Consumers’ are demanding functional footwear so Polygiene technology has come to the rescue in Adidas’s outdoor and trail shoe using Stays Fresh Technology in their Terrex CC Voyager range of shoes. Adidas will extend Polygiene-treated products to its full Terrex footwear line so that with Polygiene technology, consumers can benefit from its functional capabilities without fear of sweat or weather conditions.
Haymo Strubel, Director, Commercial operations for Polygiene in Europe says smelly shoes is a problem almost everybody has experienced and our odour control treatment is the solution. The footwear segment is prime for Polygiene and the launch of Adidas footwear marks an important milestone. As a lightweight Polygiene outdoor shoe, the Terrex CC Voyager features many functional capabilities including breathability, grip and ventilation.
A special climacool open mesh provides breathability to the wearer’s foot, while Adidas’s Stealth rubber gives extra grip on rough terrain and the shoe’s midsole sidewall ensures ventilation during physical activity. Additional features include a dual injection EVA midsole for comfort and a hard outside rim for foot stability as well as quick drying during warmer days.
Wearers will also benefit from Polygiene’s advanced fabric technology. Polygiene is an additive applied on foam, plastics or textiles that prevents the growth of odour-causing bacteria using silver salt (silver chloride)—a natural inhibitor of bacterial growth that is found in soil and water.