Our verdict


Most wearers agreed that the Avia Avi-Union II offers sufficient and lasting comfort when worn over extended periods. While some were satisfied with its traction, others claimed it's unreliable on wet surfaces. Conflicting opinions also emerged about its durability. Some were pleased with it while others were not. Despite the issues, this footwear remains worth looking at for the positive traits it offers.


  • Comfortable for extended periods of use
  • Perfect fit
  • Adequate grip
  • Durable
  • Supportive upper


  • Durability issues
  • Slips on kitchen floors

Who should buy the Avia Avi-Union II

The Avi-Union II from Avia is lightweight and delivers strong traction. It is for walking enthusiasts and workers in wet and slippery conditions. This walking shoe might benefit you if:

  • Work requires you to be on your feet standing or in motion so a shoe comfortable on the foot for several hours is what you need. 
  • You are looking for footwear that has a grease-resistant outsole. 

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Slip-resistant outsole

The Avia Avi-Union II uses an outsole that is constructed with oil and slip-resistant rubber material.

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Its notable tread pattern improves grip during dangerously wet surfaces. It effectively prevents slipping and falling.

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Shock-absorbent midsole

The Avia Avi-Union II utilizes a compression-molded EVA for its midsole. This material has great shock absorption and responsiveness. A soft gel heel unit softens the blow during impact.

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The Cantilever technology further protects the rearfoot area by serving as a trampoline that attenuates shock, facilitates energy return, and adds support.

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The removable sockliner is made from EVA, which keeps the foot protected against impact. It molds to the curves of the underfoot and provides even cushioning.

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The Avia Avi-Union II's upper

The upper of the Avia Avi-Union II is structured with synthetic leather that is more durable compared to most materials. It's covered with the Defender solution by Scotchgard. This cover offers stain- and water-resistance.

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The padded collar and tongue provide a cushioned feel. It also makes the fit more snug.

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Supportive lacing system

The traditional lace-up closure is used for a secure foot lockdown. It also enhances the lateral support through the tightening of the shoelaces.

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