Move Freely Without Jeopardizing Stability
The IDO comes alive with midsole decoupling that changes the behavior of the shoe without jeopardizing stability. The foot, in its natural form, is a completely decoupled structure, it has 26 bones and over 100 ligaments which all move independently of each other.
What decoupling does is when you apply a particular force to the bottom of the shoe it separates so that you have more shoe in contact with the ground when you need it, where you need it. Decoupling on the IDO is nonspecific, so it suits anyone and everyone, no matter your foot shape or function.
Optimum Positioning For Agility
The closer to the ground, the less the penalty. Traditionally the height in the back is usually 30 mm and the front 20 mm, which gives a stack height of 10 mm. The IDO MK1 height in the back is 26 mm and the front 18 mm, with the result of an 8 mm drop which brings the player closer to the pitch.
Engineered Mesh Upper
An engineered mesh upper is the lightest option available without jeopardizing durability or strength for foot lockdown. This upper is noticeably light and breathable and has been designed not to hold water. The IDO-engineered mesh upper offers confidence to the athlete when they push the limits.
Toe Box Shell Protection
To protect the toes from ball impact, a toe box shell protection has been applied in the front. We've tested the toe box to obtain the optimum amount of protection without carrying unnecessary weight.
The grip characteristics of the IDO are unique to the game of field hockey. Running backward, sideways, pivoting, and fast acceleration forward - there is no direction that the cleats don't accommodate. A full contact outsole that offers full confidence in fast-changing directional movements and allows rapid braking.
The IDO is unique because it is built around what's called an anatomical last, in fact, it's the first field hockey shoe to ever be built using an anatomical last. Traditional lasts are flat on the bottom, whereas an anatomical last is completely contoured to the shape of a foot. When that's translated to the shoe, it means you sit in the shoe with full surface contact rather than on top of the flat midsole.