The Asics Youth Boy's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes have cushioning to support young feet and help kids run further. The EVA midsole and molded internal heel counter provide stability, while the athletic mesh in the upper and insole helps air flow in and out. Extra support for the feet comes courtesy of the EVA sockliner. And, however tough your kids are on shoes, the CONTEND™ GS model is built to last with its sturdy molded rubber outsole. A great-looking shoe is important for kids and the CONTEND™ GS model certainly scores sporty style points - as well as providing excellent comfort and support.