31 Jan '18, 6am

Who's your money on?

With that in mind, it makes sense that sneaker brands focussed most of their effort on EVA — until recently its downsides were unavoidable. The foremost of which being that EVA is not particularly durable against abrasion and it has poor compression set. Basically, over time it loses its spring. Clearly, the old-school foam was no longer the way forward, and then came the new kid on the block. German chemical manufacturer BASF discovered the breakthrough for TPU, when they created micro pre-expanded TPU. This obviously points towards a key downside for BOOST, as opposed to React. Where React is a proprietary technology that belongs to Nike, adidas don’t actually own the patents to their top-tier sole tech.

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