So what’s in a sole?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016  |  Admin

With the men’s Pod range there are mainly 4 types of sole that they use, but what is a Tunit, TPR, Crepe or EVA sole? And are there any benefits to any of them, well we thought we would give you just a little bit more information, not too much though as it can get quite technical.

A Tunit Sole is made from Synthetic Vulcanised Rubber and is very durable and is ideal for shoes that do a lot of walking and as they are less likely to warp or degrade will not distort the shape of the shoe.

A TPR Sole is made from Thermoplastic Rubber, again another durable sole but it is also lightweight and designed for high comfort and flexibility.

A Crepe Sole is made from coagulated latex which is rolled into crinkled sheets giving it that distinctive look, it has a natural grip and also gives you bounce in your step and it is also flexible.

A EVA Sole is a dense foam, which acts very much like a durable shock absorber, but is also very tough, this type of sole was originally used for athletic shoe soles as it is also very light.

I hope that gives you a little more insight into what is in a sole and why the sole of your shoe is equally important to the style, comfort and design of any shoe.

  Pod Heritage Podlers Paul O Donnell