The HiPerTwinS project aims to develop innovative footwear with improved comfort features and added functionalities for sports activities such as hiking, fishing, or snow sports, in rough terrain / lower grip like rocks, ice, etc.
The goal is to develop technical footwear with biodegradable and natural leather, antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, sustainable, comfortable, safe and with an innovative hybrid and reversible sole system in terms of adherence to different types of soil / surfaces.
Project Number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046940
Project Duration: September 2020 to June 2023
Total Eligible Cost: 681,188.94 €
Financial Support EU: FEDER – 452,921.64 €
Project Type: SI I&DT Empresarial – Copromoção
Intervention Region: Centre and North of Portugal
1. Development of biodegradable natural leather for:
a. lining (inside of shoe), with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-odour properties, providing higher comfortconsidering the properties of breathability and friction resistance;
b. upper (front outer part of shoe), waterproof, with resistance properties to ageing in adverse conditions (cold and saline environments).
2. Development of a hybrid sole with improved design, grip and durability, involving an innovative configuration change mechanism when facing changes in the soil / floor typology of soil, without the need of removing the sole or using add-ons.