heel counter

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Noun1.heel counter - a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; "a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot"
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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It provides a stable and secure fit with it's molded heel counter and inner support strap, while the mid-foot strike zone promotes a fluid transition and efficiency in each stride.
The two-tone colourway features a navy blue upper, turquoise heel counter and Sock System, with classic three stripes in white.
INTRODUCTION: In 1928, the Swedish orthopedic surgeon Patrick Haglund described a patient with a painful hind foot caused by a prominent postero superior aspect of the calcaneus in conjunction with a sharp rigid heel counter.
This results in tendinopathy and inflammation of the retro calcaneal bursa and a syndrome of retrocalcaneal bursitis, exacerbated by footwear with a hard heel counter and exercise, particularly running up hill.
They had a good solid heel counter that extended well forward on the medial side.
Only 13 pairs of shoes (26%) had adequate heel counter stiffness, 25 (50%) had adequate midfoot sole sagittal stability, and 21 (42%) had midfoot sole frontal stability.
The combination of the finger-shaped external heel counter and dual density EVA create a snug protective fit around the heel giving extra protection and cushioning, while the integrated DuoCell unit provides optimal cushioning when running.
Look inside the heel counter of the shoe to see if the fabric has worn away near the area of your pain.
High on anyone's list should be the high-traction outsole, wickable knit lining, reinforced translucent toecap and heel counter for abrasion resistance and lateral stability, plus waterproofness.
Other features include a thermo-molded heel counter, scuff-proof toe cap, EVA footbed, and lightweight Terra Force X (TFX) platform (Danner, 1-800-345-0430, www.