Z20
Z20
Z20
Z20
Z20
Z20

Z20

$169.95

4:30 - 5:30 MINS PER MI

2:50 - 3:20 MINS PER KM

Z20 Beta
Specifically tuned and designed for elite distance runners. Optimized for agility, speed, and max energy efficiency at pace. When you compete in this pace zone, it’s the exact shoe you need to run your best.

Who It’s For
If you run a 10k between 28:00-34:10 or a 1:59-2:24 marathon, the Z20 is your shoe. Best for fast tempo runs, intervals and fartleks, racing.

Why It’s Awesome
SPEED: Insanely light 1-ply upper, Strategic rubber, Speed platform

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

COMFORT: Wide toe box, Contoured heel pocket, Lively pace-tuned feel

 

Specs
Weight - 157g (women’s 8), 190g (men’s 9)
Drop - 4mm
Midsole - Tuned Z-Foam

Sizing: The Z20 runs true to size.

Estimated Availability: Fall 2022

 

Design Notes
RUNNER WEIGHT: The Vimazi Z20 is engineered for elite level, lightweight runners. 

CUSHIONING: At this pace, the longest stride-flight distance create 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 push off hard enough, so the last thing you want is a squishy, inefficient midsole. We’ve tuned the forefoot FastPods in the Z20 to deliver maximally efficient energy return given the forces at this pace.

DROP INFO: Runners at this pace are usually lightweight and often midfoot or forefoot strikers. With this in mind, we built a 4mm drop into the Z20. 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). Most shoe designs carve out the arch area, exaggerating pronation. The Z20 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.