Asics new technique to create custom midsoles

16 Oct 2017

The new technique, developed alongside Taiwan’s Tayin Research & Development Co., Ltd., promises customization, while offering up a relatively sustainable solution to shoemaking — two concepts that tend not to go hand-in-hand in the garment industry. According to Asics, the process utilizes heat generated by microwaves to fuse different materials together, in order to create the shoe’s midsole.

That’s also significantly shorter than the 3D printing process many companies are currently exploring for their own shoes. And it apparently cuts the process’s energy consumption down by nearly 90-percent, compared to the company’s current midsole-making techniques.