them for the crag and your project.
With the Mago, the juxtaposition between stiff and soft is interesting, and as you adjust your climbing style to the attributes of the shoe, you may find yourself becoming more versatile and fluid in your footwork, as well as less discriminating in your choice of holds. Those micros that were formerly “off limits” now look huge. Toe in and go!
In recent years Scarpa seem to have hit some sort of magic formula, creating a whole host of rock boots that have swiftly become classics of their genre - the Helix, the Vapour and the Instinct being three particularly notable examples. This formula doesn't actually occur by magic though, it is a result of gettng the right fit, the right design, the right features and then melding them into a single package that feels, well, right.