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The world's first graphene shoe soles are 50% more resistant to wear

British sportswear brand inov-8 decided to take footwear a leap further: with graphene. Working with the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester, they developed rubber enhanced with the game-changing material for running shoe outsoles that are, according to Aravind Vijayaraghavan at the University of Manchester, "50 percent stronger, 50 percent more stretchy, and 50 percent more resistant to wear than the corresponding industry standard rubber without graphene.
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