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    We Elevate Footwear Technology With Our Material and Design Expertise.

      Today’s consumer is looking for an edge. A shoe that is lighter, or has more energy return, or is slip resistant or has a specific design geared to running a marathon or strolling around the neighborhood. We have the material and design expertise that you need to deliver that type of footwear technology.

    Organic Evo – Footwear Design Contest 2018

    XII edition of the competition called students to design sneakers which represent natural phenomena.

    BASF at Simac Tanning Tech 2019

    Find out about BASF's presentation of new products and innovations at Simac Tanning Tech 2019! Including helpful informations about Ultrasim® which makes it possible to design highly stressed lightweight shanks.

    Young Wild City - Footwear Design Contest 2017

    XI edition of the competition that calls for the creation of a sneaker model to be proposed on a shape and a sole developed especially for the project.

      BASF can deliver high performance footwear materials for all types of shoes and soles – from safety shoes to running shoes to casual shoes. With our portfolio of polyurethane systems, thermoplastic polyurethanes and engineering thermoplastics, we offer you a unique and integrated toolbox of solutions. We not only have material expertise, we have a full understanding of the value chain – from how the foam is produced to how to attach the shoe sole. That knowledge can also help you find new and more cost effective ways to bring your product to market.

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    Innovative Solutions for the Footwear Industry

    Infinergy® Revolutionizes Running Shoes

    The special thing about adidas Boost running shoes is their midsole made of Infinergy ®: It absorbs the foot's impact while jogging and immediately returns the energy to the runner. As soon as the compression from the foot's impact is released, the foam of the shoe's midsole springs instantly back into shape. This is made possible by the distinctive structure of Infinergy ®, the world's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). To make it, BASF foams up TPU granules into highly elastic foam beads: 2,500 of these are then formed into a midsole, creating a novel, highly elastic cushioning system.
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    Infinergy® Revolutionizes Running Shoes

    The special thing about adidas Boost running shoes is their midsole made of Infinergy ®: It absorbs the foot's impact while jogging and immediately returns the energy to the runner. As soon as the compression from the foot's impact is released, the foam of the shoe's midsole springs instantly back into shape. This is made possible by the distinctive structure of Infinergy ®, the world's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). To make it, BASF foams up TPU granules into highly elastic foam beads: 2,500 of these are then formed into a midsole, creating a novel, highly elastic cushioning system.
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    Mashup Generation:

    Footwear Design Contest BASF and Politecnico Calzaturiero
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    Elten Safety Shoe

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    Mashup Generation

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    Explore the Versatility of Polyurethanes in Footwear

    The PURE concept, being the first all PU shoe, was designed to demonstrate the enormous versatility of Polyurethane in Footwear applications, to show BASF's innovation power and know-how and to underline the commitment to the footwear industry.

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