Inspired by the triathlete, made for running, the all new Makai provides a fast transition with a stable responsive ride. A Z-Lock lace system with both speed lace and standard lace provides custom fit options for both racing and training. With a molded 3D heel counter and a Barefit lining, the Makai has a secure fit for those speedy transitions. Unique dual density Z-Bound and ZVA placed in the Heel to Toe creates a responsive rebound for a mid-foot strike and added cushion. With mild posting, your feet will feel light, secure, and supportive for race day performance or intense interval workouts. 8mm drop. 8.2 oz.


  • Upper: Race-Lock lace system with both speed lace and standard lace for custom fit options for both 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‰ã¢ 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 with a Medial Post for guidance. Carbon Rubber tread gives the outsole lightweight, durable traction.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
I love these shoes

I was a a little nervous buying these shoes. I’m recovering from a broken foot & just starting to amp up my training. I shouldn’t have worried a bit - these shoes are cushioned, stable & best of all I can slide them on for quick transitions! Best purchase I've made in a while!

*I ordered a half size up based on other reviews & fit is perfect.


Great shoes, love the easy on/off. Definitely rubs about 1/2 size small!

Love these shoes

These are easily the most comfortable shoes I’ve owned. I love them for running and they make transitions easy. I also love the fact that they come with regular laces too.

Runs small

These shoes are awesome! I love all the wacky colors and the fun design. The shoe runs small but are very comfortable. I got a size 10 originally and had to go up to a 10.5 for the right fit. I just competed in a triathlon last weekend and they did great! Only other thing is the bungie cord was a bit of a bust. Once I got it tight enough to stay on my foot, the strings were SO long and eventually started cutting off circulation. They come with a pair of standard laces that work much better!

All in all a great shoe!


I returned them as they didn’t fit. Although they were a size 11, which I wear, they were way too small. I’m waiting for my money back.