Arch support
Daily running
M: 354g | W: 306g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 24mm | W: 24mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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.

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.


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.


We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The breathable mess and no-sew construction made the upper of the Zoot Diego impressive, according to some testers.

  • The internal reinforcement provides amazing fit and support with no added weight as noted in some reviews.

  • Many runners were satisfied by how durable the Diego is.

  • The Barefit internal liner technology offers a sock-like fit.

  • Most runners took note of the shoe’s Progressive Forward Roll that promotes smooth and plush ride.

  • This features a Z-Bound technology that saves runner’s energy, reducing fatigue and stress.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Zoot Diego is a moderately high-priced running shoe.

  • Some runners observed that the Diego is not as comfortable as expected.

  • This shoe is a bit heavy as noted in some reviews.

Bottom line

The Zoot Diego is running shoe that offers plenty of cushioning and impressive grip. This shoe got positive reviews regarding durability. This neutral running shoe performs best on the roads and a great daily training partner.

World wide, Diego is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Zoot, is the 21st most popular.

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89 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 95
    LennyLevel 3 expert
    by Lenny Sunday
    Fantastic. Spectacular. All words rolled into one.
  • 80
    Dan SpeedLevel 2 expert
    by Triathlete Europe
    They might not be the lightest shoe on the market but for getting the long winter miles in, or for the heavier runner to use for longer distance races, I can’t think of a better pair of shoes to run in.
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    We have an awesome sneaker that is built for the neutral runner that's looking for maximum cushioning.

Updates to Diego

The Zoot Diego features the innovative midsole that uses the brand’s ZVA and Zbound+ technology that gives maximum cushioning. It efficiently absorbs shock during impact and releases energy during toe-off.

The shoe also features the Progressive Forward Roll that guides the foot in every transition. This encourages a smooth heel-to-toe transition without giving too much effort.

Diego size and fit

The Diego is available in standard running shoe length. The midfoot, heel and forefoot are in standard measurements. The shoe is available in standard running shoe widths as well. It comfortably accommodates runners with normal foot shape and measurement.


The outsole of the Diego uses the Zoot Carbon Rubber and Zoot Blown Rubber that gives reliable traction on the road and added durability on high wear areas. It also gives added cushioning.


The midsole features the Z-Bound+ technology that is strategically placed in the entire midsole to deliver maximum cushioning. This works together with the brand’s injected ZVA that absorbs shock efficiently and delivers powerful toe-off.


The upper of the Zoot Diego has an open mesh coverage that delivers lightweight breathability. The BareFit technology offers seamless, sock-like fit that delivers added comfort and reduces the risk of blisters and irritation. The Dri-Lex fabric reduces moisture and keeps the foot odor-free.


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