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Sof Sole® Utilizes SKYDEX's TPU-based Shock Absorbing Technology for its Insoles

SpecialChem / Aug 23, 2011

Sof Sole®, one of the leading footbed, hosiery and shoe accessory brands, has announced a partnership with SKYDEX Technologies, Inc. one of the leading innovators of technologies that mitigate shock, vibration and energy forces for military and commercial applications to incorporate SKYDEX's patented shock absorbing technology in Sof Sole's line of performance insoles.

SKYDEX will partner with Sof Sole by licensing its patented geometric twin-hemisphere technology for use in the Sof Airr® line of performance insoles. The SKYDEX thermoplastic polyurethane solution has proven far more effective and far more resilient than foam products in a wide array of applications that require impact mitigation. The technology is primarily used in products that provide head to toe protection of troops and military equipment, but is also used in athletic footwear and other commercial applications.

"With Sof Sole's heritage of incorporating the best technology in our performance insoles, SKYDEX' innovative solutions for compact and lightweight shock absorption will help Sof Sole advance to the next level." said Seth Richards, CEO of Sof Sole parent company Implus.

"The origin of SKYDEX is in the athletic shoe industry and our technology has helped shoemakers win a number of awards for their products," said SKYDEX President and CEO Mike Buchen. "We believe the partnership with Sof Sole is a natural application of our technology and look forward to working with them."

About Skydex

SKYDEX, a privately held technology company headquartered in Denver, is one of the industry leaders in developing protective materials that mitigate shock, vibration and/or energy forces for the most demanding military and commercial uses. Their technologically advanced innovations include blast-mitigating flooring for combat vehicles, padding for military helmets, vibration-attenuating seating for both ground vehicles and helicopters, and shock absorbing decking for high speed interceptor boats. SKYDEX clients are government and commercial entities that value the increased survivability and reduced impact implications that SKYDEX technology provides to their most important assets the human operator.

About Implus Corporation

Headquartered in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, Implus has evolved to become one of the innovative leaders in footcare and outdoor accessories. Implus' brand family includes Sof Sole®, Yaktrax®, Apara®, Airplus®, Sneaker Balls®, Sof Comfort®, Little Hotties® and Highgear®. From insoles, socks, shoecare and apparel care to navigational tools and seasonal accessories, Implus proudly distributes in over 75,000 retail outlets across North America and in 65 countries worldwide.

Source: Skydex


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