Blog: New casual shoes put a spring in your step

Katie Smith | 30 October 2014

Each shoe contains 34 10mm high micro pocket springs

Each shoe contains 34 10mm high micro pocket springs

A suspension system similar to that used in cars has been built into a new casual pocket sprung shoe. 

Springurus have micro pocket springs built into the midsole, taking pressure off the joints much like the suspension on a car, according to founder Jono Black.

Each pair of shoes contains 34 10mm high micro pocket springs, which are precision placed and pre-compressed in their fabric pockets by an ultrasonic welding process. Other shoes, Black says, provide a cushioning or ‘damping' effect by using EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) in the midsole to reduce impact on the foot while walking or running.

However Springurus' midsole construction deploys a ‘spring and damper' arrangement like a car suspension system, which Jim Richards, Professor of Biomechanics at the University of Central Lancashire describes as a "a much more efficient arrangement".

Sectors: Footwear, Technology

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