Scarpa Eclipse, $99 Summary: Another entry in the sub-$100 category, the unlined Eclipse is designed as an all-around offering for both sport and trad. The shoe smears well but comes up short in the edging department, despite its midsole.
And those looking for long-term durability, check elsewhere — the thin (for an all-around model) sole will not withstand much abuse.
Pros: Inexpensive. Smears well. Cons: Poor edging. Overall grade: C Summary: The Eclipse almost caused a few same-size-foot folks in the office lớn come lớn blows over who would use these comfortable, all-around high-performance beauties.
A molded-polyurethane wedge covered with sticky, treaded rubber provides heel comfort, while a moderately stiff midsole provides solid edging without compromising smearing ability. The unlined Eclipse also jams well in all sizes of cracks, and even takes steep sport-trickery in stride.