LizS wrote a review of Scarpa ZG Low Oxygen Lady Hiking Shoe - Women's on September 11, 2009
Took a leap of faith and used my only-worn-around-the-house Scarpa's to Europe for a full-blown 2 week hike in the Alps with a 25# pack. They pretty much rocked; despite the apparently lack of a shank, I was up at the front of our group every day and never really felt like it held me back.
A few commentsI have Scarpa backpacking boots and knew the Scarpa last fit me well. It's a narrower last, but if you get a larger size to deal with toe bump (as I did), the heel is a bit difficult to tighten down. I think I'm going to have my shoe guy add another eyelet to help that. I also had a bit of foot slide when side-stepping, but again, to be expected given that I'd gone up in size perhaps even a bit more than I needed to.