AVIA Men's A9997M Walking Shoe,Brown,10 W US

4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

Size: 10 2E US
Color: Brown
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  • Mesh and leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Avia A9997M-TEX El Moro Toner
  • Leather, Synthetic, and Mesh Upper
  • Rubber Sole
  • Lace Up
  • Walking Shoe

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Product Description

Avia Men's A9997M-TEX El Moro Toner Walking Shoe. Featuring Avi-Motion Technology and a leather, synthetic, and mesh upper with a rubber outsole.

In 1979, AVIA was founded on a passion to provide footwear for serious athletes. As technology advanced so did AVIA, developing innovative shoe designs that revolutionized athletic footwear. With designs such as the Cantilever heel, the Anatomical Cradle and Fom Technology, AVIA proved to be passionate, progressive, and at the top of the game. Today, the company continues to lead the performance training movement and further its dedication to endurance sports performance.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • ASIN: B003VWBR7O
  • Item model number: A9997M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 24, 2013
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,581 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
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    Where the front of the dark heel wedges in the shoes end, the light, firmer, tan midsole begins. It is at this point that you can feel a distinct rocking effect. The Skechers have almost none of this because their wedge is much longer towards the front of the shoe.

    The other thing about these shoes is that they have a tough flexible plastic "energy wedge" [my term] that is embedded in the heel. These are supposed to absorb the heel-strike energy and then help the heel rebound by returning the energy as the heels lift off.

    Avia calls this it's "Shear Cantilever® System" and it may allow these shoes' heels to last longer than the Skechers because all the Skechers have is the outsole and then the pillow soft "Kinetic Wedge". It's my impression that the softer Kinetic Wedge in the heel will break down faster than the tough-looking Avia Shear Cantilever system but this is just an impression.

    The Skecher is very comfortable from the outset while the Avia is more ridged feeling (more stable actually) so the Avia rocking motion is very "directed" forward while the Skecher is less fussy about which direction you move (including side-to-side).

    The other thing about the Shape-Ups XT is that the width of the outsole, moving forward towards the front of the shoe, is about 1/4" narrower than the Avia. And the tread is more aggressive, and is broken by areas that allow the foot to flex a bit more as it travels forward (Avia calls these "Forefoot flex grooves" that allow for natural Dorsi flexion".

    Also:

    (1) this shoe is distinctly lighter in weight than the Skechers.

    (2) it does not have a nylon loop lacing system like the Skechers; using the traditional lacing holes instead.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Taupe/Dark Brown/ black Verified Purchase
    found this shoe locally and they only had my size, but it seemed a little tight. after wearing for a couple days I was no longer bothered by my plantar fasciitis (?sp) which has been bothering me for two years! I ordered this pair 1/2 size larger than I would normally wear and they fit and feel great. I haven't been able to wear anything else since I got these shoes. I think they are also helping a recent knee issue, but I haven't really been giving the knees much of a chance to recover.

    These shoes make me feel like I'm only now walking and running using a form that will not harm me. They feel very natural. Much better than the Sketchers I tried in the store.

    Highly recommonded!
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    Size: 8.5 D(M) USColor: Taupe/Dark Brown/ black Verified Purchase
    My husband recently bought a pair of these at a local retailer and they were great for his feet. He injured his left foot two years ago and all his visits to podiatrists were no help. This is the first shoe which he has been able to wear all day with NO discomfort. They have an arch support which is both high and larger front-to-back than usual and as a result all stress on his toe joints has been relieved, with most of his weight supported by the arch. He tried other brands of "Toners" but no others gave him this result. I searched locally for more pairs but found them on Amazon for even better price! Wish I could find more colors!
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Taupe/Dark Brown/ black Verified Purchase
    As you can see, this is not your WHITE tennis shoe; the light brown top is punctured (wrong word?) with a lot of small holes to allow air breathing which keeps the shoe cooler in the summer (ok, year round). The top material is supple and soft to the touch; it feels more "natural" than the usual artificial tops on a lot of shoes these days. The shoe also has excellent padding, and is reasonably wide for a standard size (I'm older and my feet have flattened out somewhat, so I often cannot where a medium anymore unless it is a wide medium). The soles grip well and appear to be well made and should hold up for quite a while. My only mild criticism is the shoe laces; for some reason, they are tend to come undown unless you double tie them. I play table tennis and numerous times during games I would have to stop a retie one or the other. The simple solution is to double knot them. The laces seem well made and strong, just perhaps too slick that the knot doesn't hold. Overall, these AVIA shoes are well made, cheap for a pair of this quality, and enjoyable to walk and play in. As to the toner part, I don't think it makes that much difference, one way or another. The first time or two you put the shoe on, you notice it doesn't feel quite right (your foot says there is somewhat odd or different here), but after that, it seems your foot just adapts to the slightly weird configuration of the shoe. Hey, this is my third pair of the AVIA motion toners (the other two were white), and I have not noticed any real major differences in wearing them. I have recently read that some have criticized these type of shoes as tending to lead to more foot injuries, but I have personally not found this to be the case.Read more ›
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    This is the best walking shoe I've ever purchased! I suffer from Flat Feet, My AVIA 9997's takes all the pain away, as it strengthens tones and allows me to correct my posture.
    Now I have Happy Feet! I Highly recommend you purchase yours today!
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