Verdict from 1 expert and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The lightweight, breathable mesh upper of the Zoot Laguna provides comfort.
  • The bare-fit internal liner technology for a sock-like feel gained several thumbs-up from runners.
  • The Laguna features a minimal carbon rubber pods, providing better grip in the toe and heel.
  • The overall construction and durability features of the shoe were applauded by most runners.
  • The design is impressive as noted in some reviews.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some observed that the Zoot Laguna is a bit heavy for long-distance runs.
  • Some noticed that this shoe needs more cushioning.

Bottom line

The Zoot Laguna is a reliable training shoe. Some reviewers are happy with this shoe because it is very comfortable and durable. It provides a secure fit and good arch support.

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Good to know

  • The Zoot Laguna features an enhanced midsole. It uses the brand’s notable cushioning system, the Z-Bound+ and ZVA. It gives maximum cushioning strategically placed in the entire midsole for ultimate performance.

Zoot is offering the Laguna in standard running shoe sizes and widths. The heel and the midfoot areas are in standard sizing. The heel area is a bit narrow but allows the toes to move comfortably. It gives snug fit to runners with medium foot and narrow-footed runners.

The Laguna uses the brand’s notable Zoot Blown Rubber. It delivers reliable traction while running on the road. The shoe has a constant ground contact property that keeps the center of the sole in good contact with ground for added support and traction without adding weight. This outsole material is relatively similar to the outsole of the Zoot Makai and Zoot Solana 2.

Carbon rubber pods are also added in the toe and heel area for added durability.

The midsole features the combining capacity of Z-Bound technology and injected ZVA that deliver a reliable and durable cushioning. The Z-Bound is strategically located in the entire midsole for ultimate performance. The midsole gives lasting comfort and added support.

The upper of the Zoot Laguna uses the lightweight upper mesh that delivers maximum breathability. The seamless design of the shoe gives added comfort while reducing the risk of irritation and blister. It also uses the brand’s BareFit internal liner technology that provides a sock-like feel.

How Laguna compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 82
56 95
This shoe: £110
All shoes average: £120
£40 £290
This shoe: 269g
All shoes average: 269g
79g 437g
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.