Zoot Ultra Kapalani

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The Ultra Kapilani joins the Zoot line, adding another daily trainer to the mix. The Zoot shoes are so light that this 11.5-ouncer is the brute of the brood, but is light by any other standard. The Kapilani begins with the same midsole unit as the Ultra Tempo+ with its respon- sive dual-density setup, then makes changes above and below. The upper is a fully lined airmesh, the stretchy lining adding comfort without affecting breathability. The fit is aimed to higher-arched feet with a neoprene insert snugging the upper to wrap over the instep. Inside, the cushioning has been augmented with a plush PU inner- sole and EVA Strobel board, which add a noticeable cushiness to the ride. The outersole here is a tough carbon rubber which is largely responsible for the added weight, but is durable, tough, and effective, so we think it’s worth its weight. The carbon shank, a Zoot hallmark, is the same as the one in their triathlon models, so expect the same performance feel.

STABILIZING/PERFORMANCEPrice: $125 • Sizes: men8–12,13,14; women6–11 • Weight:11.5oz. (men’s 11); 9.1 oz. (women’s 8) • Shape: semi-curved • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild overpronation