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Technology

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Thickness Loss Graph

CONSISTENT COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCT

All PORON Cushioning Materials continue to maintain up to 98% of their original thickness and performance through multiple uses.

The graph to the left shows how after 10K and 100K steps, the competitive low density PU’s and closed cell EVA materials break down, providing diminished comfort and performance.

Breathability Diagram

PORON® CUSHIONING MATERIALS ARE BREATHABLE TO HELP YOU STAY COOL AND DRY

PORON Cushioning consists of air permeable open-cells that resist collecting moisture and perspiration on the surface of the skin. With each move, the material compresses and flexes, allow air and moisture to move freely.

Standard Insole Poron Insole

PORON® CUSHIONING MATERIALS MAINTAIN THEIR SIZE, SHAPE AND FIT, WHICH MAY REDUCE CHANCES FOR CALLUSES AND BLISTERS.

Unlike other typical padding, PORON Materials distribute pressure evenly across the material and can help to relieve pressure points along the body. These pressure points may be a primary cause for aches, pains or even calluses and blisters.

Standard Insole (Left) - The red and dark yellow areas on the pressure map indicate elevated pressure points

PORON Cushioning Insole (Right) - PORON Insoles help to provide even pressure distribution across the foot.


OPEN CELL PORON® CUSHIONING VS. CLOSED CELL EVA

Due to its open cell structure, PORON Cushioning retains a “like-new” softness, flexibility and cushioning effect while resisting the tendency to bottom out and break down under multiple impacts. Therefore, PORON Cushioning materials return to their original form and performance after each impact, as if you are using them for the first time – every time.

Open cell structure of PORON materials before compression, PORON materials during compression, Open cell structure of PORON materials after compression, Closed cell EVA foam, Close cell EVA (burst cell wall) during compression

Products

PORON® Embrace

PORON® Embrace

PORON® Embrace delivers long-lasting durability and comfort in a unique technology which outlasts other memory materials. Rather than permanently molding to the shape of your foot, PORON Embrace retains the memory of its original shape to continuously adapt to every movement and provide reliable pressure relief for the entire life of the shoe.

  • Retains 98% of original shape for a true-to-design fit
  • Continuously adapts to movement for a customized feel on every step
  • Ultra-soft cushioning for ultimate comfort
  • Reliable pressure relief from heavy load points like the heel and ball of foot
  • Reduces fatigue by absorbing step shock
  • Long term performance that outlasts other materials
  • Lightweight and breathable open cells keep you cooler and drier
  • Proprietary formulation manufactured in ISO-certified facilities
Often used in:

Casual, Lifestyle, Dress (low heel or no heel), and Aftermarket Insoles

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PORON® Vive® Energy Activated Cushioning

PORON® Vive® Energy Activated Cushioning

PORON® Vive uniquely combines shock absorption and energy return in a single technology to keep you on your feet through the toughest activity. PORON Vive provides maximum comfort and performance to every step by reducing fatigue from repeated step shock and rebounding energy for a resilient feel. Unmatched in its ability to cushion during rigorous wear, PORON Vive provides continuous, reliable comfort while other materials quickly break down and deteriorate.

  • Retains 90% of original shape for a true-to-design fit
  • Reduced pressure at heavy load points like heel and ball of foot
  • Absorbs shock to minimize fatigue
  • Resilient feel from high energy return
  • Long-term performance that outlasts other materials
  • Reliable cushioning
  • Lightweight and breathable open cells keep you cooler and drier
  • Proprietary formulation manufactured in ISO-certified facilities
Often used in:
Road, trail and court athletic shoes

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PORON® Performance Material

PORON® Performance Material

  • Engineered for toughest daily wear
  • Versatile, shock absorbing material
Often used in:
Work, military, outdoor, high heel and "all day wear" footwear

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PORON® Plus Cushioning Material

PORON® Plus Cushioning Material

  • All-day cushioning comfort
  • Perfect amount of softness with added energy return
Often used in:
Comfort and athletic footwear. Women's comfort/cushioning footwear

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PORON® Dual Layer Material

PORON® Dual Layer Material

  • Patented technology gives you a dual performing material
  • Customized contouring fit with added shock absorption
Often used in:
Aftermarket insoles. Total comfort and shock absorption footwear

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PORON® ReSource Performance Grade Material

PORON® ReSource Performance Grade Material

  • contains soy polyol that replaces over 45% petro-based polyol
  • durable, shock absorbing material
Often used in:
Work, military, outdoor, high heel and "all day wear" footwear

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XRD® Extreme Impact Protection

XRD® Extreme Impact Protection

  • The best multiple impact protection material
  • Wearable protection that's comfortable, lightweight, flexible and breathable
Often used in:
Impact protection in footwear, equipment and apparel

Visit www.xrd.tech.com/products for more information