Z50
Z50
Z50
Z50
Z50

Z50

$169.95

7:15 - 8:45 MINS PER MI

4:30 - 5:25 MINS PER KM

Z50 Beta
Specifically tuned and designed for running between 7:15-8:45 minutes per mile. Optimized for quickness and max energy efficiency at pace. Slightly wider platform for enhanced stability at speed. When you run in this pace zone, this is the exact shoe you need to run your best.

Who It’s For
If some of your training runs are this pace zone, the Z50 is your shoe. For racing, if you’re running 10ks between 45:00-54:20 or marathons in the 3:10-3:50 range, it’s the perfect shoe. Best for all running within the pace zone.

Why It’s Awesome
SPEED: Light mesh upper, Strategically placed rubber for grip, Agility platform

EFFICIENCY: Tuned heel and forefoot FastPods deliver optimum cushioning and maximum forefoot propulsion efficiency on every footstrike when in pace zone

COMFORT: Wide toe box, Breathable upper, Molded foam heel counter, Lively pace-tuned feel.

 

Specs
Weight - 185g (women’s 8), 230g (men’s 9)

Drop - 5mm

Midsole - Tuned Z-Foam

Sizing: The Z50 runs true to size

Estimated Availability: Summer 2022

 

Design Notes
RUNNER WEIGHT: The Vimazi Z50 is engineered for slender to average weight runners. 

CUSHIONING: At this pace, a long stride-flight distance creates a lot of force, so we’ve tuned the reaction density of the FastPod midsoles to provide the optimal cushioning needed for the forces you encounter. 

PROPULSION: At this pace it takes a lot of force to propel yourself forward, so the last thing you want is a squishy, inefficient midsole. We’ve tuned the forefoot FastPods in the Z50 to deliver maximally efficient energy return given the forces at this pace.

DROP INFO: Runners at this pace are usually light to average weight and often midfoot strikers. With this in mind, we built a 5mm drop into the Z50. This helps prevent a negative heel drop angle upon impact. 

SOLE DESIGN: According to a recent paper on arch compression, forces on the arch are greatest during the push-off phase of your stride (not the impact phase). Many shoe designs carve out the arch area, exaggerating pronation. The Z50 fills the arch area to provide support during push-off, precisely when you need it.

 

Why You Need A Pace-Tuned Shoe
While running, we generate a wide range of both impact forces and propulsion forces. Those forces are intense at 5 minutes per mile, less so at 8 minutes per mile, and even more gentle at 12 minutes per mile. We’ve studied midsole materials, and we’ve found that it’s physically impossible for one midsole to respond efficiently and appropriately at all paces. If a shoe responds correctly at 12 minute per mile, it’ll be like running on memory foam at 5 minutes per mile. And visa versa. So if you want efficiency, you need different shoes tuned for different paces. 

 

We’re still finalizing our shipping protocols. Check back as we get closer to release dates. We plan to offer free shipping in the U.S., with 3-5 day delivery. Shipping costs outside the U.S. will be calculated at checkout. 

Taxes will be calculated at checkout.

Returns aren’t a problem, as long as it’s been less than 30 days and the shoes are in unused condition. Email faster@vimazi.com to get a return label.

Shipping

We’re still finalizing our shipping protocols. Check back as we get closer to release dates. We plan to offer free shipping in the U.S., with 3-5 day delivery. Shipping costs outside the U.S. will be calculated at checkout. 

Taxes

Taxes will be calculated at checkout.

Returns

Returns aren’t a problem, as long as it’s been less than 30 days and the shoes are in unused condition. Email faster@vimazi.com to get a return label.