The Gel-Venture 9 has been modified to provide better cushioning. Its materials have been strategically designed for when youre shifting from the outdoors to city streets.? The midsole has been modified with AMPLIFOAM cushioning and a higher stack height. When combined with the rearfoot GEL technology, these features help create a softer and more comfortable feel underfoot.? Meanwhile, the outsole features an advanced traction pattern thats functional for the road and trail surfaces.