The Skechers Elite Flex features a flexible outsole that moves and bends along with the foot during workouts. It has an articulated design at the sides that further improves flexibility. It also has strong gripping properties that promote a secure foothold on various types of surfaces. It cushions the foot and absorbs shock. The Elite Flex technology is utilized in the midsole. It is made to be just as flexible as the outsole while protecting the foot from impact and giving a bounce to each step. It employs an almost seamless flat knit mesh fabric for ventilation. It has a high apex front and heel to prevent unwanted heel slippage. The sides are reinforced by smooth panel overlays for durability and lateral support. These panels also serve as ventilation to allow air to circulate throughout the foot chamber.