CAF is excited to share the news! Nike, Sarah, and leading prosthetics maker, Ossur, have teamed up to create the Nike Sole – a type of “shoe” that fits on Ossur’s prosthetic Flex-Run Foot. The Nike Sole is a light-weight composite outsole that slides onto the Flex-Run Foot and stays put due to nine nylon tabs that grip onto the running blade, according to an article by Co.Design.
The sleek design of the Nike Sole fits the minimalist curve of Ossur’s carbon fiber running blade. It is composed of four layers and includes an outsole inspired by Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman’s iconic waffle traction design and a layer made of recycled Nike Air Bag units. The Nike Sole also features a rubber leash that hooks onto a tab for extra security.
Athletes usually have to buy a pair of shoes and cut the sole out of one of them to tape, glue or Velcroe it to the Flex-Run Foot, but this innovation eliminates that need and makes going for a run more convenient. Read the full article here.