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midsole

middle of three layers of the sole of a sports shoe, formed of highly resilient shock-absorbent material (e.g. EVA, polyurethane, combination of both) often with antishock features (e.g. air cells, polymer gel); midsole longevity is dependent on general (e.g. frequency of shoe use, terrain crossed, user body weight) and focal (foot/limb pathomechanics) wear
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The midsole has an integrated Rock Shield to protect the foot in rocky terrain.
Collaborating with two British biomechanists, she created a triple-density Microwobbleboard midsole, and launched it in the first FitFlop sandal, the Walkstar I sandal, in 2007.
In the place of slow-to-biodegrade midsoles, Brooks has the BioMoGo midsole, made with a nontoxic natural additive that encourages microbes to decompose the midsole 50 times faster than its traditional counterpart.
The rolling curve of the forward sole gives the boot a pleasant "let's go" sensation, and while we're not in love with the color, the claims of optimal shock absorption in the midsole got our attention.
With a midsole made of dual-density foam, the third category of running shoe is the heaviest, and offers motion control.
Midsoles of this foam are said to retain outstanding damping properties for high comfort.
New smartLite midsoles are 50% lighter than rubber, the company says, enabling shoe manufacturers to provide greater comfort and performance without sacrificing the quality or design features that help differentiate their products.
The rubber boot feet are fully vulcanized, insulated with 8mm wool felt midsoles and 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation.
Completely stiff midsoles are for winter mountaineering, while a boot that is very floppy is not much use for anything other than tackling the easiest trails.
Cut your pattern pieces out of leather, marking the halfway point on the midsoles (flip pattern over for second shoe if you're making both the same).
Never before used interchangeable red and blue midsoles and premium handcrafted Patina leather make the AIR JORDAN 2011 one of the top performance basketball shoes offered today.