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Zoot Sports Introduces New Running Footwear for Summer 2015

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Lisa Mullen
Verde Brand Communications
lisa@verdepr.com


Carlsbad, Calif. (January 27, 2015) –
Zoot Sports, a global leader in endurance sports and makers of elite performance footwear and apparel, is proud to introduce four new running shoes to Zoot's expanding footwear line for summer 2015. Inspired by the colors of sun-drenched sand beaches of Southern California’s coastline, the Del Mar, Solana, Carlsbad and Coronado deliver Zoot's performance and quality promise to all athletes. Styles are set to launch in February 2015 at Zoot Sports retailer locations.

Born in Kona and raised in Carlsbad, Calif., Zoot Sports has been making performance apparel and footwear catered to multisport athletes since 1983. Since moving to California in the mid-1990's, Zoot has increased it's running line with run specific footwear and apparel, thus Zoot Running was born. Zoot Running aims to use the inspiration around its hometown and the ‘Cali’ lifestyle to help develop their products.

Zoot continues to stay ahead of the game in regards to technology advancements and footwear innovations. All Zoot running shoes feature BareFit technology designed to eliminate blister contact points thanks to its seamless, second skin fit. New for Zoot this year, the Del Mar, Solana, Carlsbad and Coronado all combine a traditional tongue with a no-sew interior construction enabling a sockless fit without harsh skin contact and hotspots. The air-permeable Open Mesh upper and new Zbound insole provides high level comfort and cushioning, while the outsole made of Zoot Blown Rubber (ZBR) and Zoot Carbon Rubber (ZCR) provides long-term durability and increases shock absorption to reduce stress and fatigue on legs and feet.

Del Mar, Neutral Trainer, SRP $140
Named after the beautiful beach north of San Diego, the Del Mar is a neutral training shoe for runners of all levels. Thanks to Zoot's Z-Bound+, the midsole provides added cushion in each step, limiting stress on the body. Enjoy a smooth stride and quick pick-up from its flex notches and constant ground contact from the toe to heel. With an 8-mm offset, the Del Mar fits everyday training needs. (11oz/311g)

Carlsbad, Neutral Trainer, SRP $120
The Carlsbad is the perfect blend of lightness and cushion. Named after Zoot Sports hometown of Carlsbad, CA, this neutral training shoe is equipped with a CarbonSpan+ shank for added stability and a dynamic toe-off. With a 10-mm offset, the Carlsbad is a go-to shoe for racking up the miles. (10oz/283g)

Solana and Solana ACR, Lightweight Neutral Trainer, SRP $100 and $110
Inspired by Solana Beach in San Diego, Calif., the Solana running shoe meets the demand of all runners.  Injected with 100 percent ZVA, Zoot's EVA cushioning technology, this shoe provides consistent density level of comfort throughout the entire sole without adding weight. The 8-mm off set provides a natural toe-off and a well-balance, smooth ride.  (Solana 9oz/255g)

Designed for the rainy months, the Solana ACR (All Conditions Running) has a weather-resistant treatment and closed-cell mesh for greater protection against the harsh winter condition. The lugs grip the wet road surface to help keep feet from slipping. The traction, protection and durability make the Solana ACR a perfect choice for a lightweight, all-weather running shoe. (Solana ACR 9.5oz/269g)

Coronado, Stability Trainer, SRP $130
When looking for added support and cushion, look no further than the Coronado. Named after the Coronado peninsula west of San Diego, this running shoe features extra cushioning and mid-foot stability thanks to its dual-density Z-Bound+ EVA foam and CarbonSpan+ shank. With a 12-mm offset, this training shoe is highly responsive, providing lightweight and dynamic toe-offs to meet the needs of runners. (10.7oz/272g)

The new summer 2015 footwear will launch February 15th, 2015 with the exception of the Del Mar, which will launch March 15th.  Further information can be found at www.zootsports.com.

About Zoot Sports
Zoot Sports
is 100% focused on providing athletes with the ultimate in performance footwear, apparel, wetsuits, and accessories. For 30 years, Zoot has pioneered innovative product solutions that cover athletes from start to finish, head to toe. Zoot continues to draw on its history in the sport and its athletes to deliver the most comprehensive, technologically advanced and complete multisport product line in the world.