Last December, a number of runner-bloggers and some local triathletes were invited to a product launch of Zoot footwear and performance apparel at Riovana Store in BGC, Taguig City. Mr. Auty Villarama of Light’N Up Marketing, Inc., sole distributor of Zoot products in the country, emphasized the difference between Zoot and other known brands that is — very high-performance and high quality. He discussed with us the importance of good fitting or the use of ‘Circumference Muscle Sizing’ reference when buying compression garments instead of the usual S-M-L sizing. Different compression technologies are being used for active and recovery suits for optimal performance, as well as some unique innovations incorporated in their line of footwear were the following key areas were considered in the design process:
Runners want to feel light on their feet.
Being Light does not mean losing integrity.
Fast Feels Good.
Fast Looks Good.
Cool Feet perform better.
Cool Feet Last Longer.
The bottom line is, as it implies and we’re convinced, is that Zoot sports products are not your ordinary or fashion footwear, apparel, compression and accessories. It is a brand that aims to enhance your performance and helps prevent injuries; whether you’re an elite athlete or simply a health buff embracing an active lifestyle through running, swimming or biking or a combination of these.
Running and Triathlon Shoes:
Zoot Ultra Kiawe Shoe
For athletes who demand the performance feel and the performance fit on race day, the Ultra Kiawe is your answer. Developed in conjunction with ITU World Champion, Javier Gomez, and 4x Ironman Champion, Jordan Rapp, the Kiawe triathlon running shoe meets the demands of the pro’s while being a perfect fit for you. Experience the racing flat with a CarbonSpan+ shank and a 6mm drop for the ultimate in performance.
The Ultra Kane 3.0 is their most cushioned and most supportive run shoe. It features Zoot Z-Bound cushioning material which gives a springy feeling like nothing else we’ve ever experienced. It also features a Carbon-Span plate in the midsole so you get the maximum amount of support without losing the comfort and performance.
It’s surprisingly lightweight for a shoe this supportive and it retains the slipper like feeling characteristic of Zoot’s shoes which means you can run sockless for a natural and more comfortable run.
The Ultra Kalani 2.0 is a neutral running shoe using lighter, fast, cooler technologies to create a light ultra comfortable running shoe. The Ultra Kalani 2.0 was specifically designed for the runner needing a neutral running shoe and who has a heavy stride.This is the perfect running shoe for your training needs.
Z-bound is our midsole technology, a lightweight and resilient compound, responsible for the responsive ride. Z-bound has a very high-energy return. The result is less weight and great response.
Ultra Fit Upper
The Zoot Ultra Fit Upper is our compression-like upper used on our footwear. Yes, compression technology in footwear. It gives the shoes an extremely comfortable fit that hugs your foot. Less clutter, better fit, happy feet.
A technology born and bred in the triathlon world. You asked us for shoes that are more comfortable when worn without socks. So we invented BareFit and did away with virtually all the hot spots, blisters, and bloody feet. In the process, we found BareFit just makes a better running shoe. If you start fit from the inside – like we did with BareFit – you don’t have to add clutter on the outside. That just makes more sense to us.
A CarbonSpan+ shank is lighter, stronger, and tuned to your running. It’s everything that plastic isn’t. You will notice CarbonSpan+ provides a smooth powerful toe off.
Their latest line of ZOOT SHOES are now available in your favorite stores:
- Planet Sports Rockwell
- Planet Sports Alabang Town Center
- Planet Sports Trinoma
- Planet Sports Shangrila
- Second Wind
- The Brick