Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $50
  • Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 9oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: X-Wide, Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Avi-Rival uses a host of materials in its sole unit. A compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) makes up the midsole of this model. The CMEVA, together with the soft gel unit and the Cantilever, delivers comfort and a shock-absorbing platform. The MEMORYfom insole keeps the foot cozy as it adds another layer of cushioning.
  • The outsole is a durable rubber with an external shank for support. For the upper, it uses synthetic leather with perforations on the side panels and toe box to keep the foot ventilated.

The Avia Avi-Rival comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and runs true to size. It is available in D - Medium and 4E - Extra Wide for the male version. The women’s version is offered in B - Medium and D - Wide width options. Those who require wide training shoes might as well consider models from other brands. 

A solid rubber makes up the outsole of the Avi-Rival. This material is hard-wearing, flexible and grippy on most surfaces. It extends partly to the front of the shoe and serves as a protection against abrasion and impact. The tread pattern is designed to enhance the traction capability of the outsole.

An external shank reinforces the arch area. This structure reinforced the midfoot area, forcing the foot to bend at the forefoot and not at the arch. It also aims to prevent discomfort and injuries.

The Avi-Rival features a CMEVA midsole. This foam is lightweight, durable and flexible. It serves to attenuate the force of impact to keep the foot protected and comfortable with each step.

At the heel section, between the rubber outsole and the foam, is a soft gel structure. Its purpose is to add stability to the back of the foot and enhance cushioning. This area also houses the Cantilever technology, which, according to the company, creates a trampoline-like effect for better shock absorption and energy return with each stride.

The MEMORYfom lines the footbed of this shoe which adds a layer of padding to keep the foot comfortable.

The Avia Avi-Rival utilizes a synthetic leather material for the upper. It has perforations on the toe box, side panels, and heel to keep the inside of the shoe from getting too hot.

It uses a traditional lace-up closure to keep the foot securely in place. The padded tongue protects the instep from irritation when when the laces are tightened. It has a single slot on top where the round laces pass through to prevent it from sliding to the sides or bunching up front.

A soft mesh lining is utilized inside the shoe. This textile helps with heat dissipation and allows the foot to slide in effortlessly.

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