Graphite was first mined in the Lake District fells of Northern England.
Scientists at The University of Manchester isolate graphene from graphite.
The Nobel Prize is awarded to the scientists for their ground-breaking experiments with graphene.
inov-8 launch the first-ever sports footwear to utilise graphene, delivering the world’s toughest grip.
One atom thick carbon sheet
200 x stronger than steel
Thin, light, flexible, with limitless potential
INOV-8 COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL
Previously athletes had to choose between a sticky rubber that works well in wet or sweaty conditions but wears down quicker, and a harder rubber that is more durable but not quite as grippy. Through intensive research, hundreds of prototypes and thousands of hours of testing in both the field and laboratory, athletes now no longer need to compromise. The new rubber we have developed with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester allows us to smash the limits of grip.
The G-SERIES range is made up of three different shoes, each meticulously designed to meet the needs of athletes. Each includes graphene-enhanced rubber outsoles that deliver the world’s toughest grip and Kevlar – a material used in bulletproof vests – on the uppers.
Premium range of trail running and training shoes featuring the pioneering use of wonder-material graphene – scientifically tested to be 50% stronger, 50% more elastic and 50% harder wearing.
TERRAULTRA G 260
Revolutionary graphene-enhanced rubber delivers the world’s toughest grip on hard-packed trails, while next-generation underfoot technology strikes the perfect balance between comfort and responsiveness.
MUDCLAW G 260
Revolutionary graphene-enhanced rubber and fearsome 8mm studs deliver the world’s toughest grip over soft and wet ground. Upper materials give high levels of durability and breathability.
Revolutionary range of sports shoes featuring graphene-infused rubber outsoles that deliver the world’s toughest grip, with the strength and durability of graphene.
ROCLITE 275 M
The lightest and fastest trail running shoe in the ROCLITE range. Weighing in at a super light 275g and packed with technical features - boasting graphene grip (G-Grip) for the ultimate in traction on varied terrrain, a highly durable breathable mesh upper for protection and a POWERFLOW midsole for cushioning. Adventure is waiting.
ROCLITE 290 M
Super versatile trail running shoe with the lowest drop in the ROCLITE range. Weighing just 290g, this flexible and responsive shoe is designed for running fast and in comfort with a breathable mesh upper that adapts to the foot and a POWERFLOW midsole for increased cushioning. Graphene grip (G-Grip) gives superior traction over mountain rock, hard trails and muddy grass.