Waterproof Walotex Lining Keeps the foot dry, while providing breathability.
PHF (Personalized Heel Fit) Memory foam allows a better fit of variable heel shapes.
Extended DuoMax Medial Post Provides static stability and shores the midfoot on uneven terrain.
Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
AHAR Plus Outsole Strategically positioned in critical areas of the outsole, this exceptionally durable compound is 50% more durable than standard ASICS High Abrasion Rubber.
SpevaFoam Midsole Material Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.
Trusstic System technology Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
Ortholite X-40 Sockliner This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
Removable Sockliner A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
Whether pounding the pavements or hiking country trails, the GEL-ODYSSEY WR athletic walking shoe has been built to last – with clever technologies to put a bounce in your stride and prevent twisting in tricky terrain. The SpEVA foam midsole goes beyond the shock absorbing properties of conventional foams to increase the shoe’s durability, while adding a remarkable uplift in rebound. For further bounce there’s also a removable ORTHOLITE sockliner, which gives extra comfort and helps to manage the moisture around your foot so it doesn’t overheat. The shoe has design features which are there to stop "overpronation" – the tendency for a foot to roll inwards when walking. First of all, the shoe includes DUOMAX technology – this ASICS system consists of two different density midsole materials to provide smooth overpronation control. When trekking on tough terrain, TRUSSTIC SYSTEM technology in the midfoot should come in useful, this is a molded component that provides added stability and helps control twisting as you stride along. When walking long distances, comfort is key, which is what our GEL technology in the rearfoot is for. This special material gives you great shock absorbency, especially important for activities involving constant impact on the foot. The shoe also includes an AHARPLUS heel plug to improve durability and support you over many miles. This AHARPLUS rubber is a tough compound used in parts of the outsole where there is heavy contact, to reduce wear and tear. With all these great design features, you’ll be able to go the distance in the GEL-ODYSSEY shoe.