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Rugged Trail Shoes

Adidas' New Trail Running Shoe Features Mountain Bike Tire Lugs

— April 9, 2016 — Fashion
The Adidas Terrex X-King is an exceptionally innovative and highly rugged trail running shoe, developed by the German sports shoe and apparel giant in collaboration with Continental, that is fitted with mountain bike tire lugs for an improved and boosted grip.

This shoe makes use of the kind of tread patterns and rubber materials commonly found in Continental's X-King line of tires, which are designed to both boost traction and durability whilst also keeping rolling resistance to a minimum.

Ultimately, this trail running shoe is proof of how great shoe design can be informed by designs and materials drawn from various outdoor products, since there is a lot of unexpected but completely useful crossover happening between the shoe industry and outdoor sports.


Trend Themes
1. Mountain Bike Tire Traction - The integration of mountain bike tire lugs into trail running shoes opens up opportunities for increased traction and durability in a variety of outdoor footwear.
2. Multi-product Material Integration - The use of materials and designs drawn from various outdoor products, such as mountian bike tires, in the shoe industry creates opportunities for innovative and practical crossover products.
3. Advanced Tread Patterns - Using Continental's advanced X-King tire tread patterns in trail running shoes opens up opportunities for improved traction, durability, and reduced rolling resistance in outdoor footwear.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The integration of mountain bike tire lugs and their design elements into trail running shoes allows for new, innovative designs and materials to be used in the footwear industry.
2. Outdoor Sports - The crossover of materials and designs between outdoor sports products, such as mountain bike tires and trail running shoes, provides opportunities for disruption and innovation in the wider outdoor sports industry.
3. Tire Manufacturing - The integration of tire design elements into trail running shoes presents an opportunity for innovation and new markets in the tire industry through collaboration and material exchange with footwear companies.
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