The ultra light Pelé Sports Trinity 3E soccer boot has won the prestigious ISPO BrandNew Award in the “footwear” category for being “the most innovative product of the year” with a little help from PebaxFoam®, the new super lightweight TPE foam from Zotefoams.
The ultra light Trinity 3E boot, at only 170 grams, is among the lightest ever to be produced, yet injury protection and propulsion performance were uppermost in the design team’s objectives. Studies from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany show that the Trinity 3E allows significantly faster movements when compared to other high performance speed boot products on the market.
The design team worked with Formula One Engineers to strip away all unnecessary weight and every material was selected for its lightweight, functionality and durability. This includes PebaxFoam, thermoformed to produce the high performance sockliner.
PebaxFoam high performance TPE foam from Zotefoams is a closed-cell, crosslinked foam based on Pebax®, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Arkema. It combines the many exciting mechanical and chemical properties of Pebax with the benefits of the unique Zotefoams nitrogen saturation foaming process. PebaxFoam is characterised by its ultra light weight, good energy return and excellent flex fatigue performance; properties it retains over a wide temperature range and down to -40°C.