The updated and upgraded Scarpa Zen Pro Men’s Approach Shoes are a great choice as a versatile pair of shoes you can effectively use whether making your way up gravelly approaches, striding out on a rural path, offroad or urban biking or walking along the streets of your home town.
Not only do Scarpa Zen Pro Men’s Approach Shoes have the look to fulfil all of these roles but they also have the construction and material qualities typical of their Italian genesis. So style, comfort and rugged durability come together in a hybrid that is a step ahead of its rivals.
Among the improvements is the use of Scarpa Sock-Fit Technology, which is a system of shoe construction that provides a fit as close and comfortable as a pair of padded socks. The combined tongue, flex point and collar is formed of a single piece of S-Tech Schoeller elastic technical fabric – and it works beautifully.
The EXO Scale randing is another innovation for the Zen Pro. It is injected into the suede sidewalls to provide better abrasion resistance and support whilst reducing weight yet providing a superb design detail for the heavy work imposed on an approach shoe when you subject it to jambing or climbing off-width cracks and that durability also comes to the fore again.
The suede upper provides helpful flexibility and here it is treated to provide a level of water resistance. The lining for the suede is of Cocona fabric. Cocona is a breathable, waterproof material that is also very effective at removing moisture from an adjacent layer so it wicks moisture away from the socks when the feet are perspiring.
Underfoot, Scarpa Zen Pro Men’s Approach Shoes have a direct-injection EVA wedge which saves weight and enhances the shock absorption. Then the Vibram Spyder 2 outsole delivers much more traction than before with a revised aggressive lug pattern throughout, a larger climbing zone and an improved rubber compound. The unique micro-embossed lugs make that grip level even better.