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  • Terrain


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


    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 10oz
    Women: 9.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Zoot Carlsbad features an updated upper construction. It provides maximum breathability and comfort. It keeps the foot well ventilated all throughout the run. The insole of the shoe gives added cushioning when needed and it comes with an internal support cage that provides midfoot support.
  • The cushioning of the Carlsbad is also updated. It comes with a responsive cushioning with soft underfoot feel. The dual density midsole attenuates shock on impact and has a solid energy rebound, reducing forefoot stress and fatigue.

The Carlsbad is available in standard running shoe length. The fit is narrow to medium in the forefoot, heel and midfoot area. The shoe gives a comfortable and snug fit for a wide range of runners. This is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s versions respectively.

The outer sole uses the notable ZCR element that is strategically placed in the forefoot and heel area to give exceptional durability and protection against the damaging properties of the road. The ZBR element in the forefoot gives added cushioning and durability.

The midsole uses the brand’s Z-Bound+ midsole technology that delivers impressive cushioning and responsive underfoot feel. It reduces fatigue and stress especially on long runs. The CarbonSpan+ technology delivers added midfoot support and encourages dynamic toe-off.

The upper of the Zoot Carlsbad features an open mesh coverage that gives impressive fit and maximum breathability. The BareFit internal lining gives a sock-like feel and the insole gives added durability and cushioning when necessary. The internal support cage provides additional support in the midfoot.