- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Giving the Mago 2/5 stars is like giving the Testarossa 2/5...a legendary shoe and the Mago is every bit the equal (the guy never climbed in them). The Mago is even more powerful on small edges than the Testarossa and the toe is better for hooking (rubber patch rather than laces). Heel is fine, albeit similar to the old Testarossa heel. It will do the job but other shoes will be the choice for a route with beta demanding state of the art heel hooking which is rare on the vertical edges this shoe excels on. Sized same as old Testarossas/Skwammas, 42.5...this is not a shoe for all day edging comfort. Get a comfy pair of Boostics for that.