The Ryan & O'Donnell pump features a full shock absorbing "soft gel" cushioned insole. The "soft gel" cushion is a revolutionary shock material that still alows the dancer to feel the floor but adds the esssential protection and desired comfort that you expect from a performance sports pump. Perforations throughout the gel layer increase the breathability and help with wicking. There is a layer of shock dispersing Noene surrounding the actual toe area, giving protection to the area that requires it the most. The pumps have a quality grained soft leather finish and have been made using an arch support last to accentuate the point whilst giving arch hugging profile supporr. The pump has a split suede sole finish for maximum flexibility. There are extra eyelets at the ankle for better support and fit around the heel.