Asics GEL-ZARACA 5 GS Junior Running Shoes The GEL-Zaraca Grade School Kids’ Shoe is a great everyday running/active shoe for kids. It features a lightweight mesh upper for excellent comfort and breathability, and Rearfoot GEL provides supportive cushioning and shock absorption for growing feet. Mesh Upper Mesh uppers will encase each foot in breathable comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow to create a better, healthier environment for little feet to thrive in. Synthetic overlays surround the foot to increase stability and promote complete lockdown; they help to anchor the wearer to the midsole and reduce in-shoe slippage so that they can enjoy a smooth, distraction-free ride. GEL Midsole A moulded sockliner lies atop a lightweight midsole to supply an extra layer of step-in anatomical comfort. EVA resides underneath; low-profile and resilient, it spares juvenile joints as they leap and land onto hard, unforgiving surfaces. A Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System attenuates shock during heel-strike. Rubber Outsole A solid rubber outsole completes the GEL-Zaraca, providing long-wearing traction across every playground. Flex grooves are etched into the sole, promoting natural foot flexion and encouraging smooth, unhindered strides.