Read on to see how the 2015 Zen compares to other shoes of that year. If you want our current approach shoe picks, go here.
The Scarpa Zen is one of the best approach shoe we tested, IF your focus is hiking comfort with the durability to handle rough, rocky abuse. We found this shoe great for hiking, whether on smooth trail or rough terrain, and with or without a heavy pack. Many climbers will seek an approach shoe that delivers a better balance of climbing ability and hiking peformance. Our award winning approach shoes strike a better balance. For example, the Five Ten Guide Tennie, our Editors' Choice winner, climbs technical rock very well and is still a good hiker.