|Weight:||Men: 9.7oz | Women: 7.9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm|
|Arch type:||Medium arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 28mm | Women: 28mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
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81 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
The multi-density midsole gave great heel cushioning (particularly in the women’s version) and a bouncy, flexible toe-off, with midfoot support provided by a wide, fill-in arch and a firm wedge of foam just behind the ball of the foot.
This lightweight trainer provides a supportive and responsive ride.
The amazing breathable upper mesh and Barefit technology makes these shoes stand out from other race flats and the bonus of the Quicklace system give these racers an added edge.
Zoot's seamless technology is called BareFit and it is one of the things that makes this shoe so good.
The shoe design is ‘bold and wild’.
After several longer runs, we found that while it’s definitely a great option for short to mid distance racing, it’s not necessarily the shoe you’ll want to run your full distance race in.
- A new racing shoe is presented by Zoot with a very attractive sole. The Zoot Makai comes with a lightweight and unique sole construction that delivers durability and traction. Cool and breathable, the upper mesh material offers excellent ventilation while the Z-lock lace systems offers both speed lace and standard lace options. Because of this, a custom-fit lacing is available allowing the runners to easily put it on and run right away. This new lacing system is a great addition to its design as it helps make sure that the laces are not loosed along the run and will not disturb the stride.
- This shoe also comes with a new and clever way of rapid transition with a rubber tongue on the heel and a surprising material loop on the front. This addition aids the Quicklace system for quick transition, which is also an advantage for runners to have an edge in the race.
- The cushioning system of this shoe is enhanced. This shoe features a unique cushioning system in two different degrees. The midsole are flexible but solid, and this is because of the Z-bound and ZVA, which both provide the support needed while keeping the shoe soft and responsive.
The Zoot Makai has an accommodating size to fit a runner’s standard foot size. The toe box area is wide enough, actually wider than other versions, to allow toe free movement. The mid-foot and heel area are both locked with the new lacing system that also provides the custom-fit for a more comfortable running.
The outsole of the Zoot Makai has the Carbon Rubber technology, combined with the new Z-Bound and ZVA sole. This technology is placed both on the heel and the toe for a more responsive rebound that is light, soft, and of minimal support. This outsole material is similar to the Zoot Solana 2.
The midsole are enhanced with better cushioning at a less weight with the new Z-Bound and ZVA technology. As a result, the shoe offers faster stride, responsive rebounds, and reduced stress on the foot.
The upper construction of this shoe consists of the breathable mesh that is also soft and cushiony. It is enhanced with the newest Quicklace lacing system of combined standard lacing and speed lacing. This construction makes it easier for the racers to put the shoe on and have a quick stride. To enhance the soft and comfortable feel, it is also constructed with a seamless internal fit that offers comfortable running even without socks.