Defender 3

Colour: Black, SKU: 129364

Male/Senior: $139.99

Tri-density midsole and TPU stabiliser for unrivalled stability and cushioning.

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.

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Endorsed

Endorsements

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Endorsement

Outsole

  • 6 Month Outsole Guarantee

    Benefit: Confidence that the perpetual rubber outsole will hold up to the toughest school activities.

    What is it: Guarantee that the outsole will not wear through to the midsole within 6 months of purchase date.

    Where is it: On the bottom of the shoe where it contacts the ground.

  • Perpetual Rubber™

    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.

Cushioning

  • Arch Support Insole (BUNGEE)

    Benefit: Arch support insole with increased arch support and more cushioning. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.

    What is it: Specially formulated BUNGEE foam formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support). Holes distributed from the forefoot and around the arch, combined with channels moulded into the bottom of the insole promote airflow.

    Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.

  • EVA

    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.

  • INSULON®

    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.

Stability

  • CRIB™ Midfoot Stabiliser

    Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot (midfoot), and reduces stress on the ligaments that often cause fatigue and pain.

    What is it: Hard, moulded thermoplastic (TPU or Nylon) or hardened rubber.

    Where is it: Midfoot region of the outsole of the shoe.

  • Nylon Shank

    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.

  • TR ExoFrame

    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: Thermal Rubber 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.

Upper

  • Action Leather

    Benefit: Natural feeling leather with added durability and water resistance.

    What is it: Natural cowhide split leather with a PU surface coating for durability and water resistance.

    Where is it: On the upper (top part)

  • tuf+™

    Benefit: Hard wearing and resistant to scuffing

    What is it: Abrasion resistant layer on the surface of synthetic leather.

    Where is it: Around the front of the upper.

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