There are better options out there. If youre primarily interested in an approach shoe, heres our approach shoe review. If youre looking for something a bit more boot-ish, try the Merrell Moab Ventilator or Keen Targhee.
The Zen - Women's is the women's version of this shoe.
The Zen Pro Trail, $170, has an upgraded midsole and Vibram Spyder 2 soles. Scarpa makes the claim that these shoes have the feel of a running shoe, with the sensitivity of an approach shoe. The Scarpa Crux, $100, is built for scrambling, smearing, and approaches.