PORON Cushioning Blog Blog

PORON Cushioning Blog

Ground Force Transmission / Reduction in Footwear

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | 3 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 […]

When Does Summer “Really” Start?

Posted by Joe Blair on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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“When does Summer really start?” was a question I received from my five year old the other day.  I live in Colorado and my children have been out of school since the end of May.  But according to the calendar, Summer started June 20th and my niece in New York just graduated High School yesterday.  […]

Thomas’s personal challenge with the help of PORON® Vive™ Energy Activated Cushioning insoles

Posted by Stephanie Van Beversluys on Friday, January 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As materials engineers and manufacturers, we’re all about the data.  And we put our PORON technologies to the test with various in-house and 3rd party testing to ensure our quality standards and material specifications are met.  But what matters most is how our products perform when they’re put through the daily use, intense game day […]

Science Gives New Meaning To The Phrase “Runner’s High”: Technology Behind New Insole Material PORON® Vive™ Energy Activated Cushioning

Posted by Christine Matias on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
PORON Vive Cushioning Resilency and Impact Demo

We’ve received a lot of exciting feedback about our latest video demo featuring the newly launched PORON® Vive™ Energy Activated Cushioning. PORON Vive Cushioning offers the footwear industry’s best combination of shock absorption with added energy return, which make it a perfect insole material for athletic footwear including running, court and aerobic shoes. Due to its uniqueness, many have wondered – how did Rogers R&D develop an insole material that is resilient yet cushioning? How does it compare to other PORON formulations used in other athletic gear? Our engineer, Christine Matias, explains how.

Meet Olaf Burgers: Rogers’ PORON® Sales Engineer for European Regions, Mid-East and Africa

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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We are pleased to introduce you to Olaf Burgers, our European-based PORON® Sales Engineer who covers a vast territory that includes areas of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Rogers Corporation! Not only is Olaf passionate about his work with the PORON Cushioning Team, he is also an enthusiastic runner. Given that marathon season is underway, we thought it would be a great time to feature our Q & A with Olaf in our on-going blog series called ‘A look Inside Rogers’.

People “Want It All” When Choosing Their Most Important Feature for Today’s Minimalist Shoe

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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It may be called a “minimalist shoe” but our poll results show that today’s minimalist shoe must contain innovative features and benefits such as protection from the elements, elastic support, thin cushioning, and uncompromising room for the toes…yet still remain stylish.  605 people responded to our recent poll:  “What is the most important thing you […]

Cast Your Vote Today! Two PORON® XRD™ Brand Partners Nominated for ISPO BrandNew Awards!

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

‘Tis the start of another winter season and we’ll be honest, the cold chill around us causes mixed emotions to the Rogers team in New England!  But we try to look on the bright side and new seasons also bring exciting new innovations to the market and winter trade shows to spotlight these styles! The […]

Runners Turn to Online Sources to Find the Most Reliable Information on Running Shoes

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

We recently conducted a Facebook promotion and poll asking participants where they find the most reliable information on running shoes. Of of the 450 people who responded: 26% answered that they found their most reliable informaiton online, 17% from friends, 15% from brand websites, 14% specailty retail stores, 12% word of mouth, 9% from running publications, 7% […]