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Avia Avi-Motion Archrocker Mesh Shoes

Make every step count towards your fitness goals with the unique construction of Avia's Avi-Motion™ shoes. Not all toning shoes are created equally, and these are the first biomechanically correct toning shoes that allow your feet to move naturally while still being fashionably comfortable. Incorporating Avia comfort technology, the shoes offer your feet maximum comfort wherever you go - while toning your abs, thighs, glutes, and calves.

The lightweight shoe features low density polyurethane in the heel, promoting muscle activation in your legs, abs and glutes that your other footwear does not. The soft material brings your heel lower to the ground than other footwear and requires you to engage your muscles to move from heel to toe - strengthening with each step.

Whether you are a first-class athlete who walks to recover from an intense workout, a stay-at-home mom who is just starting to exercise again, or a working woman who wants to burn extra calories while running your errands - this is the shoe for you. In addition, if you are in a job that requires you to stand or walk all day, these will allow you to work your calves, thigh, abs and glutes while you are working, and still offer you a comfortable fit that you can truly wear all day without fatigue.

For all-day comfort, Avia's Archrocker midsole provides a smooth heal-to-toe transition while supporting your arch to prevent fatigue. Avia's Cantilever sole at the heel enhances your gait, providing a trampoline-like rebound effect for effortless motion. Flex Grooves in the forefoot midsole allow the shoe to flex with your foot and move as your foot does, for an easy fit. Finished with a removable, antibacterial Ortholite sockliner so you can customize with your own orthotics.

Also available in leather S51271.


  • Low Density Polyurethane: the soft, lightweight material in the heel promotes muscle activation.
  • Cantilever: the basis of all Avia technology, this concave sole under the heel acts like a trampoline to soften impact, stabilize the heel and provide increased energy return.
  • Archrocker: this raised midfoot support area in the midsole promotes a smooth, natural walking gait. Archrocker also supports the arch of the foot, preventing foot fatigue.
  • Flex Grooves: cutaway areas at the forefront of the midsole create a thinner, more flexible sole for better transition off the toe.

    About Avia:
    For over 30 years, Avia has been creating athletic footwear, including their best-selling women's walking and aerobic shoes. It is said that company founder Jerry Stubblefield came up with the company name while on a flight, derived from the Latin term meaning "to fly." Stubblefield invented and patented the Cantilever technology, a concave sole under the heel, which is still in every Avia shoe today. The concave sole acts like a trampoline to soften impact, stabilize the heel and provide increased energy return. Whether you're looking for shoes to suit high-endurance activities or to provide everyday comfort, Avia has a pair to suit your needs.

    Additional Information:
    Made of 85% mesh/15% leather with a rubber outsole and foam insole. Imported.

  • Footwear Terms:

    Arch: On a foot, the part that doesn't touch the ground. On footwear, the part that supports that part of the foot.

    Ballet shoe: A light, heelless or flat-heeled shoe held on the foot by ribbons, featuring a soft upper.

    Bootee: A style that extends slightly higher than the ankle; usually made with a flexible material.

    Built heel: A heel built with layers (or lifts); sometimes used for visual interest.

    Clog: Traditionally, a boot or shoe with a wooden sole; today's styles often have plastic or synthetic soles.

    Construction: Refers to the way a shoe was made; generally the way the sole is attached to the upper.

    Eyelet: A hole used for lacing or a fashion detail.

    Grain leather: Leather with a grain that is distinct enough to be a fashion detail.

    Insole: A light sole that forms the foundation of a shoe.

    Instep: The upper surface of the foot; a consideration when selecting a shoe style.

    Lift: A layer that composes the heel of a shoe; many shoes have multiple lifts.

    Lining: The surface of the upper on the inside of the shoe.

    Loafer: A casual and lightweight slip-on shoe, usually with a small tongue.

    Moccasin: A shoe featuring an upper and sole constructed as one piece, usually made from a flexible material.

    Monk shoe: A shoe with a broad strap that fastens at the instep and features a buckle on the outer side.

    Mule: A slipper or shoe without a back part; held on the foot by the forepart alone.

    Nubuck: Leather hide buffed on the grain side to create a velvety, buttery feel.

    Patent leather: Leather treated to have a shiny finish.

    Platform: An element—plastic, cork, wood, etc.—inserted between the insole and outsold to add height or fashion design.

    Pump: A light, low-heeled dress shoe.

    Quarters: The two pieces of fabric on a shoe that cover the back part of the foot; usually they meet at a back seam and are reinforced.

    Riding boot: Knee-high boot that is pulled on and features a low heel.

    Sandal: Comprised of a sole held on by strips of material over the top of the foot.

    Seat: The part of the shoe that the heel rests on.

    Slide: Generic term for a shoe that is slipped on and not fastened to the foot.

    Sling back: A shoe with a strap that goes from the forepart, around the hollow part of the ankle; usually it's secured by a buckle.

    Spanish heel: A high and narrow tapered heel.

    Stiletto heel: A very narrow fashion heel measuring one centimeter or less across.

    Tie shoe: Generic name for a shoe fastened to the foot with lacing.

    Tongue: A piece of material that covers the instep and fills the gap between the sides of the shoes; protects the instep from the tension of the laces.

    Upper: The part of the shoe that covers the upper surface of the foot; often made from leather, but plastic and cloth are common as well.

    Wedge heel: A heel formed as an extension of the shoe, where the heel and shoe forefront are in contact with the ground throughout the entire length.