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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: No Step is Too Small

Posted by Janson Erhard on Friday, November 18th, 2016 | No Comments »
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Did you know that consumers value comfort over anything else when purchasing sports shoes and apparel? According to a Statista survey when purchasing sporting goods, such as sports shoes, consumers consider comfort more important than how it fits or how much it costs. I have been researching possible new markets for our PORON® Materials, primarily […]

XRD® Met Guard at the NSC Expo

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, October 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
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The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo was held last week in Anaheim, CA and XRD® Met Guards were there in full force.  As the pioneers of the soft internal met guard, it was great to walk the aisles of the NSC Expo and see XRD Materials all over the place. When XRD Technology was […]

Ground Force Transmission / Reduction in Footwear

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing Out of all the sports, dance classes, and every type of movement under the sun, the second most popular form of exercise in the world is running. Why is that? Many say running is a great stress reliever, it enables them to break free of the daily routine and burn […]

Memory Foam Footwear: An Inside Look at Responsive, Adaptive Comfort

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing You’ve heard of memory foam mattresses, but memory foam in footwear? I had heard and seen the ads many times, but until last week I had never actually believed that these shoes were as comfortable as they claimed to be. Then, a few days ago, I bought my first pair […]

Reshoring: A Rising Phenomenon

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing Take a moment to look around at your surroundings; chances are you’ll see several different objects, maybe things like pens, books, and little trinkets. I’m willing to bet that if you take a closer look at these things you’ll discover that at least one of them was made in a […]

Protecting the Dancer’s Feet: In Search of Safer, Healthier, Longer Dance Careers

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing As a girl who has spent time at a dance studio, I know about the pain that is caused by dance shoes. Dance is a vigorous activity that requires a lot of energy and endurance; the movements and exercises involved can be rough on a dancer’s body, especially their feet. […]

Concussion Rate Among Females Higher than Males

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 1 Comment »
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by Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing, and Dave Sherman, Technical Design Solutions Manager As the sister of two sports-crazed teen boys, I can confirm that getting injured is a common occurrence, and many of these injuries result from hits to the head. My younger brother has had several minor concussions from baseball, soccer, basketball, and other various […]

Innovation and Inspiration Through Partnerships: Preferred Converters

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 | No Comments »
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A significant gap exists between what U.S. companies want to achieve in terms of innovation and what they are able to do, said Adi Alon of Accenture Strategy. A recent survey by Accenture of U.S. company executives showed that 60% said their organizations do not learn from past mistakes, nearly double the 36% who admitted […]