The Gear Junkie: ‘Graphene’ Coming To Trail Shoes Next Year
Imagine a material that is only one atom thick but 200 times stronger than steel. That is graphene, a wonder product revolutionizing everything from skis to race cars.
This month, for the first time, a company put it into footwear. In 2018, your trail-running shoes might have traces of the magic material.
British brand Inov-8 announced a line of shoes that have soles infused with graphene.
The company calls its treaded rubber “graphene-enhanced,” and it’s touted to flex and grip to all surfaces more effectively.
Inov-8 is a longtime favorite shoe brand for me. The small company has always bucked common convention, including “barefoot-style” runners and off-trail footwear with thin soles and exaggerated, spikey rubber tread.
For more on this product, visit https://gearjunkie.com/. Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.
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