Designed to help young runners go further, the PATRIOT 12 PS shoe features an AMPLIFOAM midsole for a bouncy and cushioned feeling underfoot. The Midsole of the Gel-Patriot 12 contains ASICS' groundbreaking AmpliFoam technology. Designed to work with all 33 joints in the foot, this technology provides soft cushioning constructed a lower density, which protects it from breaking down. The Amplifoam unit which is engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort and platform adaptability ideal for natural running. Lightweight and resilient, Amplifoam spares your joints as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving surfaces. A rubber outsole completes the Patriot 12, supplying durable plus reliable grip across every road or track. The rubber is able to withstand damage from uneven terrain to give you added confidence when out running. In addition to this, the rubber can create a solid bond of friction with a variety of different surfaces, crucial for control as you race around the roads. This will reduce the risk of injury from slipping or rolling your ankle, as you will be held in a firm and upright position. As well as this, mutil-directional grooves also feature on the outsole to further increase traction, as they are strategically placed to assist with acceleration, braking and changes of direction.