|Date: July 2012|
Impranil® coating opens the door to innovations in adidas running shoes and sportswear
Like a second skin
Athletes benefit from Bayer solutions
The new “adipure” line of training shoes from adidas supports natural running through a rolling motion over the metatarsus and forefoot. The shoe owes its unique properties not the least to materials from Bayer MaterialScience.
The textile coating based on a polyurethane dispersion braces the foot but also offers it enough freedom to stretch. Ambitious athletes appreciate the shoe, using them for their training.
A particular feature of the shoe is its upper material made from raw materials from Bayer MaterialScience. It envelops the foot seamlessly like a second skin.
Not only for soccer players: Screen-printed coatings based on Impranil® are also used as highly elastic bands in the latest adidas jerseys with TECHFIT™ PowerWeb technology. When the bands are stretched in competition, the material briefly stores the energy of an athlete’s movement, which would normally be lost, and converts it into increased speed and power.