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The SCARPA Drago has Arrived!

Aug. 31st 2016

The SCARPA Drago has arrived and just in time for fall sending season too. Crafted by legendary rock-shoe designer Heinz Mariacher and handmade in Italy in SCARPA’s state-of-the-art factory, the Drago is SCARPA’s most refined rock shoe to date. Sensitive, precise, and insanely sticky from heel to toe, the Drago has become the shoe of choice for many of the world’s top climbers. “I compete in the Drago because of its versatility. I feel like I can do any move with them,” says SCARPA athlete Sean McColl. “I’m a better climber with the Drago on my feet.” This shoe will win comps. It will take down steep, stubborn, and technical projects that require creative footwork. The Drago is at the leading edge of what’s possible in rock shoe design. With a limited stock now available at and select SCARPA retailers, you will want to act fast to get your pair.

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Features of the New SCARPA Drago

Specialized Performance

The Drago is part of SCARPA’s Specialized Performance category of rock shoes designed for goal-oriented climbers. Aggressively downturned and asymmetric, the Drago’s shape focuses the power of the foot while retaining a sensitive side for maximum feel on the rock.

Full-Wrap Toe Rand

It takes the skilled and steady hands of SCARPA’s experienced shoemakers to apply the low-profile, full-wrap toe rand to the Drago. Vibram® XSGrip2 rubber extends up the forefoot of the Drago makes it the ultimate toe-hook weapon.

Award-Winning Heel

By borrowing the heel design of SCARPA’s award-winning Instinct VS, the Drago matches its toe-hooking prowess with a secure and reliable heel creating one of the most balanced, high-performance rock shoes on the market.

PCB Tension System

The Drago ditches a midsole in favor of SCARPA’s latest innovation in Active Rand technology. The PCB Tension System spans the arch of the foot to dynamically connect the forefoot and heel to distribute power from the toes to the rest of the foot.

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