Problem foot? Diabetic? The Avara Plus features double depth, extra width with a hook-and-loop strap fastener for easy entry and maximum adjustability. The side panels feature 4-way stretch material, allowing for swelling feet. Fully lined with Outlast® temperature regulating mesh, distributing heat which helps prevent the build up of ‘hot spots’ and assisting circulation. Combined with the tried and true comfort features of the Avara, the Avara Plus is the shoe that fits even the most difficult foot.
'Comfort for hard working feet!'
Available in 'IIFit'
Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) Endorsed
Benefit: Provides sufficient slip resistance to prevent a fall when working on soapy wet tiles.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. SLS (soapy water) solution on ceramic tile test. Slip resistance coefficient only heel contact is > 0.28, and slip resistance coefficient with whole shoe flat contact is > 0.32.
Where is it: Outsole
Benefit: Oil and abrasion resistant
What is it: Specially formulated vulcanized rubber, custom shaped with a tread pattern
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. Longer lasting than other insole materials. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.
What is it: Polyurethane sponge formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support).
Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.
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.
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.
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.
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: Additional heel stability and ‘hold’ around the base of the heel. The Scholar style has an extended heel stabilizer, providing additional medial stability for over-pronators.
What is it: A hardened thermoplastic urethane moulded wedge.
Where is it: Wraps around the base of the upper at the heel, between the upper and the midsole. The flange extends under the thermoplastic heel counter, holding it in place.
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: Reduces the likelihood of the formation of ulcers.
What is it: An upper construction where the lining is like a bag, with no stitching from the upper surface penetrating through the lining.
Where is it: In the upper of the shoe, particularly surrounding the forefoot where the foot flexes and tends to rub against the side of the shoe.
Benefit: Hard wearing and breathable, becoming richer and deeper with wear, molding and adapting to your foot like no other material. Resistant to high temperatures, resistant to tearing, cracking, and peeling. It’s naturally insulating, but also breathable.
What is it: Natural full grain cow hide, tanned and dyed through with authentic techniques. This is the premium grade of leather.
Where is it: On the upper (top part)
Benefit: Proactively manages heat while controlling the production of moisture before it begins. Reduces the effect of the formation of ‘hot spots’ in diabetic feet.
What is it: A textile fabric with Thermocules using phase change technology having the capacity to absorb, store and release moisture in different phases, thus controlling heat.
Where is it: Inside the upper of the shoe. The lining is the part of the upper that is closest to the foot.