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Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? #3561847
12/10/14 08:50 PM
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"…………….Michelin will markedly increase its activities in the footwear sector following the signing of an agreement with Chinese textile firm the Jihua Group on 26 November……………………………………………………
Jihua and Michelin, represented by their respective entities JV International and Michelin Lifestyle, intend to identify pertinent solutions in a market they see as hungry for technology. The purpose of the partnership is to manufacture and distribute high-performance soles with a view to securing a five to ten per cent share of the market (some 500 million pairs of soles) within the space of five years………………"

http://www.tyrepress.com/2014/11/michelin-becomes-sole-supplier-to-footwear-market/

Personally, I would like to see some winter shoes with soles based on the XIce Xi3.

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3561863
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100,000 mile shoes?

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3561874
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"High-performance soles" and "Michelin Lifestyle?" Sounds kinda like a Super Sport.

I run faster and jump higher in my PF Flyers. smile


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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3561917
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I used to have a pair of...Reebok's?...that had soles made from a Goodyear compound they had used on Indy Tires.

it was back in the mid 90's... i don't really remember the brand, or what the line was called, but there were air chambers under you heel, and the ball of the foot, connected by a tube, and as you walked the air would scoot back and forth to cushion your step.

edit:
basically These, in a mens 10, in black. wore 'em for Marching band through HS.

Last edited by earlyre; 12/10/14 09:49 PM.

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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3561955
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Funny for me to see this thread..yesterday as I took a fall onto my back, hurting my elbow and wrist..I was thinking how cool it would be for Nokian to use their rubber as a sole for winter boots/shoes..I think it would be brilliant..I would buy a pair for sure..lol..but they better make them in size 16!


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3561995
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will they prematurely dry rot?

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: mjk] #3562004
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Originally Posted By: mjk
will they prematurely dry rot?
The Michelins shoes would dry rot a lot that's for sure!


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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562154
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My 9 year old daughter has this "tech" on the soles of her Babolat tennis shoes. There is a little michelin man on blue sole.She thought it was a ghost.

The shoes have barely worn in 1 year and average of 2+ hrs/day of tennis but but alas she outgrew them of course.....We since moved onto New Balance due to cheap prices of them at the factory store.



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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562169
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LOL. The average consumer doesn't know what a Michelin is, and would not buy said shoes unless if they were stupid cheap. Meanwhile, 50% of gearheads would buy on name alone while the other 50% would avoid due to fears about dry rot.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 163k, hers
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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562731
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dry rot? Dont know about most of you, but my shoes/boots dont last even as long as my tires LOL


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562781
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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562825
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I've been wearing michelin work boots for years and love them


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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562988
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New Balance used to market that they used some sort of outsole compound developed for them by Goodyear, including the logo molded into the sole.

Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3562992
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...and I will still be buying New Balance because they still have shoes that are made in the U.S.


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Re: Michelin Tire Tech for Shoe Soles? [Re: SubLGT] #3563375
12/12/14 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: SubLGT


One year I drove sheet metal screws into the soles of my running shoes so I could run through winter.

It actually worked out pretty well, except for the one time I got poked in my big toe - but I moved that screw to a thicker part of the sole and all was good!


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