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Impulse / Freeclimbing shoe

Impulse
Impulse

iF concept design award 2008

iF concept design award 2008

Freeclimber always have to compromise when choosing the right footwear: their shoes have to be worked up very thin to feel the slightest rock with the result that there is less room for protective and supportive elements. This fact often leads to an extraordinary exposure of feet during longer sport activities. Impulse with its intelligent material D3o combines security and flexibility – it reacts to his changing environment. The material hardens when colliding and absorbs the shock energy, the foot remains unharmed. Afterwards the material is soft and flexible again. The jury: good material concept – smart design.

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Hochschule Hannover

Fachhochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany

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Design

Hochschule Hannover

Sebastian Bertram
Hannover, Germany

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