I found a photo on my Buddy Dave Jewell’s facebook page of what I believe is a SS2010 lightweight/race trainer by Zoot. I’m not really sure what the name of this Zoot Beauty is or if they really are from the SS2010 season. As a tidbit of information when you’re head of product sometimes you get to preview stuff that is never even made. But these shoes look sweet. Here is my interpretation of the Zoot Bumble bee shoes that I found.
Like I mentioned earlier I’m guessing that these shoes are from there 2010 footwear collection. They have a simplistic minimal upper which is almost like a slipper. The shoes only seem to have one overlay right at the toe box of the shoe. I’m sure they feel pretty amazing walking around barefoot in the shoes. Zoot actually refers to the technology as Barefit (Bare-Fit - constructed for sockless wear, the lnings are a Dri-Lex fabric with anti-microbial Smart Silver to battle moisture, odor and to reduce hot spots; Tri-Dry technology limits water retention in the shoe; Patented Quick-Lace system for speed of entry with a single-handed pull; CarbonSpan+ provides smooth and powerful toe-off; Asymmetrical perforated neoprene panel ensures excellent fit and quick entry while maintaining breathability). Info courtesy: www.zootsports.com
The mid sole seem to be single density foam with some minor flex grooves in the outsole. All the flex grooves seem to be in the right place for a quick heel to toe transition. The outsole has a carbon rubber outsole in all the right places. With some with blown rubber to keep these shoes light and fast. The flex grooves look like they are going to allow the foot to flex and move with the upper. This Zoot beauty seems to be made for race day for that mid foot striker. Dave thank you for allowing me to share the photo and if you would like to make any comments we would love to hear from you. Also, congratulations on your new roll at Zoot and welcome back to sunny San Diego! http://www.zootsports.com/