ERJ staff report (DS)
Reykjavik, Iceland - Icelandic company Ã–ssur, which makes prosthetic blades for disabled athletes is co-operating with Nike to make rubber soles for amputee triathlete and World Record Holder Sarah Reinertsen.
The Nike Sole features an integrated layered sole including an outsole, midsole and thermal plastic urethane called Aeroply, made of recycled Nike Air Bag units, serving as moderator between Nike Sole and the Ã–ssur Flex-Run's carbon fiber blade. Nine nylon plastic tabs serve as fingers that wrap snugly around the Flex-Run carbon fiber blade for secure lock down and easy on-off. A stretch rubber leash with tactile grip tab for easy placement over medallion fastener provides additional security.
â€œThe Sarah Sole project is a special one for Nike,â€ said Tobie Hatfield, Nike Innovation Director. â€œThe Nike Sole is a shining example of our passion and commitment to serve athletes and provide them the solutions they need to achieve their goals - we're always listening to the voice of every athlete.â€
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Press release from Ã–ssur