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WAHU! / Adaptive Sole

WAHU!
WAHU!

Discipline: Professional Concept

Discipline: Professional Concept

WAHU product is the very first active sole able to adapt its morphology to changes both in the external environment, like terrain, temperature or humidity, and in the dynamic state of the user. The sole is able to change its morphology thanks to a series of interconnected chambers, with a particular bellow structure, filled by fluid through a miniaturized electro-plunger, able to be locked and unlocked. This mechanism allows the volumetric changes of the sole and, consequently, its grip and cushioning. The natural rubbers at different density levels, chosen for the sole, ensure the different levels of grip, cushioning and breaking strength.

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Australia / Oceania, Europe, North America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

Client / Manufacturer

WAHU S.r.l.

WAHU S.r.l.
e-Novia
Milano, Italy

Design

e-Novia S.p.A.

e-Novia S.p.A.
The Enterprises Factory
Milano, Italy

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