Zoot Sports was founded in 1983 in Kona, Hawaii, the home of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships. From the beginning Zoot Sports made performance apparel that catered to elite athletes competing in the then-emerging sport of Triathlon. In 1996, Zoot Hawaii moved to the mainland and Zoot has grown to be a global premier endurance sports brand, distributed across 22 countries. Zoot Sports (sometimes seen misspelled as ZootSports, Zoot Sport or Zuit Sports) produces a full line of men's and women's swimming, biking and running apparel. They have also recently introduced their WetZoot line of wetsuits, and the CompressRX line of recovery tights and compression socks.