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REVIEW: Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

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A sturdy shoe that should last a good long timeA robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin McKenna

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 Fredt 30 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

No reference to the original sadly missed Mescalito, still the best approach boot ever. 

The new one looks very like the original, but does it compare?

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In reply to Fredt:

I'm not convinced Martin's even old enough to remember the original. As I've never used it either, we couldn't really comment. I'm pretty sure that all it shares is a name

 Fredt 30 Oct 2018
In reply to Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com:

> I'm not convinced Martin's even old enough to remember the original. As I've never used it either, we couldn't really comment. I'm pretty sure that all it shares is a name

Well, as I still use mine, albeit sparingly, I'm up for a comparison test!

 Pedro50 30 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

I have a pair of these for sale, brand new boxed. Size 45 (10.5) I won them in the UKC competition but they are not quite my thing. 

Price £75 posted of which £15 will to donated to mountain rescue. 

 Pkrynicki1984 30 Oct 2018
In reply to Pedro50:

Interested 

 Hillseeker 30 Oct 2018
In reply to Pedro50:

I’m interested too. If a deal with Pkrynicki1984 falls through then give me a shout.

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 kaiser 30 Oct 2018
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£160 is too much money for what sounds like a bit of a "jack of all trades"

If it's dry then Tennies are better and if it's wet then boots are better

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 emilyeadie 30 Oct 2018
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great review, loved every moment of it

 Fruitbat 30 Oct 2018
In reply to Fredt:

> No reference to the original sadly missed Mescalito, still the best approach boot ever. 

> The new one looks very like the original, but does it compare?

The original Mescalito was actually the 'El Cap' which had a very low-profile sole, really suited for climbing as well as scrambling (IIRC it was designed as a big-wall boot, hence the name). A few years later, Scarpa changed the sole to a more beefed-up rigid version and called this the Mescalito. The Mk1 Mescalito wasn't as suited to rock climbing as the El Cap but neither was it as robust and as suited to a wide range of ground as this new version seems to be.

 jascott83 01 Nov 2018
In reply to UKC/UKH Gear:

Joining in on the selling of (the new style) Mescalito - I've got some 41's for sale, only used three times. One scramble a couple of walks. Wish I'd won that UKC comp!

No denying they're a great shoe - I was impressed and they did a great job on the scramble but my feet don't seem to like scarpa's which is upsetting. I was hoping to use them for the cuillin next year. Reply or send me an email and I'll get an advert up this weekend.


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