PUMA: Auxetic Recurve Midsole

Programmable midsole for optimized performance.

In a multi-year collaboration project with PUMA, MIT Design Lab has been working on computational design and virtual performance simulation of auxetic pattern - 'recurve' - to reimagine how we can program our shoes to enhance performance. From auxetic pattern/taxonomy studies to computational/algorithmic design and FEM simulations, our team of researchers and engineers have developed a novel design-simulation-manufacturing process that brings the best of engineering and design together. 

We're excited to see this collaboration result as PUMA's Xetic performance shoe. 

PUMA Press Release


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