Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe

Men's Zoot Ultra TT 5.0

Item #ZOT158
MSRP:$139.95
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Men's ZOOT ULTRA TT 5.0 :: You need a light, quick shoe that transitions fast and can keep up with your pace. The men's Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 is the tri shoe for you. Get in and out quick with the Ultra TT 5.0's unique Quicklace system and Barefit liner designed to be worn sockless. Shave time as you connect to your run with a lower profile offering a better connection to the road while still enjoying excellent cushioning and breathability that makes this shoe special. 8.6 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • BareFit Technology: A perfect fit that stays cool and comfortable without the stinky odor
  • Asymmetrical Lacing: Matches the shape of your foot with an expansive neoprene panel for added comfort
  • Z-Bound: Enough cushion and response for everyday training and racing
  • Carbon Span +: Because balanced support and powerful toe-off count
  • Patented Quick Lace System: Fast lacing system equals quick, no fuss transitions
  • Lower Heel Tab: Redesigned lower heel collar further reduces risk of irritation
  • Outsole Pattern, ZPU: Fewer pieces for better wear resistance, grip on wet surfaces, and flexibilty
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Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe
 
3.3

(based on 8 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Fast (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Road running (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (3), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

meets my expectations

By Jorge

from Redwood shores

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

    Used to run with high cushioned shoes (saucony triumph or asics kayano, for example) the cushion of these shoes is lower although can go faster. Overall, they met my expectations. Good deal.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Dont buy Zoot tt 5.0

    By Maddog

    from Plymouth, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

      I raced several 70.3 triathlons with Zoot TT 4.0 and loved the support and durability of the shoe. However, I am completely disappointed in the durability of the TT 5.0. The heel tore off after only 5 miles! I thought I had a defective shoe and exchanged them for a new pair. Unfortunately I had the same experience with the second pair. Even more disheartening is I emailed Zoot directly about my experience and never received a response. Based on the other posts is clear that the TT 5.0 are constructed poorly and Zoot needs to fix the defective design.

       
      4.0

      Great Tri Shoe

      By Intermediate Triathlete

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

        I really like these shoes. I pretty much just use them for Triathlon racing. They are light, comfortable, and really fast in transition. Off the bike, use the pull tabs on the shoes to pull them on, quick yank on the draw string to tighten them up, and off for my run. They have drain holes in the bottom and drain nicely. I do not wear socks, and have not had any blister issues on shorter runs. I race sprint 5K and Olympic 10K distance triathlons, so I can't speak for a longer race, but really like them for the short course races. Admittedly, I don't use them for training runs very often, save them for race day, so with only about 60+ miles on them so far, they have held up great. I'd certainly buy them again, but looks like I will get another season out of them before it is time to replace them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Built not to last

        By DTigar

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

        Love the Ultra TT 5. I run 10-12 mi during the week on road and 12-15 mi on weekend for my long run. Shoes feel great. however, the bottom of it is now peeled off :(

        I am sure I put less than 300 mi on it as I alternate between the Zoot and my other Mizuno shoes.

        Other than that, it's a great shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Not built to last

        By Run with Aloha

        from Kailua, HI

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Traction
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

        I have been running in Zoot Ultra TT shoes for a long time. I loved the 2.0 and the 3.0 and never had a problem. The 4.0 started wearing out a little odd and the 5.0 just like the other post said just fell apart. I thought it was a fluke so I worked with Roadrunner and got me another pair and then another, all with the same results. I did not have the heart to keep trying them. I am looking forward to the 6.0s to see if any changes have been made.

        A thought: It me be my foot strike causing the shoe to strike the ground at it's weakest point but I am not sure as I was unable to compare any of my older shoes to the 5.0s to see if that had chaged at all. This shoe may work for others, just not me.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Shoe fell apart

        By Need speed T

        from Tallahassee Fl

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

        Used them one time in a sprint triathlon, the bottom rubber peeled a
        third way off the shoe

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        My favorite shoe, of all time.

        By Jaybeaux

        from Pacifica

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

          Uncharacteristically, every time Zoot revs these shoes, they just get better. I loved the 4.0, and love these even more. I run the road during the week, about 12 miles total. Every weekend, I do a 12 - 15 mile run, mostly on trails. These shoes are fantastic for either. I have very high arches, but I'm a big believer in minimalist shoes. Since I've altered my running style to be closer to barefoot, I haven't suffered any injuries and I run much faster. I think these shoes are an excellent compromise for anyone looking to move to a lighter shoe without going all the way to Vibram. I love the elastic lace system and the weather-proof materials. I find these shoes to be very durable, especially when considering how light they are.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Ultra Comfortable, Wish it Was Lighter!

          By The Truth

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 Running Shoe:

                I typically use "minimal" barefoot style running shoes as my every day shoes (Brooks Pureconnect and New Balance Minimus). But lately I have been on the hunt for an ultra-lightweight "minimal" shoe that adds more cushioning for those longer runs (half-marathon and up) but still maintains the extreme comfort and ultra light weight of a minimal shoe. Unfortunately I have not found those shoes, HOWEVER, what I did find was a very decent runner-up that is super comfortable, still pretty light, and with great cushioning; the Zoot Ultra TT 5.0.

                Why 4 Stars:

                Although these shoes do not fall into the ultra light-weight category (8.6 ounces at sz 9), they are still pretty light for the comfort and cushioning they provide. I would prefer the shoe to be lighter (7.6 ounces or less) and to be honest I think Zoot could have achieved this weight if they cut out a lot of the extra "superficial" materials on the outside of the shoe. The reason I am only giving the shoe 4 stars is because I believe Zoot put too much effort into the look of the shoe at the cost of increased weight; and to be quite honest, it was all for naught since the shoe is quite ugly. If you want to see a shoe that does the exterior right, check out the new 2012 Newtons which manages to incorporate a super lightweight upper without sacrificing on style and flashiness!

                Bottom Line:

                Bottom line is, despite the weight of the Zoot Ultra TT 5.0, I would still recommend this shoe (over Newtons and Kinvaras) due to the sheer comfort and awesome performance. The curved shape of the heel is just enough to still promote a forefoot/midfoot strike while also providing the added cushioning that is missing from minimal running shoes. And although the upper is somewhat heavier and not as breathable as other lightweight shoes, it is by-far THE most comfortable upper that I have tried in a while. The integrated quick lace system is also a plus as it helped me avoid having to buy elastic laces which saves me a few bucks (and a few seconds off of my transition times).

                Other shoes - Comparison:

                For those still on the hunt for an ultra-lightweight shoe with superior cushioning, I would recommend trying the SAUCONY KINVARA 2 (7.7 ounces). The differences between the Kinvara and the Zoot Ultra TT 5.0 (other than 1 ounce) are in the comfort and fit. The Zoots upper is seamless and tongueless and hugs the foot; while the Sauconys upper material, although incredibly light, bunches up quite uncomfortably in the forefoot area especially if using elastic laces. The Zoots are so comfortable that I have even worn them around the house as house shoes! Great job Zoot, I will be definitely keeping these shoes in my line-up.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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