Who should buy the Scarpa Zen Pro

The Scarpa Zen Pro may appeal to both climbers and hikers for being a versatile approach shoe. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is engineered with technologies that give comfort and performance for both hiking and climbing pursuits.
  • Prefer a shoe that supplies users with a cushioned ride.
  • Prefer a shoe that gives traction on a wide variety of surfaces.

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Excellent grip on different ground conditions

The Zen Pro employs a sticky Vibram Spyder 2 outsole to give surefootedness on challenging surfaces. Its trapezoid-shaped lugs in the central and perimeter bite give grip on different ground conditions. The sole has a climbing zone in the toe area and several grooves in the rear for added control when going uphill or downhill. Moreover, its self-cleaning lugs shed pebbles and mud to optimize traction.

Scarpa Zen Pro Outsole

Supportive and comfortable cushioning

This approach shoe from Scarpa uses an injected midsole made of EVA. It is designed to absorb shock and create a cushioned ride for the user. It also provides a supportive platform when tackling low-grade outdoor climbing projects. This component is paired with a P-Flex Lite insole for extra comfort underfoot.

Scarpa Zen Pro Midsole

Durable and breathable

The Scarpa Zen Pro features an upper made of Suede leather and S Tech Fabric for durability and breathability. It is lined with a 37.5 Cocona fabric for moisture management. It has a partial rand found on the shoe’s forefoot to resist abrasive elements.

Scarpa Zen Pro Upper

Secure fit

The Zen Pro’s lacing system uses a series of eyelets and round laces to manage its fit. The tongue has a piece of fabric that helps keep the lace’s topmost portion in place.

Scarpa Zen Pro Secure fit

Easy to wear on and off

A pull-tab can be found at the back to facilitate easy on and off.

Scarpa Zen Pro Easy to pull

Facts / Specs

Features: Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Material: Leather
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Scarpa
Closure: Lace-to-toe
Randing: Full
Special editions: One special edition

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.