Every once in a while, a new technology comes along that is so different from the existing technology, that it’s hard to believe, until you experience it. Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the British science fiction novelist, inventor, and futurist stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” When we first invented the PORON® XRD® […]
If you have been shopping for athletic apparel over the last several months, you can’t help but notice all the eye-popping colors that range from lime green, hot pink and electric blue to more the exotic orchid and tangerine. Having recently come off our spring/summer ’14 trade show circuit in the US, Europe and Asia, we can confirm that neon will continue to appear in your favorite fitness apparel and footwear brands – many of which will include PORON® Cushioning!
We’re finally beginning to catch our breath from the frenzy of OutDoor Friedrichshafen and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City. Like the holidays, months are spent in preparation for these events, but they go by in the blink of an eye!
ZEMgear Introduces new UJane with PORON® Performance Cushioning at Outdoor Retailer Show: More Shoe. Less You.
The UJane from ZEMgear is a slip-on fashion-athletic style ideal for multi-purpose activities like walking and active leisure. It is designed for the dynamic life-style customer with a passion for true minimal footwear – and the wish for maximum performance cushioning.
Vasque Footwear, one of PORON® Performance Cushioning Partners, is introducing new footwear with PORON Cushioning at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – the Grand Traverse and Pendulum – which will be available for the consumer market this coming spring.
It’s Showtime! New PORON® Shapes and Customer Innovations Introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
Over the next four days, thousands of outdoor industry folks will flock to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. It is THE place to be for exhibitors to present, and retailers to preview the vast array of new Spring/Summer ’14 outdoor products that range from apparel, footwear and accessories, to backpacking, climbing and paddling gear.
The show is also a great gathering place for product developers to check out the many ingredients (textiles, materials and components) used in the innovative XRD 8 fold v3design of these products. That’s where we come in!
Put Your Best Foot Forward: Insole Manufacturer, débé, Offers Insights on Choosing the Right Insole for Your Daily Needs
débé, named for its founder, J. De Beukelaer, has been a key player in the shoe business since 1953. Over its 60 years, débé has grown to become one of the most respected producers of quality insoles in the world, and has successfully kept its production in Deurne near Antwerp, Belgium. Its insole line is marketed under the débé brand name, and the company also specializes in supplying private label insoles and designs worldwide. Goswin Timmermans, Commercial Manager of débé, offers some insights on the growth of “aftermarket” insoles and share tips for selecting the right insole for your needs.
SHIMA®, founded in 2009 in Pulawy, Poland, designs and develops motorcycle gloves to provide the best protection, fit and comfort to enable riders to go beyond. Karol Kalinowski, co-founder and chief designer tells us how SHIMA gloves create a truly New Ride Experience.