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Shoe Technologies

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  • Adidas Shoe Technologies
  • Asics Shoe Technologies
  • Ektelon Shoe Technologies
  • Head Shoe Technologies
  • Hi-Tec Shoe Technologies
  • Mizuno Shoe Technologies
  • Salming Shoe Technologies

Band-of-Power

Band-of-Power

The patented Band-of-Power extends from the heel to the forefoot to make sure your foot is on complete lockdown.

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Asymmetrical Lacing Design

Asymmetrical Lacing Design

An anatomically correct lacing environment that reduces potential for irritation and provides improved comfort and fit.

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Biomorphic Fit

Biomorphic Fit

Stretch material strategically placed on the upper helps to reduce buckling and the potential for irritation.

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DuoMax Support System

DuoMax Support System

A dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport specifically.

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DuoTrussic System

DuoTrussic System

A dual-density reinforcement which provides torsional stability and biomechanically balanced arch support.

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Exoskeletal Asics Logo Stripes

Exoskeletal Asics Logo Stripes

Help provide reinforcement and support to the upper while enhancing breathability.

IGS: Impact Guidance System

IGS: Impact Guidance System

ASICS® Design Philosophy. Employs linked componentry that enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.

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RhynoSkin

RhynoSkin

An abrasion and tear resistant synthetic leather for increased upper durability.

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Solyte 45 Lasting

Solyte 45 Lasting

Employs 45 degree Solyte lasting material for a soft platform feel.

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Solyte Midsole Material

Solyte Midsole Material

A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS’ standard EVA and SpEVA®. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.

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Trusstic System

Trusstic System

Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

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Wet Grip Outsole

Wet Grip Outsole

An outsole made from a special blend of organic and non-organic components, designed to enhance traction even on wet surfaces.

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Airmesh

Airmesh

Engineered mesh designed to help the foot breathe and stay cool.

Duraskin

Duraskin

Durable material placed in the forefoot to prevent abrasion due to toe drag.

NFS

NFS

Unique Natural Foot Shape last which follows the natural shape of the foot for the ultimate in comfort and performance.

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PRC 1000

PRC 1000

Abrasion resistant rubber compound that provides exceptional durability and traction for long-lasting performance on hard surfaces.

Propulsion Plate

Propulsion Plate

Lightweight chassis redirects energy from the heel to the forefoot for ultimate responsiveness.

Shock Eraser Pro

Shock Eraser Pro

Advanced heel insert for maximum cushioning.

Comfort Grid

Comfort Grid

Comfort Grid Combines outstanding protective benefits for less foot fatigue and more comfort with incredibly responsive features that assure ultimate stability and motion control for enhanced, faster maneuverability. The core of HEAD CXG™ is an interlocking coil structure of turned polyethylene, polypropylene and nylon, and saran fibers encapsulated in a resilient polyurethane form. The encapsulated coil fibers are compressed on impact, absorbing shock. As the foot reaches the end of its stride, the heel coil fibers rebound, producing a resilient, spring-like upward force.

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Cooling System

Cooling System

An innovative, dynamic “climate control” system within the shoe that maintains ultimate breathability by absorbing and releasing excess heat build-up.

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Energy Bridge

Energy Bridge

Strategically placed between the heel and forefoot area, the HEAD Energy Bridge™ provides torsion stability and increased transfer of power from the heel to the forefoot.

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HyBrasion

HyBrasion

A high-abrasion compound rubber formula specifically designed for the high-stress areas of tennis shoe soles. Provides superior toe drag resistance and hard-wearing performance on any playing surface.

Lateral Control

Lateral Control

Integrated in the outer forefoot area, HEAD Lateral Control™ is a squared edge of harder rubber that provides optimum lateral stability and enables quick changes in direction. Additionally, the medial forefoot area is rounded specifically to enable extreme slides.

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Radial Contact Outsole Technology

Radial Contact Outsole Technology

The low-profile design and HEAD Radial Contact™ technology ensures a constant point of traction, providing maximum flexibility and maneuverability with optimal stability.

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Vi-Pod Technology

Vi-Pod Technology

Integrated in the midsole heel area, the HEAD Vi-Pod™ technology absorbs the energy of impact and distributes it to the entire foot, eliminating vibration and maximizing forward motion.

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4:SYS

4:SYS

  • Dynamic motion control for your feet
  • The 4:SYS midsole increases the time from heel contact to shot by .008 seconds or 33%
  • This controlled decelleration leads to an average reduction of force of 195.6 N or 35%
  • Therefore 4:SYS reduces the transfer of energy from heel strike to when the shot is played
  • Loading rates are a key predictor to injury potential

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    Impact Zone

    Impact Zone

  • Cushioning where you really need it
  • Up to 38% more effective shock absorption
  • Equivalent to 20-25 time your body weight, or one third better than any other shoe available

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    Ion Mask

    Ion Mask

    A revolutionary process creates a microscopic water resistent surface of the shoe. The technology allows for the material to repel water, while at the same time staying breathable.

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    Peak Force

    Peak Force

  • Maximum grip at the moment you play the shot
  • Increased surface contact mean Hi-Tec shoes
  • 6 times better grip
  • Better stability
  • Improved pressure and force distribution

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    Mizuno Wave Technology

    Mizuno Wave Technology

    Revolutionary full length Pebax Mizuno Wave Technology uniformly disperses shock throughout the sole, providing lightweight cushioning and enhanced stability.

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    Mizuno AP+ Midsole Technology

    Mizuno AP+ Midsole Technology

    Enhanced AP midsole with increased rebound and cushion durability while maintaining lightweight performance.

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    Mizuno VS-1 Technology

    Mizuno VS-1 Technology

    Shock-absorbing cushioning compound found in the forefoot.

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    Mizuno Dynamotion Fit Technology

    Mizuno Dynamotion Fit Technology

    Design technology that relieves the stress the foot naturally places on footwear - eliminating distortion for the perfect fit.

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    Mizuno Intercool Technology

    Mizuno Intercool Technology

    Full-length midsole ventilation reduces heat and humidity build-up inside the shoe during performance.

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    Mizuno Kura-Liner Technology

    Mizuno Kura-Liner Technology

    Abrasion-resistant collar lining provides improved durability.

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    Mizuno Sensor Point Technology

    Mizuno Sensor Point Technology

    Sensor Point is a suspension system which connects the Wave plate to the ground, thereby enhancing stability and traction.

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    Mizuno Dynamotion Groove Technology

    Mizuno Dynamotion Groove Technology

    Dynamotion Grooves in the outsole while offering improved flexibility are strategically designed so that:

  • the deep and narrow grooves on the lateral side provide superior support when changing direction
  • the shallow and wide grooves on the medial side offer optimal cushioning at critical pivot point

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    Cushioning Foam

    Cushioning Foam

    Heel cushioning foam - C35, positioned at the heel centre, gives you 70% better shock absorption than a regular EVA midsole compound.

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    ErgoHeelCup

    ErgoHeelCup

    To stabilize and fixate the heel,which is key to providing a great fit and comfort, we have developed a new anatomical Ergo Heel Cup that is slightly longer than the average heel cup.

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    Exo Skeleton

    Exo Skeleton

    The exo skeleton design stabilizes the foot for lateral movements and reduces pressure at the MTP joints (Metatarsophalangeal joints). It is important to keep the foot stable medio-lateral, avoiding friction and side forces in the soft parts of the foot sole, especially underneath the forefoot.

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    LMS

    LMS

    Lateral Movement Stabilizer - a specially designed, lightweight, integrated dual torsion unit that supports the foot during fast and irregular lateral movements.

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    LMS+

    LMS+

    Fast lateral stops expose the foot to the risk to roll over outwards, causing injuries. LMS+ (Lateral Movement Stabilizer Plus) is a unique design with a positive angle of 5° that prevents the foot from rolling over outwards.

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    Rebound Foam

    Rebound Foam

    Forefoot rebound energy foam - RE35. 80% better rebound energy than a regular EVA midsole compound.

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    RollBar

    RollBar

    An increased radius on the inner side of the outer sole, facilitates rolling the foot inwards and toe pushoff.

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    SpeedLite

    SpeedLite

    The SpeedLite™ midsole is a lightweight performance EVA compound with long lasting cushioning qualities.

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    T.G.S. 62|75

    T.G.S. 62|75

    Torsion Guide System - The distance from heel to the ball of the foot (62% of the shoe) has been designed with extra stability, which ends in the so-called "ballet" line, a 75° angle. In front of the 75° line, we have equipped the shoe with greater flexibility to stimulate the foot's natural movements. TGS 62/75 takes all of the gait cycle criteria into consideration. At the same time, it softens the strains caused by friction during lateral movements. The shoe bends in exactly the right places, stimulating the foot's natural lateral and forward movements.

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    XR110

    XR110

    A newly developed durable rubber compound with excellent traction - a 25% improvement!

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