Enko Sneakers Conserve the Energy You Put into Each Stride and Step

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 13, 2015
References: cubedesigners.fr & yankodesign
There's something to be said for getting a good workout in, but it would be hard to resist the benefits bestowed by these shock-absorbing running shoes. A runner typically loses the power put into each step the moment that his treads touch the ground, but this innovative footwear design would prevent this from happening.

Mathieu Pesme's design of the Enko shoe incorporates a component that looks almost like a ski binding. It comes away from the ball of the foot, extending to the back of the heel, and it's built with hinges and shock absorber springs. The mechanics of the sneaker are exhibited honestly, celebrating what makes these advanced kicks unique. Offering ergonomics, cushioned comfort, breathable material and a range of cool colors, the concept shock-absorbing running shoes even have a dial for choosing walk or run settings.