Graphene at the Forefront of a Sports Revolution

graphene, sports, footwear

A University of Manchester partnership is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with experts

British sportswear brand inov-8 has teamed up with The University of Manchester to become the first-ever company to incorporate graphene into running and fitness shoes.

Laboratory tests have shown that the rubber outsoles of these shoes, new to market in 2018, are stronger, more stretchy and more resistant to wear.

Graphene is the thinnest material on earth and is 200 times stronger than steel. First isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004, it’s the world’s first two-dimensional material at just one-atom thick and has the potential to revolutionize many areas of technology.

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Source: phys.org

 

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