The Woodlands, Texas – New recovery footwear for tired joggers' feet is now available from specialist company Joe Nimble.
The footwear, which features Huntsman polyurethane and was created with design and technology input from the Footwear Innovation Lab, is called recoverToes. The sandals are designed to relieve the tired, sore, tight feelings that feet can develop after pounding the pavements.
The footwear aligns the big toe, and spaces out the others to help improve the shape of the foot and its structure. Additionally, the footbed reduces plantar pressure and improves circulation.
Two Huntsman polyurethanes were recommended for the shows by Footwear Innovation Lab. Daltoped AquaPUR is used to make the soft inner footbed, and the outer uses a modified Daltoped Grip grade. This was adapted to work with machinery company Steemma's RPU spray process.
John Van Dyck, Huntsman's global elastomers applications manager, said the process to get the shoes into production was very short. 'We got involved in the project in October 2020; all interactions were virtual; the first customers received their shoes in January,’ he said. ‘It is remarkable.'