KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Prince's Wyshbone support shank. Wyshbone helps to deliver the necessary levels of support needed for the quick maneuvers and transitions of tennis.

What is it? The Prince Wyshbone is an injected TPU shank which is implemented into a number of the brand's sneakers. The sturdy and supportive shank delivers stability during lateral movements, and also adds with medial stability. Featured in the Prince T22 sneaker, worn by pros at the U.S. Open, Wyshbone technology provides reliable support and stability with its underfoot placement.

How does it work? Wyshbone technology works by keeping the player's foot stable and secure during quick, rapid transitions. The unique movements of tennis require sneakers that deliver proper lateral support, and Wyshbone is one of many technologies Prince uses to achieve this.

Notable products: Prince T22, Prince T14

Bottom line: Don't get caught on the tennis courts without a properly equipped sneaker. Sneakers with Prince Wyshbone technology deliver the level of support and stability needed for players of any level.

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