Footwear

Harken Sport: Footwear Technology

1/1/2011

Vortex-Sole150x360Harken's One-Way Drainage System: 
A full-length 9-point drainage system drains water away from the foot through a series of internal channels in the sole. Our one-way system prevents water and debris from reentering the shoe through the drainage ports.

Harken's Radial Traction Zones: 
The full 360-degree pattern of siping allows siping flexion of the sole in all directions. This pattern is placed under the 3 main pressure zones of your foot to give each area independent traction. Used in combination with a special rubber compound, traction is greatly increased.

Siping: 
Siping is the process of cutting or molding small slits or grooves into the shoe sole. The sipes spread on contact with the deck, expelling water for superior traction. Escape channels push water out through the exit rim of the sole, providing additional drainage. As opposed to linear sipe patterns, our radial siping grips in all directions.

Antibacterial Silver-Woven Footbed:
Silver's inherent properties neutralize odor causing bacteria. Unlike spray-on finishes that wash away, silver threads woven into the insole reduce odor for the lifetime of your shoe.

Rubber outsole, laminated nylon mesh, full-length eva midsoleFull-Length EVA Midsole:
Compression-molded midsole cushions the foot, knees, and back to reduce fatigue.

Integrated Neoprene Collar:
Stretch collar replaces shoe tongue for a quick, comfortable fit.

Lace Protector: 
Neoprene cover retains lace ends to prevent snagging. 

Quick-Drying Materials: 
Synthetic materials manage moisture by dispersing it over a large surface area to dry. Low-absorption layered mesh increases air circulation for a cool, dry foot.

UV-Treated Materials: 
Sole and upper materials are UV-protected to minimize discoloration and prevent the sole from hardening.

Stabilization Track: 
Controls ankle and foot rotation while maintaining freedom of movement by providing increased deck contact. Our wider toe box further stabilizes the shoe.

Pronation Control: 
Active arch support and the molded heel cup stabilize the foot and provide exceptional support for overpronators (people who roll the foot inward or outward).

Metatarsal Support:
Helps balance and reduces fatigue by slightly lifting the ball of the foot, allowing the toes to spread naturally.

Toe Box: 
A properly-shaped toe box (forefront part of the shoe) aids in metatarsal support, stability and comfort.

Active Arch Support: 
Support under the arch of your foot reduces strain on the plantar fascia, heel, back and knees.

Plantar Fascia: 
Improper support of the plantar fascia tissue that runs the span of the arch often leads to discomfort. Proper arch support can alleviate this condition.

Molded Heel Cup: 
Stabilizes and centers the heel.
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