Athletic shoes are a type of footwear designed to provide extra support and cushion while performing physical or sporting activities such as basketball, tennis, running, and wallking. athletic shoes are made of soft flexible materials with well cushioned soles, which are generally made of rubber. Due to their comfort and appealing designs, athletic shoes have been recently marketed also as a lifestyle, trendy footwear for casual use.
TPU, or Thermoplastic Urethane, is synthetic material used in the footwear industry to manufacture shoe outersoles and as an added compound on the midsole to prevent overpronation. TPU soles generally provide enhanced slip and abrasion resistance as well as durability.