Experience our new sole foam
IGNITE PRO started as a project to develop a lighter shoe with more cushioning and responsiveness. With the ambition of creating a unique walking experience and providing positive health effects, where durability and future recycling were central factors.
Ultra-light shoes with long durability
After two years of close collaboration between the team at GaitLine, our factory, the industrial design studio Permafrost, 3D designers at Pivot Product Design, and the Norwegian Alpine Skier Aleksander Aamot Kilde, we are proud to launch our world novelty. IGNITE PRO, our new sole material in the shoe models World Cup Pro and Advance PRO. Shoes that must be experienced on your feet!
IGNITE PRO is made of Thermoplastic Elastomers, which have the chemical abbreviation TPE. It's granular-based, which means that the sole is composed of thousands of small balls and is given its finished form using steam. The advantage of steam is that we don't need additional chemicals in the sole production. In addition to a more environmentally friendly production, IGNITE PRO material is also 100% recyclable. Unfortunately, there is currently no solution for recycling shoe soles, but we are ready for future solutions in this area.
Extremely comfortable with unique rebounce
• 74% more rebounce. This is measured by dropping a metal ball on the sole. The height the ball reaches after leaving the sole gives the rebounce effect of the material. 74% is the same rebounce as measured in Pebax.
• 30% longer durability. This is measured in relation to standard EVA and the lifespan of the sole.
• 30% lighter. This is measured in relation to PU, which is the sole material that Gaitline has used in all shoes until this launch.
• Drop from heel to forefoot is 6 mm.
The sole consists of 4 components. There is the midsole, nylon shank, filler, which is an extra cushioning material that lies over the shank, and finally the outsole with our characteristic arch roller. The shoe also has the patented SGL technology that is in all GaitLine shoes. This shoe can really handle any distance you want to walk. It thrives especially well on asphalt and other hard surfaces.