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  • 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

    Cross-training

    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training 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: 12oz
    Women: 11.3oz

    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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  • Inspired by aviation and birds, Avia has been producing lightweight and comfortable shoes since 1979. The brand is known for its Cantilever sole, a structure that enhances the shock-absorbing ability of the midsole while making the platform more stable. This technology is present in all of the company’s shoes such as the Avi-Tangent.
  • The Avi-Tangent features a leather upper that provides support to the foot. It has a few perforations on the side of the toe box and heel sections for heat dissipation. The mesh lining underneath contributes to the overall breathability of the shoe.
  • As for the outsole, it utilizes a solid rubber material for durability and traction. An external shank reinforces the arch to encourage proper foot movement.

The Avia Avi-Tangent comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and runs true to size. It is available in D - Medium and 2E - Wide for the male version and in B - Medium for the female variant. The leather upper does not provide any stretch.

The Avi-Tangent utilizes a solid rubber outsole. This compound is hard-wearing, flexible, and grippy. It features shallow flex grooves that promote natural flexion and a tread pattern that enhances traction.

An external shank is employed in the arch area. Its purpose is to force the foot to bend at the forefoot to prevent discomfort or injuries.

The full-length CMEVA midsole provides the Avi-Tangent with shock absorption. This material is durable, flexible, and responsive.

The heel section houses two other components: the soft gel heel and the Cantilever. The gel component adds stability and cushioning to the midsole. As for the Cantilever technology, it delivers a bouncy feel for better energy return and shock attenuation with each stride. It can also be found in any training shoe from Avia.

A molded removable EVA insole lines the interior bottom of the shoe. It serves as another layer of cushioning that protects the foot from the force of impact. It also keeps the foot comfortable.

The Avia Avi-Tangent employs a synthetic leather upper. Due to the material’s lack of breathability, perforations were added to the heel and side of the toe box to allow the foot to cool off. It has sewn-in synthetic overlays that protect the high-wear areas such as the toe box, the side panels, and the heel.

A traditional lace-up closure keeps the foot locked inside the unit. The padded tongue is lined with mesh to ensure that the inside of the shoe does not get too hot. It also serves as a barrier, preventing the laces from digging into the instep. The tongue has a slot on top where the round laces pass through, so that the tongue will not slide to the sides or scrunch up to the front.

The inside walls of the shoe are lined with a soft mesh. This fabric allows the foot to slide in quickly as well as keep the inside from getting too hot.

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