Inspired by Kona, Hawaii, birth place of Zoot Sports, the Ali'i brings a fresh look to running. This lightweight neutral running shoe is perfect for racing and just right for tempo runs and track workouts. Weighing in at 9.9oz (men's size 9), this shoe provides a lightweight comfortable ride. The Boa Closure System delivers a fast, customized, and comfortable fit; providing quick application and on-the-fly adjustment for racing and training. The authentic upper was designed by Keith Tallett, a mixed media artist, born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. 
  • Upper: The Boa Closure System delivers a fast, customized, and comfortable fit; providing quick application and on-the-fly adjustment for racing and training. Molded 3D heel counter with integrated heel pull tab for fast transitions and great heel support. BareFit lining combined with our internal structure to give the best internal feel and close to the foot fit. Breathable mesh upper for optimal cooling.
  • Midsole/Outsole: Unique dual density Z-Bound and ZVA placed in a heel-to-toe configuration with great rebound for mid-foot strike and added cushioning when heel striking. Constant Ground Contact provides mid-foot support. Carbon Rubber tread gives the outsole lightweight, durable traction.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Great shoe

This is my 5th pair of Zoots. Fit was great. Boa system is easy and can be as snug as you want/need it to be.
Favorite pair of zoots so far!

Half Size?

I wear a 13 in all my running shoes so I purchased a size 13. When I tried them on, they were snug and my toes were at the end of the toe box so I ordered a 14 to compare. The 14 fit of course but a little more space in the toe box than I like... I completed a hard interval workout in them and got a blister on the tip of my toe from sliding back and forth... I did tighten the Boa closure system about halfway through the workout but the damage was done. I do like the shoes, especially how easy they are to put on especially during a race. My only wish is that they offered half-sizes in larger sizes, which I believe would have resolved any issues....

Snappy looking Zoot Shoes!

Fit is great! Look is great! Love these shoes and the Boa closure is so comfortable!
So comfy I'm wearing them right now! Get yourself a pair quick!!!

Perfect Tri Shoe

The shoe fits my foot perfect. Boa system is incredible. Went for a run right out of the box with not a single complaint. Zoot is awesome! And shipping was crazy fast! Highly recommend any and all products from Zoot!

They fit true to size. Not sure they are marathon worthy.

They fit true to size. I have big feet and ordered at 13. I'm more of a wide foot but not over-sized. I normally fit into Brooks, Hoka, Asics. Not a Nike or Adidas foot. These fit the way I expected based on my typical shoe. They are comfortable, I could see running with no socks in these. I've got about 20 miles in them now so feel like I can give a reasonable review. 1) The bola enclosure is both awesome and problematic for me. Very adjustable. Easy. However, its metal wire VS a cloth lace. This means there is zero give in the lace material. It might be the way my feet are shaped but a few times I got a very unforgiving squeeze when I went out of my normal stride. 2) I'm used to a shoe with alittle bit more support. These are flat and fast. I'd wear these for a 5k/sprint. Maybe an Oly. Definitely not longer. And not my daily trainer. Again - this is just my POV. 3) The construction is well made, comfortable and snazzy (if you like 90's color schemes.)