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Footwear Research Centre

Advanced Materials and Technologies

In the area of technology, the Footwear Research Centre is focusing on the development and research of new materials for footwear industry, especially in the areas of 3D and 4D technologies, hi-tech materials and smart innovations. All innovations will correspond to the latest trends in footwear and imply an eco-friendly emphasis on the product and the manufacturing process itself. 

  • Materials for anatomical support
  • Smart materials for healthy comfort
  • Skin friendly materials
  • Materials for very light footwear
  • Materials for practical comfort
  • Waterproof and breathable materials
  • Antibacterial, anti-odor, absorbent and drying materials
  • Gel systems for cooling and damping
  • Recycled and biodegradable materials and their utilization
  • Elastically adaptable materials
  • Stimulating and anti-slip materials
  • Natural materials for better comfort
  • Filaments for 3D prints
  • Energy materials, high-tech materials
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