They're ASSOS, so the H. mille_S7 Shorts still use the exact same high quality materials and technologies as their higher level shorts. However to offer great value Assos have designed them with a simpler construction. The wide elastic waist bands and leg grippers give great comfort without irritation. Simply a fabulous pair of shorts. ASSOS waffle seat padIt's the ASSOS solution for the insert next-to-skin 3-layer fabric. First introduced on _s5 and now further perfected for _s7: Instead of using a monolithic linear foam as the middle layer, _s7 is equipped with a perforated foam. Read more… Reduction in weight and increase in breathability as a result. Beware of imitations! AEPD (Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design) ergonomic cutASSOS use their extensive knowledge, experience and philosophy and apply that to tailoring garments to function in the cyclist's position. ASSOS garments contour to your body, protecting it without applying pressure, when you are on your bicycle. High-tech fabrics are useless if cut badly! AEPD combined with specially developed ASSOS textiles optimizes muscle compression, reduces muscle fatigue and increases endurance.