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WeightMen: 10ozWomen: 9.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 28mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Updates to Zoot Carlsbad
- 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.
Zoot Carlsbad size and fit
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.