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Review: Scarpa Drago Climbing Shoes


Scarpa drago shoe review

Shoe Profile

Aggressive.

Performance

“After wearing these, your girlfriend will dump you because you’ve become too sensitive.” Sticky and snug, they excel at high-end boulder, sport, and gym, but comfort adds versatility for slab and multi-pitch.

Fit

A flexible, thin sole molds to the foot. When asked about comfort, one tester replied, “Are socks comfortable?” A single Velcro strap and an entire forefoot wrapped in rubber make them fit like a vacuum-sealed glove.

Stiffness

One might think the Drago’s ultra-soft sole would suck at edging, but testers insist it edges perfectly, especially on barely there nubs—“as long as you have stately calves like me.” Smearing is a dream on delicate slabs.

Conclusion

A multipurpose all-star slipper offering both comfort and performance for intermediate to advanced climbers. “My go-to shoe. They stay in my car, go wherever I’m going, and do whatever I’m doing.”

$200; scarpa.com

Further reading
Review: Our Top New Climbing Shoes for 2016