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Science and Nature : Adidas ties up with International Space Station to develop footwear off Earth – InsideSport

Science and Nature :

Courtesy : adidas

Adidas is all set to take the art and science of footwear development to a new high. Out of this planet. Literally.

The German footwear and sportswear giant in a big leap has tied up with the American International Space Station to test and develop footwear out of this world. In the space. In microgravity.

Adidas had announced its multi-year partnership with the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory, managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space – CASIS, to explore the boundaries of product innovation, human performance and sustainability.

As part of Adidas and ISS National Lab’s commitment to leading innovation within their respective fields, the partnership will pursue breakthroughs to improve future design and engineering for athletes on and off Earth, Adidas has stated in a Press release.

The initial phase of the partnership will focus on product innovation, and with the support of the ISS National Lab and technologies developed by NASA, Adidas will become the first brand to test footwear innovation in the extreme conditions of space.  adidas’ coveted Boost technology is scheduled to be tested without the distraction of gravity – which could influence the pe

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