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Sporting Goods & Fitness

Sorbothane Protects & Comforts

Sorbothane Sporting Goods and Fitness Market

The unique material properties of Sorbothane® make it an ideal choice for a wide variety of sporting goods and fitness products. Whether the need is protection for the athlete during competition or simply to make sporting equipment more comfortable during use, Sorbothane is a versatile and long-lasting material that gets the job done.

Impact Absorbing Materials

Weekend warriors and professional athletes agree the impact absorbing materials found in sporting and fitness equipment play a key role in injury prevention and comfort. Sorbothane’s faultless memory and durability provide protection where and when it is needed most for a variety of physical activities including:

  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Ice Skating
  • Soccer
  • Skateboarding
  • Football
  • Recreational Shooting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing

For over three decades, Sorbothane® Comfort & Performance Insoles have provided active users cushioning and protection from damaging foot-strike shock. However, Sorbothane is also used in many applications beyond shoe insoles.

Vibration Absorbing Pads

The one-of-a-kind material Sorbothane has been utilized to create effective vibration absorbing pads to absorb and isolate harmful shock and vibration while using sporting equipment.

For example, KICK-EEZ® Sorbothane® Recoil Pads for rifles and shotguns reduce recoil and allow for full recovery between rounds.

A unique Sorbothane shock absorption pad was engineered to absorb the sting of a baseball when hitting a player’s glove. This is made possible because the pad mimics human flesh, deflecting on impact with full recovery to absorb the next new blow. Enabling a baseball player to fully recover during the duration of the game.

This is good news for the athlete shooting the rifle or catching the baseball. When harmful shock and vibrations are absorbed, injuries can be prevented and healing for existing injuries can be facilitated without taking time off from the injury-causing activity.

Protective Equipment

Sorbothane’s faultless memory and durability provide comfort and protection use after use. This is important for equipment-gripping sports or activities associated with falls.

Sorbothane has been utilized for the following products:

  • PeacePads® to provide discrete hip and tailbone protection during falls
  • ShockSorb® to provide effective tennis racket vibration damper to reduce pain and fatigue of the shoulder and arm
  • Shock Blocker™ to provide protection and the ability to heal the forearm and elbow while continuing the activity
  • SoleImpact sock to provide comfortable protection from harmful impact shock during training and activity

These sport and fitness related Sorbothane solutions have been custom engineered to meet specific performance, size and color requirements. Sorbothane material also maintains stability and flexibility over a broad temperature range, enabling the Sorbothane-based product to absorb damaging impact shock in all climate conditions.

No matter the activity, the unique impact absorbing material properties of Sorbothane makes it an ideal choice for a wide variety of sporting goods and fitness products. Discover more real-world applications of Sorbothane custom solutions in our Solutions Showcase.