A tough but versatile day hiker for both the bush and around town. The Creed 3 has a plush yet supportive feel underfoot with a moisture-wicking lining to ensure you arrive in comfort, whatever your destination.
Benefit: Aggressive outsole tread, ideal for use on trails and loose terrain.
What is it: Lugged rubber outsole grips and holds well on grass, rock and rough surfaces.
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. 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.
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: On the top layer of the midsole.
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: A system of technologies combining to enhance gait efficiency and reduce fatigue to the foot and lower limbs.
What is it: Firm, lightweight sculpted EVA cradle, Full length BUNGEE cushioning and a thermoplastic heel stabiliser.
Where is it: The midsole of the shoe, which is the part under the foot, between the outsole and the upper.
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: Rugged full grain leather that is durable.
What is it: Waxy full grain leather that is naturally water resistant.
Where is it: Upper