Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the durable construction of the Zoot Ultra TT 7.0.
  • It features BareFit internal liner technology for a sock-like fit.
  • The Ultra TT 7.0 features a top loaded Z-Bound technology that provides a responsive feel.
  • Some were impressed by the shoe’s quick lacing system for easy-on and off.
  • It has a TriDry system that keeps the feet dry all the time.
  • This shoe has a light weight construction perfect for racing.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some comments mentioned that the lace needs improvement.
  • A moderately priced shoe.
  • Limited color options.

Bottom line

Runners who are looking a racing partner can’t go wrong with the Zoot Ultra TT 7.0. It features a lightweight and comfortable construction. The technologies used provide responsive and fast ride. This shoe is made for road running and long-distant races.

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Good to know

  • Zoot presents several changes in the Ultra TT 7.0 to give this latest better than ever performance. Right away, fans of this line will notice the introduction of the Quick-Lace System, which will greatly help triathletes with their lightning-fast transition needs. A quick pull of the laces clinches the fit in a second.
  • The patented Z-Bound midsole is unveiled in this shoe as well. This is Zoot’s brand-exclusive and top of the line midsole that offer resilient and responsive cushioning. A more dynamic energy return is something runners and triathletes can expect from this shoe.
  • A new Tri Dry system is designed to prevent the shoe from absorbing water and getting it dry very quickly. This system lessens the risks of blisters.
  • The asymmetrical structure of the lacing is another update that Zoot thinks is needed to enhance the snug and personalize fit that runners want to have.
  • The 7th version of the Ultra TT also has reflective materials near the forefoot. While triathlons happen during daytime, this may be a good feature for those who want to use the shoe in low-light conditions.

The fit and sizing are regular like the past version. Zoot usually offers a fit that hugs the foot all throughout the heel to the forefoot. This will naturally favor runners with narrow or average foot measurements. Available widths are D and B while sizes are from 7 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.

The outsole features the Zoot-exclusive ZCR carbon rubber in delivering excellent durability in high-impact areas. A ZPU pattern of rubber treads in the outsole offer traction on different terrains.

Zoot uses flex grooves in the forefoot for better flexibility. These flex grooves are also utilized in the outsole of the Zoot Makai and Zoot Solana 2.

The new Z-bound midsole is made of very light material that offers superior bounce back features. This is the top midsole technology in Zoot’s technology that is at par with the best in the industry. Working full time in the midsole is the CarbonSpan+ or that little piece of carbon that adds torsional stability and enhances more powerful and smoother takeoffs.

The BareFit technology is Zoot’s utilization of a very soft and seamless upper that allows for sockless running. Zoot uses very smooth and plush inner fabric for a really unbelievable next to skin comfort while running. The new Quick-Lace system uses sturdy elastic laces for a quick toggle. One pull and runners should cinch the right fit. Loops in the tongue and in the heel offer convenient points in getting the shoe on or off for a really fast transition to running.


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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.