|Weight:||Men: 9oz | Women: 7.5oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm|
|Arch type:||Medium arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 19mm | Women: 19mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
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It’s a lightweight stability shoe meant for slight overpronators, but doesn’t feel like one.
- The similarities between the original Ovwa and the Ovwa 2.0 may be apparent, but their differences can also be appreciated. In the newer version, Zoot has made the construction stronger and the components more durable. The upper has a lower volume than its predecessor, but the mesh is stronger yet breathable.
- This running shoe doesn’t use an easy-lace system, which was prominent in the previous version. The traditional lacing doesn’t affect the overall quality or the upper security because it’s still efficient.
- The tongue and the collar remain to be a single unit, but the Ovwa 2.0’s tongue faces upward, thus adding more support to the lower leg, rather that rubbing against it.
- The sole unit is as supportive and responsive as ever, but the flex grooves are much more appreciable this time around. The natural flexibility of the forefoot area is greatly encouraged in this shoe, so it delivers smoother and more effective toe-offs.
The Zoot Ovwa 2.0 has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that follow the regular preferences of runners. It has a medium-to-narrow width when it comes to its heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections, and its overall volume is low, so those with narrow or medium foot-dimensions are the ones who are going to acclimate most to this shoe.
The outsole unit makes use of carbon rubber. It’s placed in critical areas of this running shoe, so that it can protect the entire sole unit from wear and abrasion. It’s durable and doesn’t tear off quickly. This rubber outsole material is relatively similar to the Zoot Makai and Zoot Solana 2.
Flex Grooves are placed in the forefoot area. They aren’t a lot in number, but they’re prominent and deep enough to fully let the forefoot section of the foot to naturally go through the stride without problems.
The mid-sole unit makes use of a Dual Density ZVA. While part of this foam is soft and responsive, another layer is actually higher in density and it’s located in the mid-foot section. The high density foam cradles the arch and reduces the rate of over pronation.
The Z-Bound is a lightweight layer of foam that runs from the mid-foot to the forefoot of the 2nd version of the Ovwa. It gives energy back to the runner and encourages better toe-offs.
The Carbon Span is a unit that’s placed under the mid-foot. It resists torsional flex, so each step from the heel to the toe is much more cohesive and consistent. Forward momentum is encouraged, but the forefoot doesn’t succumb to strain because of this supportive unit.
The BareFit is a comfortable and secure upper covering that keeps the foot well-supported at all times. It features the Dri-Lex fabric, a technology that wicks off moisture and gets rid of odor. It’s even soft, so it allows the runner to wear the Zoot Ovwa 2.0 without socks.
The Tri-Dry is a set of drainage holes that drain excess water from the interior and keeps air flowing, thus keeping it dry and cool.
The Ultra Tri Sock Liner is an added layer of cushioning that rests just above the main mid-sole unit. It’s perforated, so it encourages more breathability and it even helps in keeping water from the platform.