Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Triathlon
Price
$120
Weight
M: 255g | W: 240g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Ultra Tempo 6.0 provides a sock-like feel though its BareFit internal liner technology.

  • It features the TriDry property that keeps foot dry and cool all the time.

  • Some were impressed by the lacing system of the Ultra Tempo 6.0 which is an on-the-go lacing.

  • The Z-Bound technology promotes a responsive feel.

  • Many were satisfied by the shoe’s lightweight construction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A moderately high-priced shoe.

  • Some runners took note of the inadequate cushioning.

Bottom line

The Zoot Ultra Tempo 6.0 is not just a racing partner but also reliable as a daily trainer. The lightweight construction of the shoe also gives responsive feel and adequate amount of comfort and support.



World wide, Ultra Tempo 6.0 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Zoot, is the 21st most popular.

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Ratings

4 / 5 based on 51 ratings

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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
13%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80
    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Canadian Running
    There is some stability in the mid-sole. No-sew construction lessens the chance of blistering and discomfort.
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    These shoes are incredibly lightweight and flexible.
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Updates to Ultra Tempo 6.0

Zoot comes up with minimal changes in the Tempo 6.0. These minor modifications should be able to maintain the line’s superb performance. In this version, there is a lesser forefoot overlay, which should add more room in the toe box.

Zoot also made the tongue more perforated in the 6th version of the Tempo. This update readily enhances shoe breathability.

The outsole gets moderate changes in the form of new small rubber lugs near the heel on the medial side for added grip. For improved flexibility, the forefoot grooves are a bit wider and deeper.

Ultra Tempo 6.0 size and fit

Average fit and sizing are available in the Ultra Tempo 6.0 just like in the past version. The fit wraps the foot snugly in the heel, midfoot, and forefoot. This is a trademark fit of the line, which could also mean that runners who want some more room in the toe box or for those who want to wear socks could go half a size up. Available widths are D and B while sizes are 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

The outsole features moderately-sized lugs called the ZPU pattern. It provides adequate grip on the road. Zoot uses sturdy carbon rubber in the heel for protection against impact.

Midsole

Zoot’s proprietary Z-Bound midsole is made of resilient and durable foam. Despite being very light, this foam delivers superb responsiveness. Part of the midsole is a stability pod, which holds off overpronation. The carbon shank in the sole also helps with the stability and enhanced takeoffs.

Upper

A soft and very plush Zoot fabric called BareFIt gives the upper very nice step-in comfort. Zoot’s Tri-Dry technology, which is moisture-wicking and quick-drying assures a blister-free run. The use of speed laces in the Quick-Lace system offers quick and effortless transition to running.


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