Zoot Ultra TT 5.0
Zootsports.com | 8.6 oz | $140
Fit | The elastic upper snugs right up against the foot, from heel to toe. “It constantly pressed against my mid-foot but never created a single pressure point,” said a tester. The forefoot is fairly narrow and the heel cup creates a reliable yet forgiving bond with the foot.
Feel | The elastic upper is lined with a smooth, truly seamless piece of fabric that dries and softly cradles the foot. The price for the quick-closure upper is a little added tightness on the foot. “I felt surprisingly well-connected to the sole, but the squeeze on my foot was noticeable,” described one tester.
Ride | Combining the snappy feel of a race flat with an unwavering foundation beneath an exhausted runner is difficult, but the Ultra TT 5.0 reaches that goal. A tester raved, “The hard sole drives through each stride and forcefully skips off the ground,” yet the shoe still provides a stable platform for legs that are wobbly after a hard ride.