About Zoot Sports Ultra Ovwa Running Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. Weighing in under 8 oz. apiece, Zoot Sports' Ultra Ovwa running shoes are lightweight as can be, primed for race day with one-pull lacing, barefoot-friendly construction, and Tri-Dry technology to promote fast water drainage.
Specs about Zoot Sports Ultra Ovwa Running Shoes (For Men)
- Upper: Polyester, nylon, synthetic leather
- Lining: Textile
- Removable insole
- Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
- Outsole: Rubber
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 2 oz.
- Made in China
- Runs small, order 1/2 size larger
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sandman2 from San Pedro, CA on Wednesday, December 3, 2014A very lite weight shoe. I use it more for day to day. Great for airports as its so easy to get on and off. It was well worth the price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bill from folsom, ca on Sunday, August 17, 2014i now have 3 pair. they are a little heavier than the ultra race, but the slight extra cushioning and stability is worth it, especially a long race.
the size 12 fit me well (in socks) , i have an 11 b foot in a dress shoe, and typically wear an 11.5 in a running shoe, but you need to go up 1/2 size in ultra ovwas..
these would work as a training shoe for a light person, but i think for anyone over 175 pounds they are a racing shoe. the reason they run small is that they are designed to be run in barefoot, without socks, which speed up the transition from swimming to biking to running in a triathlon event.
Reviewed by bill from folsom, ca on Monday, August 4, 2014zoot's are different. i wear this shoe in a size 12. my dress shoe size is an 11b. Ovwa take 30 seconds off my mile pace running 5 miles on a composite track. i think of these as sort of a lighter tempo with less stability and less cushioning. "tempo light" if you will. i now have 3 pair. i love these.
this might help if you are mystified/frustrated.
/Which Zoot shoe should I try - If you are new to Zoot shoes, pick up a pair the TTs (Neutral) or Tempos (Stability). These are what I would consider the staple Zoot shoe. They are light enough to race in, have all the tri features, but also have enough cushioning (and support for the Tempo) that most people can run in them daily. Assuming the TT or Tempo work for you then you can go lighter (Race, Owva, Kiawe, Speed) or heavier (Kalani, Kane) to fine tune what you want in a shoe.//
Verified Buyer Reviewed by common Sense from Seattle on Sunday, August 3, 2014This is the third pair of Zoot Ultra Ovwas that I have bought. They are the absolute lightest running shoes you can find and besides the fact that they are comfortable, they pack in about half the space of normal running shoes. I travel a lot and that means I can carry more stuff. I can not recommend more highly.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by common Sense from Seattle on Thursday, April 17, 2014I just purchased my 3rd and 4th pair of these shoes. They are incredibly light weight and therefore great for running, as well as, travel. Stretch laces allow you to just pull them on, no tying or undone laces while running. They compress down to half the size of other running shoes and weigh so much less. Their durability is probably 10-20 % less than other shoes, but the other benefits far outweigh any negatives. I may even pick up another pair at this price. Really a great shoe.!
Question & Answer
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“I noticed that it is recommended that we order a half size up but I wear a 12 and was wondering if the smallness is worthy of going to the 13?||I do where a 12 in Brooks if that helps for reference”
I would recommend ordering a half size up, they do run fairly small.
I usually wear an 11 1/2...I ordered the 12 & the length is just a touch long, but I like the extra "toe wiggle room". I think the 11 1/2 would have been too small.|Width & feel is almost perfect.