361 Degrees' is for the runner or walker seeking the ultimate in responsive cushioning. These shoes feature breathable air mesh with strategically positioned overlays to provide a secure fit and feel. A three-layered QDP system utilizing coated QU!KFOAM with interlink construction maximizes softness and maintains energy return.
Cushion is a term used to describe a specific type of athletic shoe. These shoes use soft material in the midsole and are intended for people with high arches that do not collapse.
Founded in 2009 by a trio of entrepreneurs, Golden Harper, Brian Beckstead and Jeremy Howlett, Altra’s original mission was to create shoes that put runners in a more natural running position. Altra focuses on wide toe-box, low heel-drop shoes.
Asics uses high-quality materials and construction like carbon rubber outsoles, combinations of EVA and thermoplastic stability bridges in midsole for support and shock absorption, and the Gel cushioning system.
Brooks is recognized as the product of choice for all levels of activity. Brooks shoes tend to run fairly generous in width, provide a roomy toe box, and accommodate a variety of orthotics and arch supports.
Hallux by Fidelio sandals and shoes come with extra cushioning and panels that stretch, which helps relieve pressure on painful bunions. The insoles and shoes are shaped using what the company refers to as "broken last" technology, meaning that the last are slightly wider at the forefoot and taper down to a narrower heel.
HOKA ONE ONE is a shoe for runners and walkers of all types. For hitting the trails, cruising on the roads, hiking a mountain or going to work, HOKA ONE ONE has engineered a unique performance midsole geometry that features a higher volume, softer density, and greater rebounding foam than standard running shoes.
Inspired by the movement of water, Mizuno uses advanced wave plate technology to offer a perfect combination of cushioning and stability, all in a lightweight package. The design keeps the foot centered and weight evenly distributed. Dynamotion Fit provides a secure fit with an upper that moves with the foot.
New Balance manufactures many of their shoes domestically, in their five New England locations. They have an extensive width-sizing and two different lasts to accommodate extra-depth needs.
Saucony is well known for having a narrow heel and wide forefoot. Saucony uses high-quality materials, including carbon rubber outsoles, midsoles consisting of EVA, PU, and Thermoplastics, and the grid cushioning system.