Below is the anatomy of a sandal:
The midsole is found in shoes, too, and I think that they serve the same purpose.
Question: What are the properties that should exist in a midsole for daily casual wearer?
What I have done so far:
I think the perfect daily casual midsole must have these properties:
- Should be flexible and maintain its flexibility despite water, salt, sun (UV).
- Should protect the feet from sharp objects, such as small rock pieces.
- Should be lightweight.
The best choices for mid/out-soles that I found so far seem to be:
- EVA foam.
- Synthetic rubber (used in tires). This is perhaps more suitable for outsoles (part facing the ground).
Looking forward to hear your properties.