Arch support
Daily running
M: 255g | W: 235g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
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 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Zoot Solana ACR is using a waterproof membrane for better wet and cold resistance.

  • The Solana ACR lighter than many of the other waterproofed shoes on the market.

  • Responsive cushioning is something that can be found in this shoe, according to some runners.

  • Traction is superb, regardless of the conditions, based on the observations of a handful of runners.

  • Most runners noted the tons of comfort provided by the shoe.

  • Durability is considered by many as its best asset.

  • The price is a bit cheaper than some options with the same weatherproof features.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Solana ACR’s breathability is compromised by the waterproof membrane, based on the remark of several runners.

  • A few runners were let down by the tight toe box.

Bottom line

The Solana ACR is Zoot’s way of incorporating a waterproofing membrane to allow a run for all seasons. While it excels in performing its task, the breathability is somewhat compromised. Other than slight issues with ventilation, this remains a shoe that runners can desire as it has good arch support, durable components, and an overall comfortable design. No less than an award from the esteemed Runner’s World is proof of this shoe’s amazing performance and quality.

World wide, Solana ACR is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Zoot, is the 21st most popular.

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    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Running Magazine
    The Solana ACR will be best suited for those who mainly run in the city in winter, as it lacks heavy lugging.
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  • Running Shoes 4U
    Finally, at the end, in black and blue is the Solana ACR. It is a water-resistant minimalist shoe that is great for speed work and general training.
  • April Shop Zappos
    This neutral trainer is supremely lightweight, coming in at just 8oz with a breathable mesh upper that is treated with water-resistant feature.

Updates to Solana ACR

The Solana ACR features the Zoot injected ZVA, a midsole compound that delivers maximum cushioning without giving too much weight. This midsole compound provides excellent shock absorption and solid rebound for a lightweight feel and smooth heel-to-toe transiton.

The upper coverage is made from closed-cell mesh and has a weather-resistant properties, protecting the feet against unforgiving winter elements and delivering maximum comfort while running on both cold and warm conditions.

The Zoot Solana ACR has impressive gripping lugs that allow runners to stay on the road even on wet conditions.

Solana ACR size and fit

The Solana ACR is true to its size. The heel and the midfoot areas are of standard measurements. The forefoot is a bit narrow but it gives enough space for toe splay if you are wearing a thin sock. This shoe fits well to those with narrow and normal foot shape. This shoe is available in standard widths.


The outsole of the Solana ACR has a flat underside. However, it has aggressive lugs that enhance the grip while running on wet condition. These lugs are highly reliable, keeping your foot on the road and finish the entire run.


This shoe delivers a lightweight ride and smoother heel-to-toe transition thought its brand’s injected ZVA midsole. This midsole element offers enough cushioning and absorbs shock on impact and delivers a solid rebound during toe-offs.


The upper of the Zoot Solana ACR features that closed-cell mesh upper that keeps foot protected and breathable. It offers water-resistant protection against the harsh winter element.

The shoe has a seamless construction and uses the brand’s BareFit Technology. It delivers maximum comfort while keeping the foot protected from possible irritation and blistering.


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