The GEL-CUMULUS 22 kid's running shoe is designed to help deliver excellent cushioning, while promoting a smooth ride. Constructed with a lightweight mesh upper that generates forefoot support, this shoe also supplies plenty of airflow to keep feet cool and comfortable throughout the day. The GEL technology cushioning in the midsole is met with a layer of EVA foam to supply a combination of comfort and lasting durability. The new last helps create a stronger response during the toe-off stage of the stride, while the outsole's flex grooves generate full-ground contact for a smooth stride.
The 'neutral shoe' or 'cushioning shoe' is equipped without pronation support (the lateral support of the foot). These shoes are therefore suitable for runners who have regular rolling behaviour, i.e. who do not roll their feet inwards or outwards when running. The neutral shoe can be used for competition, for fast training and for long endurance sessions. The damping may vary depending on the application: in order to achieve more direct ground contact during competition, it is advisable to use only a slightly cushioned shoe. When training on hard surfaces or for long distances, more cushioned shoes offer better comfort and protect the joints.