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Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate

For those unfamiliar with barefoot running, the concept is that by stripping away the extra cushioning and freeing your toes from the confines of traditional shoes — or “foot coffins,” as barefoot proponents call them — you allow your foot to move more naturally. This develops all of your foot’s micro-muscles while enhancing dexterity and proprioception. Tyler Allan, Vibram’s sole factor lead, explained that overly cushioned shoes suppress the foot’s natural functioning. “Your feet are so complex,” Allen said. “It’s 33 joints in each foot. There are hundreds of ligaments and muscles and tendons. A quarter of your bones are in your feet. So we have really, really complex feet that work really well for our anatomy and our bodies. When we mask that and we put lots of cushioning and all sorts of stuff, you take a lot of that away.”

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Reebok’s Robotic Sneaker Factory, 3D-Printed Shoes

On OCT 21, 2016, Sportswear firm Reebok International has unveiled a new manufacturing innovation that it says could fundamentally change the process and speed of footwear creation by eliminating the need for conventional moulds. This indicates new method to manufacture shoes without molds opening up new possibilities. The footwear industry hasn’t changed dramatically from a manufacturing standpoint over the past 30 years, however, this innovation seems long-term but technologically possible approach.

EXTRAORDINARY FUTURE OF SHOES

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike. Two years ago, Nike and Adidas released their first knitted running. Both Nike and Adidas fully intend the new technology to apply to lifestyle footwear, not just athletics, and smaller companies are already adopting the designs.

Footwear functionalized at nanoscale!

As part of the footwear research and technological innovation, Portuguese Footwear Research Centre (CTCP) shows the way of emerging innovative product concepts that directed to market segments with requirements in health, wellbeing, safety, sustainability etc. These new products are produced using nanomaterials and biomaterials. In this presentation, equipments and processes of nanotechnologies are illustrated in details ensuring human safety and environmental sustainability.

Polyurethane Soles: Innovation, Ecology, Cost Saving

Disposal of drums in charge of the user are becoming more and more expensive with the present regulations on environment protection, which follows production costs on the rise as is increasing the price of the material. However, good news is CO.ME.T, producing industrial installations since 1970, has developed innovative storage systems that are actually complete systems specifically designed for PU.

Facts & Myths surrounding the Leather Supply Chain

Facts & Myths surrounding the Leather Supply Chain discuses general myths and facts and way out of Supply Chain

Enzyme-assisted Vegetable Tanning using bovine hide powder

Enzyme-assisted Vegetable Tanning using bovine hide powder gives clear idea how to tann using bovine hide powder

New Chrome VI Legislation

New Chrome VI Legislation clears the requirements for Cr VI, chromium VI, and chromium in Leather in details.

Sustainable Leather Manufacturing

Sustainable Leather Manufacturing provides ideas to maximize customer and shareholder value through leading sustainable manufacturing practices, continuous innovation and outstanding service.

Tienkang 2-color Mixing Fashion

Tien Kang is persistent with sincerity and profession on advancing technology, enlarging scope of products, and integrating the global service to upgrade reliability and performance of machines continuously. As result of constant efforts, Tien Kang has been receiving great appreciation and respect worldwide from customers as well as competitors.

Sustainability in the leather supply chain

In this research report Ernst & Young assesses the sustainability issue in the leather supply chain with a focus on the effects/risks and relevant trade flows for different companies. The research consists of three parts. Part one addresses the main trade flows and trends in the leather supply chain. Part two describes the main processes used in the different phases of the supply chain and outlines the global sustainability issues that occur. Part three identfies which of the global sustainability issues occur in ten selected countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, CHina, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Uruguay and Egypt. The research was conducted for MVO Netherland from December 2012 to 2013.