What are EVA soles?
EVA is an artificial or synthetic material. It is a polymer of ethylene (C2H4) and vinyl acetate (CH3CO2CHCH2).
Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sole is a well-known sole in the shoe market. Many brands are using EVA soles for their sneakers. EVA is preferred in sneakers because EVA have rubber-like properties and can also be manufactured into the desired shape.
Ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) has long been used as sports shoe soles because of its low density. Due to low density, EVA is more elastic and flexible. There are lot more information going to be shared related to EVA's sole in this blog.
Advantages of EVA sole
1.EVA soles are lightweight in comparison to rubber or any other sole.
2.Flexibility is a major advantage of EVA soles. Flexibility decreases the chances of crack formation.
3.Due to EVA's being lightweight, manufacturers can add extra thickness to shoe soles to increase cushioning. Thus it has more shock absorption characteristics.
4.EVA sole has low density. And low-density materials have high elasticity.
5.With proper care and maintenance, EVA soles would last as long as 2 years if used too often. This is a good life for sports shoes.
6.In hilly or cold areas chances of crack formation due to cold are high in rubber shoes. But EVA shoes can withstand low temperatures.
7.EVA is an eco-friendly material and can be recycled. This way, EVA will not damage the environment when it’s no longer in use.
Is EVA sole good for running?
Yes, EVA soles are good for running. As explained above EVA soles are more flexible so allow more comfortable foot motion while running.
Extra added cushioning increases EVA sole shock absorption capacity and that's why decreases the chances of getting injured.
Long-distance runs are comfortable in EVA sole's shoes as they are lightweight. Due to being lightweight, runners will feel less tired.
What are some good trending shoes with EVA sole?
There are multiple options available online for shoes with EVA soles. The best suitable option for those living in India will be Panthor, MOJ, and Supperjack. All these articles have EVA sole. Panthor article is slip-on shoes along with EVA sole, thus you will get more comfort in wearing this sports shoe. You can buy these shoes from both offline and online stores.