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 Emerica G6 Foam. Featured in models such as the Emerica Reynolds, this soft cushioning helps to protect skaters and absorb shock directly underneath the foot. Skateboarders do enough damage to their bodies, there's no reason to beat up your feet too. Emerica G6 Foam ensures that your hardest, most high impact landings won't send tremors up your legs.

What is it? Emerica G6 Foam is a high-rebound foam that is often used in combination with a lighter, stabilizing foam and a rubber outsole. As the top layer, Emerica G6 Foam cushions the foot straight on, allowing skaters to nail big jumps without the fear of losing control. 

How does it work? Emerica G6 Foam is designed to be thin at the toe area to allow for high levels of board control, and then becomes thicker and more cushioned towards the heel for shock absorption. This allows skaters to be smooth and efficient on the ground while also protecting them as they hit the ground. 

Notable products: Emerica Reynolds, Emerica Bryan Herman G6 Code

Bottom line: Cushioning is one of the most important aspects of a skate shoe, and Emerica G6 Foam provides just the right level for high impact skaters.

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