Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most of the runners gave thumbs up to the shoe’s comfort.
  • The snug fit, without being restrictive, enhances the feel to go fast, according to a few testers.
  • The Ali’i 6.0 is lightweight.
  • It has quite a flexible nature.
  • Outsole durability excels in this shoe, based on the remark of numerous runners.
  • A majority of the comments heaped praise on the shoe’s excellent breathability.
  • Drainage ports allow water to drain fast.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Zoot Ali’i 6.0 is quite expensive.
  • The style and design may not fit every one’s fashion taste.

Bottom line

So long as runners don’t mind graphic and loud design in a shoe, then the Zoot Ali’i 6.0 is an option they can easily fall in love with. It has all the makings of a really fast shoe with the durability to match it. The arch support is sufficient with an upper that really feels like a second skin. Overall, it prods the runner to run fast in amazing comfort.

Facts

Update: Zoot Ali'i 16
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.5oz | Women: 7.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 22mm | Women: 22mm
Forefoot height: Men: 14mm | Women: 14mm
Brand: Zoot
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Pink
Size
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  • The Zoot brand offers a new and impressive version in its new Zoot Alii 6.0 triathlete running shoes. It comes with great features that suit the triathlete events. It comes with design inspired by 30 years of Kona heritage, the commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo.
  • The upper of this shoe is not just made attractive, but of great design as well. The BareFit Technology is working together with the Dri-Lex fabric, ensuring that the foot is dry and cool at the same time even on longer distances and tough performance.
  • The Glove-like UltraFit upper construction is matched with the Boa Dynamic Fit System. This allows for a faster on and off the shoe and a sure lock in place when running. The inner shoe has the Z-Bound Insole for added cushioning and comfort.
  • The sole is also improved by using the ZCR, a carbon rubber intended specifically for protection against shock and impact. The rubber is placed strategically on the heel and forefoot areas for added durability.

The Zoot Alii 6.0 comes true to size. More than that, it also offers unmatched comfort through its snug fit. It comfortably accommodates runners with medium foot measurements.


The Zoot Alii 6.0 has an outsole construction made from the newest Zoot outsole technology, the ZCR or Zoot Carbon Rubber. This rubber outsole is specifically engineered to provide the durability, traction, grip, protection, and shock absorption.

CarbonSpan + technology also adds performance to the shoe. It is light in weight and provides speed, strength, and efficiency.


The midsole of the Zoot Alii 6.0 are made from the full length injected EVA midsole. This is the lightweight foam in the midsole, and is very efficient in providing cushioning and protection against shock and pressure. This lightweight midsole material is also placed in the Makai and Solana 2 running shoes.


The upper of this shoe is constructed with the Dri-Lex Fabric for the upper. It licks away moisture and also prevents germs from invading the shoe. As a result, the shoe is odorless.

Zoot also used the UltraFit technology that provides the snug fit and a unique compression design, thus hugging the foot from the toes to the mid-foot to the heel.

The Z-Bound insole added into the inner foot bed is also intended to improve the cushioning while keeping the sole protected from sharp debris.

To complete the design, Zoot also used the Boa Closure System in its lacing system. It improves the fit while provides a secure locking protection.

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