Graphene hiking boots that are stronger, lighter and more elastic have been made possible by infusing graphene into the rubber grip. The rubber outsoles are the key.
“High-performance footwear brand inov-8 has just dropped the world’s first-ever graphene hiking boots. Why is that a big deal? Graphene is the strongest material on earth: a mere one atom thick, yet 200 times stronger than steel. Thanks to inov-8, this superhero material has now found its way into hiking boots.
The inov-8 ROCLITE feature a graphene-infused rubber grip (G-Grip), developed in collaboration with The National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester. As a result, inov-8 says the outsoles on the ROCLITE hiking boots are ‘scientifically proven to be 50% stronger, 50% more elastic and 50% harder wearing’.
In theory, that means even the gnarliest of trails shouldn’t pose a problem, with the ROCLITE delivering impressive grip and stability no matter how hard you push them.”