In the UK, we presented the eternal sneakers with soles graphene
Any shoes, especially sports, quickly wear out. Moreover, the material of construction of the sole, is not so important. Rubber or even installed metal taps sooner or later come into disrepair. But what happens if you use one of the strongest materials on the planet, in the manufacture of graphene soles? According to the editorial office Phys.org, receive practical eternal sneakers.
to work on innovative footwear of the future united English sports brand Inov-8 and scientists from the University of Manchester. Recall that graphene - a special material thickness of only 1 carbon atom, resulting in even 2004 year. For his discovery of the scientists, even the Nobel Prize. So, in recent years, this material is increasingly being used in various spheres of life. Moreover, the use of graphene is not limited to scientific research: it is used in the design of cars, airplanes, and some designers have used a unique material in the manufacture of garments.
But back to the "graphene sneakers." The British company Inov-8 shoes presented on graphene sole G-Series. When added to a standard for rubber soles graphene shoe strength is increased by 50%. It becomes more elastic and more resistant to wear. Innovative sneakers are planned for launch in 2018. As stated by Dr. Aravind Vidzhayaraghavan of Manchester University,
"Graphene can bend, stretch and fold without fear of damage. Our unique technology allows you to create shoes that are 2 times stronger than usual. Enriched graphene rubber can better adhere to all surfaces. It is a revolutionary product that will have a huge impact on the market of sports shoes. In addition, the graphene layer with time can be reduced, further prolonging the life of the shoe. "