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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$130
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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 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.


Rankings

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Ratings

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Updates to Zoot Alii 6.0

  • 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.

Zoot Alii 6.0 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.