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Footwear

Staying a step ahead in footwear

As consumers become more active in their daily lives, comfier, lighter and more durable footwear is increasingly important. To help the global footwear industry meet these demanding trends, Dow continues to advance material quality and performance. Whether slippers, safety boots, athletic shoes or casual shoes, you can create footwear that is stylish, feels great and performs from heel to toe.

Let’s talk about how you can:

  • Develop midsoles and unitsoles for lightweighting and maximize energy return all year round with olefin block copolymers
  • Provide high-grip, lightweight solutions for improved performance on the road or at work with polyurethane and soft polyolefin elastomer soling systems
  • Deliver excellent cushioning and haptics with polyolefin elastomers and ethylene copolymers for footwear foams
  • Enable weight reduction and non-marking outsoles with ethylene vinyl acetates and polyolefin elastomers
  • Improve shoe quality by optimizing bonding of midsole to the upper with acrylate copolymers
  • Achieve unique performances and design flexibility with liquid silicone rubber for 3D printing

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Dow & ECCO: The Perfect Fit
Customization in footwear design

3D-Printable Liquid Silicone Rubber
Advancing the future of customized footwear