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Fuel your fitness fire at HolabirdSports.com! The ASICS GEL-Fortitude 8 continues as the staple well-cushioned, motion control running shoe. Packed with a variety of stability and comfort-focused technologies like the SpevaFoam™ midsole material and the GEL® technology cushioning systems, these running shoes offer the utmost in stability for the runner who needs it most. Upper: Padded tongue and heel collar enhance comfort. Lace-up front offers an adjustable fit. Synthetic overlays provide lightweight support. Mesh provides breathable flexibility. Midsole: Guidance Trusstic System® integrates Trusstic System® and Guidance Line® for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity. ComforDry™ Sockliner provides cushioning performance and antimicrobial properties for a cooler, drier, healthier environment. SpevaFoam™ Midsole material improves bounce-back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown. Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems attenuate shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allow movement on multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle. Maximum Support Last provides more depth and width throughout the mid- and forefoot to accommodate athletes with higher volume feet or who wear orthotics. Impact Guidance System (I.G.S®) employs linked componentry to enhance the foots natural gait from heel strike to toe-off. Outsole: DuraSponge® out sole is a blown AHAR® rubber compound for enhanced cushioning and durability in the forefoot. Guidance Line® vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency..