Who should buy the Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0

Definitely get Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 if you want a lightweight shoe for competitions.

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 shoe name

Updates to Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0

  • Mesh with wider holes for enhanced breathability
  • Lowered ankle collar to minimize ankle rubbing or irritation

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 front orange

 Zoot-exclusive ZCR Outsole

The Zoot-exclusive ZCR is a sturdy carbon rubber located in the usual high-prone areas to limit wear and tear. Zoot also uses their own configuration of rubber treads called the ZPU to enhance the shoe’s grip on the track or road.

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 outsole

Zoot’s ZVA Midsole

Zoot uses industry-grade EVA or Zoot proprietary calls the ZVA in the midsole. It spans the entire length of the shoe and provides decent cushioning and responsiveness. A carbon fiber shank in the midfoot helps with the toe-off and adds torsional stability to the shoe.

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 misdole         

Barefit Technology upper

Barefit Technology makes sockless running an excellent option for the Ultra Kiawe 2.0. A Dri-Lex fabric covers the interior portion for breathability and hygiene. Ultra Tri Sock liner adds comfort and coziness while the Z-Bound insole adds more responsive features.

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 upper front

Zoot’s Quick-Lace System

 Zoot uses the Quick-Lace System in most of their triathlon shoes, including the Ultra Kiawe 2.0. The tongue loop and heel tab provide convenience when wearing or taking off the shoe.

Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0 lacing

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 7.4oz
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 12mm
Heel height: 18mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.