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A sample of the many innovative products and projects Matmarket works with on a daily basis

Matmarket visits Pensole’s MLab

Mon, May 01, 2017

Pensole is an innovative footwear design school founded and taught by Dwayne Edwards, and Suzette Henry who came on to run the Materials Lab there. Both are long term Nike Brand Jordan veterans, and are the primary educators in the classes offered by Pensole. Along with Anna Smith and other industry vets,…
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PUMA evoSpeed Electric Bolt Tricks with Clarino Upper

Fri, September 09, 2016

(Image: SoleCollector.com) This year, Usain Bolt repeated his triple gold medal victories from Beijing and London with a breezy performance in the Rio Olympics. A showman as spectacular as Bolt deserves a shoe that can share the spotlight. So PUMA created the evoSpeed Electric Bolt Tricks with golden colorways, designed…
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Rory McIlroy’s Nike Lunar Control 4 with Clarino and Ariaprene

Wed, August 17, 2016

(Image Source: Nike.com) The Nike Lunar Control 4 was designed with insights from golfer Rory McIlroy, whose 120MPH swing relies on strong athleticism and a grounded stance. With a bolder, more intricate style than before, the new Lunar Control 4 features high-powered materials for stability and comfort that can weather…
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DAKINE Slayer & Hellion Knee Pads with Ariaprene

Thu, June 16, 2016

(Image source: pinkbike.com) One of the many uphill battles mountain bikers have to face is finding a knee pad that adequately protects without baking the knees in excess body heat. This year DAKINE released two knee pad designs — the all-mountain Slayer and the more rugged Hellion — that help…
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Matmarket Visits MLab at Pensole

Thu, June 09, 2016

Last month Pensole invited Matmarket for a unique opportunity to influence the next generation of footwear designers. VP Tim Berglund spoke with MLab, a sustainable materials workshop, about the benefits and process behind Clarino microfiber leather. As firm believers in sustainability, we were thrilled to meet so many young designers…
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