Zoot UltraSpeed — ($95)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun. 28, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM UTC

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The UltraSpeed is all about shaving: shaving time in transition with a no-lace, slip-on upper, shaving weight to get down to a mere six ounces and shaved legs for the triathletes who have been snatching these up for sprint to half-Ironman distance races. The low-profile, minimalist feel of these sockless racers is quite bare so our testers didn’t recommend them for anything long or for those without efficient biomechanics. But they gave the UltraSpeed heaps of praise for just the right foot hold and enjoyed them as a racing shoe.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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