Technically referred to as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, EVA is an elastomeric polymer that is rubber-like in softness and flexibility. It is a commonly used material for sock liners, midsoles, outsoles, and even entire footwear.
EVA is incredibly lightweight and offers one of the best shock absorbing properties on the planet, which is why almost every major top line brand uses it for their shoes. Due to the combination of features like lightness, incredible flexibility, elasticity and excellent coloring, EVA is a winner for outsoles expecting heavy usage.
EVA comprises of thousands of small bubbles that are joined together, making it incredibly lightweight. EVA soles provide long-lasting comfort, stability, and ease of wear.
EVA is one of the best shock absorption materials available today. Thus, most famous athletic brands use EVA in their shoe soles to get a good combination of shock absorption and lightness. EVA soles are anti-vibrant, providing tensile strength and cushioning with high toughness. They absorb the step impact and provide incredible comfort, bouncing as you walk.
EVA is a soft and flexible material, which means that it can easily bend with the foot and allow for natural movement.
The traction provided by EVA is usually determined by the pattern on the outsole. Grooved EVA soles with zigzags, patterns, and textures ensure an adequate grip on the floor and optimal slip resistance.
EVA is water-resistant, making your footwear ideal for use outdoors, even in rain and snow. Note though, that the leather upper is not waterproof and entails proper care if gotten wet. See care instructions here.
EVA is an extremely elastic material that can be processed like other thermoplastics. The material has low-temperature toughness, stress-crack and UV radiation resistance, making it long-lasting.
EVA is used by almost every major top line athletic shoe brand due to its incredible features like lightness, flexibility, and shock absorption. What's amazing is that when paired with premium leather upper, you get the best of classic style and comfort.