Introducing the Spira Azimuth Leather Lo Women, the first hiking shoe with the unique WaveSpring technology made especially for outdoor enthusiasts. Spira has taken its patented WaveSpring technology that elite runners are using to win races all over the world and incorporated it into a new line of outdoor footwear. The WaveSpring returns up to 96% of energy that would otherwise be lost to the ground and reduces peak impact forces by up to 20%. This women's hiking shoe features a premium nubuck and suede leather combination upper that offers both durability and comfort. Webbing and a metal eyelet lacing system allow for a secure hold and keeps the tongue in place. This Spira hiking shoe has a dual-density EVA sockliner with an air flow system that allows dispersed air from the spring chambers to vent into the shoe, creating a better foot climate. When you're looking for something different and unique in a hiking boot, try on the Spira Azimuth Leather Lo Women!
WaveSpring® returns energy with every step.
Unlike traditional shoe midsoles made primarily of foams, rubber compounds, or polymers, WaveSpring® technology stores and disburses energy with every step. Testing performed at Michigan State University in 2001 reported that 87% - 96% of the energy is returned from the WaveSpring®. This is the highest energy return score for any midsole material ever tested.** As a result, our footwear not only cushions, but returns energy. In a very real sense, the WaveSpring enables you to recycle your own energy!
WaveSpring reduces peak impact forces and prevents injury.
One of the remarkable benefits of the WaveSpring is its ability to reduce peak impact forces by about 20% over traditional midsole materials. When engaged in high impact activity like running or jumping, where peak impact is four to five times body weight, a reduction of 20% is quite significant. It is as if a 200 lb person suddenly weighs 160 lbs for purposes of determining stress on the body. The stress reduction can in turn reduce injury and allow for faster recovery time following vigorous activity.
WaveSpring® is light and compact.
The WaveSpring® is laterally stable, lightweight, compact, and can easily fit into a typical shoe midsole. The technology is in the heel and forefoot of the shoe. As such, it has the appearance of a normal shoe, and does need an elevated platform to provide full function.
WaveSpring® technology will not break down.
Traditional midsole materials work through compression and often breakdown quickly. The WaveSpring® is mechanical. The spring will outlast the shoe. The wearer will have a "new shoe" feel from the first day it is worn to the last!
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