> 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!
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.
> 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.
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.