- The Avia Avi-Edge II is the updated version of the Avi-Edge. The two trainers share all the same technologies with very minimal changes between the two. The midsole of these two models is made of compression molded EVA (CMEVA) foam with a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) stabilizer at the heel. The outsoles used are also same; a solid rubber layer in a segmented layout for flexibility.
- As for the upper, both versions use a mesh fabric with synthetic and leather overlays for a secure foothold. A notable update on this section is the presence of perforations on the overlays of the Avi-Edge II. Other than that, the two iterations are quite identical.
Made for men, this trainer comes in US sizes 7 to 13, including half and full sizes in between. The Avia Avi-Edge II also comes in a range of width options, D - Medium, 2E - Wide, and 4E - Extra Wide, allowing it to cater to people looking for workout shoes in a wide profile.
A solid rubber protects the underside of the Avia Avi-Edge II. This layer is engineered to be durable to withstand abrasion related to training on rough surfaces. It features a herringbone tread pattern that provides multidirectional traction. At the forefoot, this section looks segmented because of the flex grooves. These furrows promote natural foot flexion.
The Avia Avi-Edge II is equipped with a CMEVA midsole that provides excellent shock absorption. At the heel, a TPU stabilizer ensures a steady hindfoot while the Cantilever technology, which is found in all Avia shoes, provides additional shock attenuation under the heel.
Inside the footgear is the MEMORYfom sockliner. This layer molds to the shape of the underfoot to provide maximum coverage and comfort. It also prevents the foot from slipping while exercising.
A mesh fabric makes up the upper of the Avia Avi-Edge II. This material is breathable while and the perforations found on the overlays help in keeping the foot chamber ventilated. For additional support and protection, leather and synthetic overlays are found on such high-wear areas as the toe box, the quarters, and the heel. Another model to consider, if in search of versatile cross-training shoes, is the Nike Lunar Fingertrap TR. It sports a similar silhouette with the Avi-Edge II because of its intricate midfoot design and the use of mesh and synthetic overlays.
A traditional lacing system allows wearers to adjust the fit. The plush tongue and collar also helps in providing a secure lockdown and prevent accidental shoe removal while exercising. The soft interior fabric lining lessens the chance of skin irritation.