Reviews

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These shoes are comfy with a cushioned tongue and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

These shoes are comfy with a cushioned tongue and are stiff and are great for edging. The stitching is solid and the shoes are holding up well. I mostly gym climb but have used them on sandstone and they did great on both.

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These shoes are perfect if you are looking for a versatile…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather upper (unlined)
Use: trad climbing, sport, all around
Break-in Period: A few climbs
Weight: 480 g (1 lb 1 oz)
Price Paid: $129

These shoes are perfect if you are looking for a versatile shoe. I have climbed sandstone cracks in Indian Creek and sporty granite faces in Rocky Mountain and they performed very well.

I mainly bought these to have a comfy pair of shoes to trad climb in. They easily get the job done and the laces are much more secure when jamming a crack than the Five Ten Ascents that have velcro straps. The edging is great and the smearing capability is fine. I notice a slight difference in friction with the Scarpa rubber (I think it's vibram) compared to Five Ten's stealth rubber. When I resole them with stealth, they will be unbeatable. They are unlined, but probably won't stretch more than half a size unless you buy them really tight.

If you are looking for a great all-around comfy trad shoe definitely buy these.

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Scarpa Marathon

Discontinued

The Marathon has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$29.69 - $139.95

The Scarpa Marathon is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 1, 2012 at Sierra Trading Post.

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