Apex Max 3 delivers maximum cushioning and comfort. It features a slender look in the forefoot, a formal block heel and leather lining.
'Sports Shoes in Disguise'
Kids don’t walk they run… At Ascent we understand kids are hard on their school shoes, that is why we have a 6 month rubber outsole guarantee.
Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) and Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Endorsed
Benefit: Hardest wearing material enhancing the durability and longevity of the shoe. Excellent traction between the shoe and the ground. Non-marking.
What is it: Specially formulated vulcanized rubber.
Where is it: On the bottom of the shoe where it contacts the ground.
Benefit: Arch support insole with increased arch support and more cushioning. Longer lasting than other insole materials. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.
What is it: Polyurethane sponge formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support).
Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.
Benefit: Provides great energy return over a long period, so that the spring stays in your step no matter how far you walk or run.
What is it: Bouncy elastic sponge material.
Where is it: Mostly used in the midsole (for a limited number of styles), or the insole.
Benefit: Soft, lightweight cushioning that absorbs impact shock.
What is it: ethylene-vinyl acetate
Where is it: The midsole of the shoe, which is the part under the foot, between the outsole and the upper.
Benefit: Cushions and absorbs shock that over time causes bone and muscle trauma.
What is it: Specially formulated long lasting, soft foam material
Where is it: Typically placed within the midsole of the shoe underneath the foot, in the heel and forefoot areas.
Benefit: Cushions and protects the area directly underneath the foot. Assists in keeping the foot cool, and controlling sweat. Anti-bacterial, controlling odor.
What is it: Open cell soft urethane foam.
Where is it: Used in insoles or directly underneath the insole (inside the shoe), and is full length from toe to heel.
Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot, and prevents the shoe from bending in the wrong place (in the middle of the shoe). The shoe should naturally bend across the joints in the forefoot region.
What is it: A hardened nylon piece.
Where is it: Placed internally (in the sole) in the arch area of the shoe.
Benefit: Supports the ankle and holds the heel firmly in place, providing excellent stability when the foot first strikes the ground. A firm heel counter is essential for fundamental support and stability.
What is it: Rigid plastic material that is shaped to match the contours of your heel.
Where is it: Inside the upper part of the shoe, surrounding the back and sides of the heel.
Benefit: Have you had black shoes that have scuffed the surface and a grey colour shows through? DOUBLE BLACK leather prevents this. Surface scuffs are invisible with DOUBLE BLACK. Full grain leather is hard wearing and breathable, becoming richer and deeper with wear, molding and adapting to your foot like no other material. Resistant to high temperatures, resistant to tearing, cracking, and peeling. It’s naturally insulating, but also breathable.
What is it: Specially dyed fully black all the way through from the surface to the back of the leather. Natural full grain cow hide, tanned and dyed through with authentic techniques. This is the premium grade of leather.
Where is it: On the upper (top part), particularly around the toe area of our black leather shoes.
Benefit: Dramatically increases the longevity of the shoelace.
What is it: Normally the shoelace has a plastic sheath surrounding the end of it. However, this typically splits, cracks and falls off, leaving a frayed shoelace. The Fusion Aglet fuses the actual threads within the lace together, negating the likelihood of the tips fraying.
Where is it: An Aglet is the tip of the shoelace.