FlyteFoam: newly patented, ASICS' lightest, most durable midsole, with organic fibers for high-level cushioningAdaptTruss: newly patented and revolutionary carbon reinforced adaptive stability systemSloped DUOMAX: dual density midsole that adjusts smoothly to dynamic motionOptimized Upper: featuring a glove-like, one-layerJacquard Mesh andMetaClutch exoskeleton external heel counter
with built-in memory foamX-GEL hybrid high-tech gel
SCOPE-This specification will outline the requirements for black waterproof 8" polish able leather/nylon tactical and uniform footwear with a side zip, composite safety toe, and blood borne pathogen compliant lining and molded rubber exterior heel counter
A carefully tuned external heel counter
comfortably cradles the foot and adapts to the high extension of the Achilles.
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.
Look for a rigid heel counter
, which helps control the movement of the foot and heel joints.
With a soft sheepskin heel counter
and moisture-wicking Dri-lex[R] sockliner, this sneaker showcases classic comfort and understated style.
Note that the shoe's heel counter
doesn't necessarily control rearfoot motion, as is often assumed.
In addition, apply both downward medial and lateral forces to the upper aspect over the heel counter
to check for height loss.