Facts

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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 10oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The open mesh and internal liner fabric make up the upper of the Zoot Del Mar, providing maximum comfort and superb fit.
  • Some runners applauded the no-sew construction of this shoe for added support and minimizes blisters.
  • Most reviews took note of the generous cushioning of the shoe.
  • The Proprietary Zoot EVA for absorbing shock performs well as mentioned by most reviews.
  • Majority of the runners experienced a lightweight feel with solid rebound.
  • The overall construction and design of the Zoot Del Mar gained positive feedback from most runners.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Del Mar is slightly expensive.
  • Limited color variations.
  • Some observed that the shoe is too narrow for them.
  • This shoe is slightly heavy.

Bottom line

The Zoot Del Mar is a neutral training shoe that offers superb cushioning ad comfort. It gained positive response from runners because of its performance, construction and durability. The no-sew design is a great plus for this shoe.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

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Updates to Zoot Del Mar

  • The Zoot Del Mar features an enhanced midsole that delivers high level of cushioning. With the brand’s midsole technologies, the shoe can deliver a responsive ride. Also, it uses the CarbonSpan+ Rails that guide the foot forward for a smooth ride.

Zoot Del Mar size and fit

The Del Mar is available in standard running shoe length and width. It can accommodate those with normal foot shape and measurements. Narrow-footed runners can also experience a great fit on this shoe. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements with snug fit.

Outsole

The Del Mar uses the Zoot Carbon Rubber and full Zoot Blown rubber that gives reliable traction and plushest ride. It also gives added durability to high wear areas.

Midsole

The midsole provides impressive shock absorption and promotes responsive ride because of the Z-Bound+ technology. It works perfectly with the brand’s injected ZVA that delivers a lightweight feel and strong rebound. The CarbonSpan+ Rails provides a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Upper

The Zoot Del Mar has an open mesh coverage that provides a breathable environment to the foot, keeping it cool and dry. The BareFit internal liner gives exceptional sock-like fit. The no-sew construction of the shoe delivers added comfort and support.