Coming in as the most expensive guards on test is always a tough gig, but the Zoots shared a lot in terms of feel and design with the Compressport entry. They also replicated many of the plus points, including a really graduated and compressive fit, no excessive tightness at the cuffs and durability.
Although they looked fairly short, once on the Zoots stretched and moulded around the entire lower leg perfectly. On a gruelling 10 x 600m track session, our tester’s calves felt incredibly compressed, supported and stabilised. Even without any form of grippers, there was no slipping or riding up and they definitely had the added spring-in-your-step factor.
Performance and fit-wise, it was level pegging between them and the Compressport Ultra Silicone but the Zoots were docked a few points for the additional £5 spend.