The GEL-CONTENDâ„¢ 7 running shoe provides excellent cushioning for runners seeking a combination of durability and support. Made for those who require more room in their footwear, this model's width is wider for a more accommodating fit. Designed with an engineered mesh upper, this application stretches with the foot's natural motion and creates an excellent fit. The synthetic stitching on the overlays helps create a more supportive foothold. By following a more sustainable design approach, this shoe also uses fewer resources to color the sockliner. The reliable cushioning stems from rearfoot GELÂ® technology, a durable AMPLIFOAMâ„¢ midsole, and an OrthoLiteâ„¢ sockliner that are each designed to improve comfort and provide excellent shock absorption. Following the natural progression of the foot, GUIDANCE LINEâ„¢ technology helps generate a more natural and consistent stride. Additionally, the flex grooves in the outsole increase the shoe's flexibility during your stepâ€”creating a more natural feel from footstrike to toe-off.