Review by: skinner, 2005-06-23
Perhaps it's just me, but it seems that the SCARPA Marathon was made for people with very wide feet, especially across the toes. I found the front of the shoe always bunched up once laced. Oddly enough, although the toe box appeared loose, it felt like your toes were being pinched. It was extremely uncomfortable and within 20 minutes of lacing them up, I couldn't wait to get them off. I began to refer them as, "The cruel shoes" after a standup routine by Steve Martin.
I was expecting better performance out of the rubber then I received, which became all too apparent when I attempted to lead a friction pitch. Personally after buying and trying all the shoes available in this style, these ranked the lowest on my list in fit, comfort, and performance.