The Future of the Running Shoes

It seems that the sports industry never stops working in new materials to offer the athlete the best performance. In this line, the Dr. k. Spoonercommented that new trends are reflected in two concepts: smart materials and eco-friendly materials. We will present two examples:

Non-Newtonian materials are breaking into the sports scene with great force. Your application comes from the hand of any firm as Gel d3o™, which is already marketed for different purposes, which include, among many, protections for sports (snowboarding, motorcycling, Ski) impact-threatening and not, for sports footwear and Running in particular, by placing this material in heel and forefoot or all parts midsole it and also attached to pieces of EVA , as they offer a very high absorption component.

But… do they have special these smart materials? Because they are Newtonian fluids when stress or force applied is small, but if a voltage is applied intense in a short space of time, the material increases its viscosity”(1), i.e., varying its physical properties depending on the type of load that receives, behaving with increased stiffness or strength with higher loads on the intensity of the (stronger impact faster), demonstrating a non linear mechanical behavior. In addition it is a flexible and breathable, material which has great versatility in their applications, as we have already mentioned.

On the other hand, some organic materials being developed for the raising is Polylactic acid, biodegradable polymer (although not completely, since fossil fuels are used for the process of harvesting these plants starched-corn, sugar beet and wheat-but always lower, around 20%-50% less than those derived from petroleum).

There are 4 types, of which “the polymer 4041D and the 4031D are oriented biaxially, which gives some characteristics of stability against high temperatures (up to 130°and 150°C respectively) offering excellent front torsion properties” (2).

It is very resistant to moisture and fat, has a modulus similar to polyethylene, but lower density: “has mechanical properties in the same range of petrochemicals polymers, with the exception of a low elongation. (…) It can be as hard as the acrylic or as soft as polyethylene, like polystyrene rigid or flexible as an elastomer. It can also be formulated to give a variety of resistances”(3)

It is also very versatile: packaged, textile (fabric shirts), medical (ortheses, implants) and pharmaceutical industries, including engineering, mixture of this material with ABS plastics. Who knows if it is down this road where is developing its application in Running shoes.

We are proving that science and technology have a researcher developing so fast and effective and for sport (something athletes from pearls to choose perfect complements to our biological machine, the human body) that while we wait to receive information about new trends in the future, this already comes as the present fashion according to animalerts.com.

A greeting Runners!

References

(1) Non-Newtonian fluids in popular science

(2) polylactic acid

(3) TextosCientificos.com polylactic acid (PLA)

US and Canadian skiers get smart armour

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Fernando Martín Herrero·Lcdo. CC de la Actividad Física y Deportes

Entrenador Personal Especializando en Biomecánica del Ejercicio

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