WATCH: Running shoes to be made using microwave technology
Who says technology and shoes cannot go hand in hand? Apparently, a Japanese shoe company has the answer to this question.
According to TechCrunch, Asics is currently developing a technique where running shoes can be manufactured through microwave technology, all while keeping designs fashionable.
Partnering with Taiwanese company Tayin Research & Development Co., Ltd., the new process will use heat technology to bind the materials all together in creating the shoe’s sole.
While still on a test run, TechCrunch added that the company is planning to bring microwave production to its shops for customizing the shoes, which only takes 15 seconds to finish, cutting the processing time by 90 percent.
Asics is trying to keep up with leading brands Nike and Adidas. Nike boasts laces that can tie itself, while Adidas has printed three-dimensional midsoles and came up with biodegradable yarn. Katrina Hallare/JB