The new 2010 Dye Performance Slide Shorts have been designed with the same compression formed responsive air foam as the Performance Top. This unique padding material offers the ultimate in protection and breath ability. We have positioned this new compression formed padding in critical areas to maximize protection, without hindering movement or flexibility. Special hip bone pads have been added to help minimize injuries. A unique padded crotch protector has also been added to protect the most important parts. True elastic waist band allows full stretch evenly around the waist for ultimate comfort.