July 29, 2016

The UltraFit' upper is made with TekSheen

Over the last 30 years Zoot has focused on triathletes, delivering performance race suits, wet suits, clothing and shoes ideal for a triathlon. But lately, Zoot has started to attract the interest of runners too, particularly with a clothing line such as the Zoot Ultra Run Icefil and shoes like the Zoot Ultra Race 4.0.
The shoe can, however, feel tight, particularly if you possess a wide foot or need a little room in the toe box. If you want to wear the shoe with socks, you'll have to size-up.
While a number of trail athletic shoes have used the BOA Dynamic Fit System in the past, Zoot adds this excellent alternative to lacing to a road shoe: the Ultra Race 4.0.
The BOA Dynamic Fit System includes a thin, stainless 'lace' attached to a dial located toward the top of the tongue. To tighten the 'lace,' you simply turn the dial clockwise. To loosen the 'lace' you pull the dial out and the tension is released.
As you can imagine, the BOA system is great for triathlons where quick transitions are crucial. The system works well for runners too, enabling you to obtain a custom made that will not loosen or come untied.
Coming in at 7.9 ounces, the Ultra Race 4.0 is incredibly lightweight and it has a firm and nimble ride. The Z-Bound midsole provides lots of protection and cushioning, without overdoing it. The outsole is curved, encouraging a mid-foot strike, with a natural toe off.

The Zoot Ultra Race 4.0 includes a number of features developed specifically for triathlon: water drain holes at the base, a BOA quick closure system, a finger sized grip on the tongue to assist pull the shoe on quickly during transitions. But the Ultra Race 4.0 offers enough features to really make it a great shoe for people who purely run too.
The very first thing you'll notice concerning the Ultra Race 4.0 (other than the bright neon colors) may be the fit. Many triathletes race sockless, allowing for quicker transitions. The UltraFit' upper is made with TekSheen, a stretchy and material that breathes that conforms for your foot.
The Ultra Race 4.0 is meant to be worn sockless, giving the shoe a glove-like fit that hugs your foot. The liner is incredibly comfortable, and caused no locations on any of my runs.

I recommend using the shoe inside a specialty running/tri store first. The tight fit may bother some runners, as could the proven fact that the shoe works best when worn without socks. But if you like footwear that feels like extra time of your foot, has the unique BOA lacing system, and it is incredibly lightweight and breathable, the Zoot Ultra Run 4.0 is the shoe for you personally.

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