Using composite materials in athletic footwear

Our Toray CFRT® (Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic) composite materials are often used in the construction of athletic footwear, such as running shoes, golf shoes, basketball shoes, and football cleats. Our materials are chosen for their durability, light weight, and ability to provide support and stability to the foot.

The advantages of Toray CFRT® composites in footwear: it's durable, light weight & it provides stability

One of the main advantages of using composites in athletic footwear is their durability. Composites are resistant to wear and tear, and can withstand the stresses and impacts of running, jumping, and other high-impact activities. This makes them ideal for use in athletic shoes, where durability is an important factor.

Another advantage of composites is their light weight. Athletic footwear needs to be lightweight in order to allow the athlete to move quickly and easily. Composites are much lighter than traditional materials such as steel or aluminium, which makes them ideal for use in athletic shoes.

In addition to their durability and light weight, composites are also able to provide support and stability to the foot. The reinforcement fibers in composites are strong and stiff, which helps to distribute the forces acting on the foot and prevent the shoe from collapsing or losing its shape. This makes them ideal for use in athletic shoes, where support and stability are crucial for performance.


Applications of composite materials in athletic footwear

Case study: OrthoGolfer Elite®

OrthoGolfer Elite® is the first over-the-counter golf “orthotic” specifically designed to aid players in correcting their stance and perfecting their golf swings: allowing golfers to swing smoother, drive further, and reduce slices.

Toray PMC’s materials were selected for this application to achieve a lightweight, thin profile.

Resources

Biomechanics of the Foot

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Toray CFRT® Footwear Brochure

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Toray CFRT Thermoplastic Laminates in Footwear

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Toray Performance Materials Corporation USA

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