Adidas' Solarboost Running Shoes Are Inspired By NASA Tech
Called Solarboost, the new trainers are focused on high-performance and are a lightweight running shoe created using what the firm is claiming its "best innovations".
The NASA influenced tech comes in the form of Adidas' Tailored Fibre Placement technology, which lays down fibers which feature Parley material content, meaning every single millimeter of the shoe is precisely stitched and constructed. The result is that they are super comfortable, fit better and support in a lightweight form so runners can move confidently at any speed or distance.
Chris Ekman, Senior Product Manager at Adidas Running, said: “We knew it was time to challenge the status quo of a performance running shoe. To create a lightweight, supportive and comfortable silhouette for every runner, we took inspiration from the automotive and aerospace industries and discovered Tailored Fibre Placement, a precision manufacturing technology that allowed us to stitch materials together more precisely than ever before.
"We combined this with an updated Energy rail and optimized Boost for a more efficient take-off. In pioneering the use of Tailored Fibre Placement within the running footwear industry, we were able to engineer the most technical running silhouette ever created by Adidas Running.”
They weigh just 295g, and thus the new silhouette is 15g lighter than the previous Energy Boost shoe, a lighter weight which is said benefit running speeds and comfort.
The Solarboost shoes will set you back £139.95 and are available online and in select Adidas stores in U.S. and Europe.