The Kiawe is Zoot's Triathlon shoe geared toward performance on race day for longer races. The second round maintains the platform underfoot while making some minor tweaks up top.
The upper features the changes, exchanging a more open mesh and less stitching in the overlays, for a uniformly smooth sock-free interior. The monosock construction makes for a quick transition and snug fit and the lacing adds security, a small caveat is whether it has been a successful fit for you in the past. The midsole continues as before, a low profile single density, Z-bound foam that offers a protective and responsive feel, aided by the springiness of the carbon shank for support and its flexible yet rigid feel. The outersole is unchanged, carbon rubber in the heel with TPU on the medial and lateral forefoot. The result is a shoe for your faster running, including longer races.
Updates the Ultra Kiawe
Sizes: Men 7–12,13,14; Women 6–11
Weight 8.2 oz. (men’s 11); 6.6 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Recommended for: medium to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics