Shoes are a person's connection to the earth when running outside. For Teva designers, the goal is to find something that needs to be fixed or an experience that can be improved. They began the TevaSphere project when they saw that shoes with a square heel force you to land on an unnatural lever point.
P3, Teva's Peak Performance Project, merges science with athletic development. The team needs to use their skepticism to make sure that the product works exactly the way it should. Teva aimed for a completely innovative shoe that would be great on rugged terrain.
The rounded heel allows a smooth transition on the foot strike for a more natural and efficient stride. Special pods add support around the arch for stability when needed.
Teva uses force plate testing to measure how much force is being put into the ground with each step. That, paired with video, allows a unique and accurate analysis of the foot. Through testing, Teva discovered that the TevaSphere outperformed standard hiking, walking, and running shoes.
TevaSphere is a groundbreaking technology that meets performance needs of athletes in a lightweight and supportive shoe, providing exactly what the body needs.