The updated Karhu Strong 5 running shoes are even more supportive and cushioned for the training-focused stability runner. With a stable landing platform, you'll experience maximum comfort. A new, directly-placed full-length fulcrum guides the foot completely through the gait cycle.Upper: Padded heel counter provides a plush step-in feel. Synthetic suede M-logo integrated into the lacing system offers structured support. Medial support sidewall overlay on the fulcrum provides reinforced stability.Midsole: Textured synthetic wicking and ventilating liner. Directly placed, asymmetrical, compression-molded full-length fulcrum guides the foot completely through the gait cycle. Precision engineered compression molded EVA midsole delivers the most cushioned ride. Removable insole. Outsole: Welded reinforced heel, midfoot and toe tip offer continuous guidance. Blown rubber forefoot and compression molded rubber heel.