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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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Solyte Midsole Material: A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS' standard EVA and SpEVA.
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.
Biomechanists Dr Philip Graham-Smith and Richard Jones at Salford University have identified that gait analysis techniques (motion analysis, forces, electromyography and in-shoe pressure analysis) can provide us with an insight as to how the microwobbleboard multi-density midsole is responsible for alleviating a host of muscular-skeletal conditions.
Foot position awareness was worse, by approximately 200 percent, in the older compared with the younger adults in any footwear condition, and the older subjects' mean position error was greatest in the shoes with the thickest and the softest midsoles.
With a midsole made of dual-density foam, the third category of running shoe is the heaviest, and offers motion control.
Bayflex Active Lightweight is a further development of Bayer's density-reduced PUR for midsoles of sports and leisure shoes.
The lighter-weight smartLite acts as an effective midsole because of its ability to bond easily to TPU soles, Huntsman says.
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.
Two life-long runners launched HOKA ONE ONE in 2009, after years spent handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles.
The 1,000-denier Cordura nylon uppers coupled with lightweight, flexible EVA midsoles and sure-footed Vibram rubber outsoles give the Full-Draw the featherweight comfort you need to stay on the move.
These boots are ultra-comfortable for several reasons: Tuff-Lite midsoles give great comfort during long hikes, Abzorb cushioning footpads reduce shock and displace energy as you walk, and sealed waterproof leather uppers keep your feet dry.