The GEL-CONTEND 7 running shoe provides excellent cushioning for runners seeking a combination of durability and support.
Designed with an engineered mesh upper, this application stretches with the foot's natural motion and creates an excellent fit. The synthetic stitching on the overlays helps create a more supportive foothold. By following a more sustainable design approach, this shoe also uses fewer resources to color the sockliner.
The reliable cushioning stems from rearfoot GEL technology, a durable AMPLIFOAM midsole, and an OrthoLite sockliner that are each designed to improve comfort and provide excellent shock absorption. Following the natural progression of the foot, GUIDANCE LINE technology helps generate a more natural and consistent stride. Additionally, the flex grooves in the outsole increase the shoe's flexibility during your step—creating a more natural feel from footstrike to toe-off.
Foot typeHigh arches
Push OffThe pressure is on smaller toes on outside of foot.
How your foot contacts the groundThe outer side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with little or no normal pronation, causing a large transmission of shock through the lower leg.
Foot typeNormal size arches
Push OffThere is even distribution from the front of the foot.
How your foot contacts the groundThe foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight.
GEL Cushioning System
Provides excellent shock absorption
Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
This lasting material features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
ENGINEERED MESH UPPER
Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.