ZOOT SOLANA REVIEW
As the demand for sports equipment and accessories continues to skyrocket, more and more of such are being introduced and manufactured. One of them is the Zoot Solana, a pair of running shoes designed and manufactured by Zoot. Its lightweight, rigid body proves to be tough and efficient when it comes to the running, but how does the Solana actually hold up during actual workouts?
Like most running shoes, the Zoot Solana is a pair that comes with the traditional laced upper segment. Its midsole is a sturdy resilient part that does not sacrifice comfort because of its cushion. Its outsole is both lightweight and capable of absorbing shock. The main body is covered with a comfortable sheet of mesh that contributes to adequate ventilation.
The Solana weighs around 240 grams (or 8.5 ounces for the United Kingdom) and is available in a variety of colors such as lime green and white-blue.
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?
- Weight & Design
To be able to allow runners to sprint at a faster rate, running shoes are often designed to be lightweight and agile. The good news is the Zoot Solana does not fall short in this respect. In fact, tucked inside the pair is a 3D-molded heel counter that will lock your heels in place. This little feature contributes greatly to stabilizing the Solana in place as you run.
- The 8mm offset
The Solana is calibrated with an 8mm offset, thus allowing runners to adjust their speeds more quickly and more accurately without losing control. It also allows the Solana to be efficient in any pace or at any distance the wearer chooses during workouts and tracks.
- Excellent Midsole
Because of its highly effective cushioned midsole, the Zoot Solana proves to soar high in the field of comfort as well. The midsole is flexible at any speed, thus making the Solana a more versatile and efficient pair to work with on tracks of any distance.
WHAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT?
The Upper Body – Despite the allowance of ventilation inside the shoe because of the mesh material, the upper segment of the Solana can be a little bit baggy for some. The cause that is believed to be behind this shortcoming is the fact that the shoe is designed with rigid overlays around the external side of the upper body and with nothing but the aforementioned mesh from the toe to the back of the foot.