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Scarpa Zen Reviews

53 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

71% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 33 Zen Scarpa Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Scott

from Maryland

Exceptional quality and fit. Look good with shorts. Not clunky at the end of my chicken legs like some brands. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

Fantastic shoes! I bought three pairs (something I do when I find shoes that I love). Vibram sole makes trail walking supremely easy. They also rock for city walking. They look narrow and the sole looks thin (though it's durable), if you favor a shoe that doesn't resemble a brick on your foot (as I find most sneakers). The toe is very hard, which once spared me a sprained-possibly-broken big toe. Fantastic traction on the bottom. Only drawbacks: toe area may be a little narrow and lack of cushion and arch support in the sole (I use a non-customized orthotic in 2 pairs, no orthotic in the third). Seem reasonably water resistant despite lack of Gore tex. I've always loved the look of Scarpas.

Brands I'd also recommend: None. Scarpas seem unique.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Sedona, Arizona

I have wide feet and although I ordered one full size larger than normal, the two small toes on my left foot still rubbed against the inside of the shoe and I could feel the seam near these toes. No doubt this would have caused trouble, so the shoes were returned. It is important to note these shoes are designed on a European-style skinny last. It is also fair to note this shoe is designed for technical climbing situations and the laces tighten all the way to the toe so the shoes can be very snugly laced to the foot just prior to technical climbing usage. The shoes are extremely well-made. Very impressive. Wish they were available in a wider size option. Turns out Garmont makes comparable shoes which are considerably wider in D width, clearly built on a non-European-style last.

Brands I'd also recommend: Garmont

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

They are made in Romania not in Italy but they are 100% better built, better fitting, and better quality than all the other junk built in Asia that will fall apart in just a few months. Why people buy Nikes and such when much better choices are available is beyond my comprehension as a human being! The Zen are the best running/trainning/x-country shoes I've ever bought.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

My husband bought these shoes and three other pair of causal sneaker/shoes when we went to DisneyWorld. We walked an average of 8-10 miles on concrete every day for two weeks. He ended up liking these shoes the best. His feet never hurt in these shoes and he could walk and walk. Exceeded our expectation for this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Aaron H

from Rockford, IL

These are my go anywhere, do anything shoes. Excellently constructed for all day comfort - these shoes can take you from the office to the trail and have you back in time for dinner. The full, custom lacing system provides an excellent fit and the Vibram out soles give great stability and security on just about any terrain. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a versatile and stylish trail shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asolo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Paul M

from Albany, New York

In a "coals to Newcastle" scenario, I've just returned from wearing these in Italy to hike, boulder and bike-tour. Better all-around approach shoes than any I've ever worn, and almost as sticky as my Asolo Rage climbing shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Mephisto (for a good travel wardrobe)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

Law D

from Colorado

These are great day hikers and summit scramblers. They are perfect for Summer/Fall peak approaches and light backpacking. The firm sole protects my feet, but the Vibram is plenty sticky for third and fourth class climbing. Lastly, Zappos' exchange policy saved the day. These are great shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2011

JD

from Kentucky

I'm 6' and have normal to narrow feet. Usually wear a 10.5 but ordered an 11. Glad I did. Perfect fit! This is my first pair of Scarpa shoes and I must say I'm a fan. Very well made and attention to detail. It took only a few days to break in (mainly the bending point at toes). The outsole is very sticky and feels really secure on pavement or rocks. I immediately replaced my insole with Dr. Scholls running inserts. What a combo!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vasque, The North Face, Asolo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville

Very pleased with this shoe. Bought them before a 3 week trip to China and wore them all day every day. They're extremely durable and look good enough to wear to dinner and meetings. Note that they are narrow and sold by EU size. I'm typically an 11.5 / 12 with a narrow foot and the 45 was a perfect fit. The tongue has a tendency to drift to one side which is a little annoying but not uncomfortable. Heavier than a typical trail runner, but more substantial and better looking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 25, 2011

Joe E

 

This was my first time ordering shoes online, very nervous about it. Thought to self, no possibility that these will be what I want/will fit. Conclusion, order from Zappos. I ordered the Zens in one half-size larger than my size, and nailed it. So they come a bit small. But these shoes are awesome looking with jeans and cargos. They are sturdy. They are leather. A shoe, that is leather, not mesh. Finally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Hershey, PA

Well-constructed, true-to-size light hiking or casual shoe. Walked in them for days in Europe. Clearly heavier than sneakers, but much better traction and support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Northwest

I went camping for 3 days right out of the box. These are comfortable, durable, and great looking. I love how they look and perform, no blisters, and felt as good as my Scarpa climbing boots. Only suggestion would be not to use them in loose dirt or sand; they fill up easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 30, 2011

Anonymous

from OKC, OK

Great shoe! It seems like it might takes a bit to break them in, but the best shoes/boots I ever had were the same way. The arch support is awesome and they just look good on whether in shorts or jeans. One thing I like is they make my feet look smaller. Would have given them a 5, but they feel a bit small/pinched in some areas. Again hopefully this will change after they're broke in. Very happy with my choice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2011

Andrew

from Michigan

Great shoes. Super comfortable for hiking or daily wear. Handles well over uneven/sharp rocks. Good grip on steeper verticals. No problem slogging through puddles either (feet staid dry). They slip a little in deeper mud, but nothing substantial. All in all very happy with these as a pair of shoes for knocking around town or hiking through the woods.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

Cool looking, comfortable and great service from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 20, 2011

Dave S

 

Probably the most comfortable shoe I've had. Material quality and build are A +. Highly recommend. This shoe can stand up to the abuse.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

My husband loves these shoes. He wore them daily for years. We ordered a second pair from Zappos because he needed them to look less worn for work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2011

Arturo F

from Los Angeles, California

Great approach shoe that is equally suited for trail use as it is stepping into a nice restaurant after a full day's hike. Beautifully crafted and a stellar performer with grippy soles and diaphragm that protects against protruding rocks yet has enough flexibility to make it comfortable. The removable insole is a nice feature too, in airing things out. Runs a little small. I would suggest stepping up a 1/2 size to accommodate for athletic socks, and a bit on the narrow side. Overall, good support for this type of shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Cincinnati

Great shoe except the top of the shoe seems to crease when the shoe bends; causes top of my foot to get sore.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Ibcrusn

from Kansas

I purchased these from 8000 miles away keeping my fingers crossed they would fit well and be comfortable. Sure enough they have been fantastic after they were broken in. The break in took nearly a week of regular wear, but they have loosened up and have been my daily wear shoes ever since. Be sure to go up a size to allow your feet to swell a little and/or wear heavier socks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2011

McElhinney

from Washington, D.C.

These shoes fit great, look awesome, and I feel they will be awesome hiking shoes. I like to go for light day hikes and wear sneakers; these should be a great mix of hiking shoe and sneaker to keep it light (they do have a bit of weight to them though) but give a bit more stability and style. I actually haven't gone hiking with them yet, so I'll have to write more when I do.

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Western United States

These shoes have turned out to be what I hoping for. If you have narrow feet or low arches, these shoes are not ideal. They are pretty sturdy. They were stiff at first, but nicely broke in. I think they would be good for light hiking, and great for around town. I got them in a lighter color than what is shown on this web site as I write this. They are a bit slow to put due to the long laces, but I do not care. I think, overall, they are worth considering. I think that I would buy another pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Arkansas

Compaired to my Oboz Firebrand II hiking shoes. Not even close. Zen is very uncomfortable. Insole is worthless. Like walking barefoot on concrete. Zappos you should have more Oboz selection. Great shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Oboz

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

Anonymous

from NY

I've been looking for years for a low-volume shoe/boot that fits my slightly narrow, flat feet. Someone suggested Scarpa as it features more of a European fit. I fell in love with these the moment I tried them on. Unlike others I have worn, I can feel every part of my foot in contact with the shoe. While the shoe fits my foot like the proverbial glove, I can see how the toe box would be too narrow for others. If the rest of the line fits like this, I will be selling my Asolos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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