Zoot Laguna

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The Zoot Laguna is a lightweight traditional running shoe. This shoe is durable, soft, and flexible. The Laguna performs best on roads and pavements. The BareFit internal liner placed in the upper portion of this shoe creates a secure and comfortable sock-like fit. The Zoot Laguna is a versatile running shoe that can be used for speed training, basic runs, and everyday use. This shoe is a reliable blend between a comfortable traditional running shoe and a flexible minimalistic running shoe.

Pros
  • Lightweight for a traditional shoe
  • Durable
  • BrareFit internal liner provides a sock-like fit
Cons
  • Lacks stability
  • Sizing runs small
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Zoot Laguna is made out of Zoot blown rubber. This is a customized blown rubber specifically designed by the company for their shoes. Zoot blown rubber provides durability and traction to the outsole of this shoe. The Laguna is extremely reliable on roads because it maintains constant ground contact while running. The center of the outsole remains in contact with the ground, providing added support and traction. The outsole of the Zoot Laguna also features carbon pods, which are concentrated in the heel and toe areas of the outsole, providing traction.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Zoot Laguna features a soft and responsive midsole made of a ZVA injected Z-Bound material. ZVA is a specially designed EVA foam that provides shock absorption and rebounds energy. This energy return provides runners with a lightweight feel while running. The specially designed Z-Bound technology midsole runs throughout the entire length of the shoe. It is light weight and helps in reducing fatigue and preventing stress while running. The midsole is also responsive and flexible, and many runners found the energy rebounding qualities to help increase responsiveness and speed while running. It's soft feel increases the level of comfort. Overall, the Zoot Laguna midsole is well designed, soft and responsive.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper unit of the Zoot Laguna is made out of a lightweight mesh that is specially designed to be both form fitting and water resistant. The mesh material also provides maximum breathability, keeping your feet cool and dry. The Zoot Laguna features a seamless design, created to reduce blisters and prevent irritation. The BareFit internal liner, found in the upper portion of this shoe, provides runners with a secure, sock-like feel. Additionally, the Zoot Laguna utilizes a Dri-lex liner, featured in all of the the brand's shoes. The Dri-lex liner allows runners to wear this shoe without socks, as it is antimicrobial and features Smart Silver which combats moisture, foul odors, and the even helps in reducing hot spots.

The upper unit of this shoe is also flexible and responsive to the movements of your foot, however, some runners with wide feet may find the upper unit of the Zoot Laguna to be too tight. This shoe’s sizing tends to run small. Due to the soft and flexible nature of the uniquely designed upper, this shoe has a minimal feel despite it being a traditional running shoe.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Zoot Laguna is slightly lighter than most traditional running shoes. The men’s version averages a weight of about 9.5 ounces and the women’s version averages about 8.3 ounces. This shoe is unique because it is a traditional running shoe, with a drop of 8mm, but it offers runners a minimalistic feel.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The light weight mesh material found in the upper unit of the Zoot Laguna allows for maximum breathability. The mesh material generates moderate amounts of air flow to keep your feet cool and dry. The BareFit internal liner creates a sock-like fit and the seamless design prevents blisters and irritation. The upper unit of the Laguna also utilizes a Zoot’s Dri-Lex liner, adding in antimicrobial properties to prevent moisture and odors.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Laguna offers runners a soft and comfortable feel. The Z-Bound midsole is light weight and comfortable, and the energy return it provides helps your legs feel less fatigue and stress. The mesh material found in the upper unit allows for maximum breathability which increases comfort while running. The BareFit internal liner creates a sock-like fit which is both secure and comfortable.
Style
Style

Style

The Zoot Laguna is a bold and sleek running shoe and is available in various colors for both men and women. The Zoot logo is displayed on the side of the shoe. Many reviewers were pleased with the aesthetics of the Laguna.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The midsole, outsole, and upper unit all contribute to the level of durability found in the Laguna. The outsole offers durability through the use of Zoot blown rubber. This specially designed blown rubber is extremely durable and offers excellent traction. The midsole utilizes ZVA, a specially designed EVA foam which is light weight, shock absorbent, flexible and long-lasting.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Zoot Laguna offers runners with various level of protection. The upper unit features a BareFit internal liner for a sock-like fit, as well as a Dri-Lex liner that is designed to protect runners from moisture, odors, and hot spots through the incorporation of Smart Silver. The midsole utilizes Z-Bound technology which is designed to rebound energy and to help alleviate fatigue and stress. The outsole is covered in Zoot blown rubber that provides ground protection and offers a nice level of traction, keeping you safer while running.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The level of flexibility in the Zoot Laguna contributes to the level of responsiveness. Despite the fact that this shoe is a traditional shoe, many reviewers felt that it feels like a more minimally designed shoe because of how flexible and responsive the shoe truly is.
Support
Support

Support

The Zoot Laguna offers a moderate amount of support. The BareFit internal liner found in the upper unit of this shoe creates a secure, sock-like fit. This shoe also offers arch support and a soft and flexible feel. The Z-Bound midsole is comfortable and designed to provide support. The outsole is designed to maintain solid ground contact for increased support and traction.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Laguna is designed to be used on roads and pavements. This shoe lacks heavy duty lugs and therefore would not be ideal for off road running. The Laguna features an outsole that is fully covered in the specially designed Zoot blown rubber. This rubber offers runners traction, ground responsiveness, and durability. The carbon pods that are concentrated on the toe and heel areas of the shoe also add road traction and durability.
Price
Price

Price

The MSRP of the Zoot Laguna is $115.00. It is a durable running shoe and it is also considered to be quite versatile, which can help justify this slightly high price point.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Zoot blown rubber outsole adds traction to the Laguna. The specially designed blown rubber is ideal for running on roads and pavements. The carbon pods are strategically placed in the high wear areas, such as the heel and forefoot, to increase traction. Many reviewers felt that the Zoot Laguna possessed adequate traction for running on paved surfaces. The Zoot Laguna is able to maintain full contact throughout running, enabling better traction.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Zoot Laguna is a flexible, traditional running shoe. The Z-Bound midsole is durable and lightweight. This midsole is also flexible, allowing for an above average amount of foot responsiveness. The lightweight upper, made out of a sock-like fitting mesh material is also designed to bend and move with your foot. Zoot blown rubber, found on the outsole, is also highly durable and flexible. While the Zoot Laguna is a fashioned like a traditional running shoe, the above average amount of flexibility and responsiveness enable this shoe to be versatile enough for speed runs and basic training.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The level of stability present in the Zoot Laguna has received mixed reviews. Due to the high level of flexibility that this shoe has to offer, many reviewers found that the amount of stability is lacking. The Zoot full blown rubber outsole and carbon rubber pods offer runners excellent traction and stability. The upper unit offers runners with an impressing amount of arch support.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Zoot Laguna utilizes an 8mm drop, which is slightly lower than most traditional shoes. The drop featured on this shoe is designed to enhance the energy returning Z-Bound midsole by propelling your foot forward, and its slight angle is thought to help reduce impact and shock. It also add to the more minimal feel of the shoe.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Z-Bound midsole
• Zoot blown rubber outsole
• BareFit internal sock liner
• Dri-Lex antimicrobial liner
• Durability
• Responsiveness
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Zoot Laguna is a stylish running shoe that features an impressive design and durable construction. The outsole is made out of Zoot blown rubber which is ideal for traction and durability. Carbon pods are located on the forefoot of the outsole to increase comfort and traction. The Zoot Laguna is designed to perform best on roads and pavements. The midsole features Z-Bound technology which is light weight while also impact-minimizing. The Z-Bound midsole is injected with ZVA, a Zoo- designed EVA foam. The upper unit is made out of a mesh material that provides maximum breathability. This upper is seamless and the BareFit internal liner creates a sock-like fit. The Laguna is responsive and versatile, but keep in mind that sizing runs small. Some reviewers felt that this shoe lacks stability, but it is an impressive compromise between a traditional running shoe and a minimal running shoe.