High Performance Twin Shoes
The HiPerTwinS project aims to develop innovative footwear with improved comfort features and added functionalities for sports activities such as hiking, fishing, or snow sports, in rough terrain / lower grip like rocks, ice, etc.
The goal is to develop technical footwear with biodegradable and natural leather, antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, sustainable, comfortable, safe and with an innovative hybrid and reversible sole system in terms of adherence to different types of soil / surfaces.
1. Development of biodegradable natural leather for:
a. lining (inside of shoe), with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-odour properties, providing higher comfortconsidering the properties of breathability and friction resistance;
b. upper (front outer part of shoe), waterproof, with resistance properties to ageing in adverse conditions (cold and saline environments).
2. Development of a hybrid sole with improved design, grip and durability, involving an innovative configuration change mechanism when facing changes in the soil / floor typology of soil, without the need of removing the sole or using add-ons.
Project Number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046940
Project Duration: September 2020 to June 2023
Total Eligible Cost: 681.188,94 €
Financial Support EU: FEDER – 452.921,64 €
Project Type: SI I&DT Empresarial – Copromoção
Intervention Region: Centre and North of Portugal