Running shoes made of Pebax® polymer

Pebax® polymer is the highest performance thermoplastic used in sports equipment since the 1980s. Widely used in most of the highest performing running shoes, ski boots, and other sports equipment. Our material is extremely lightweight; has super energy return and is incredibly flexible and resilient. 


These Nike shoes have one technology in common: the midsole foam is made with Pebax® thermoplastic, which improves cushioning that is not only lightweight and extremely soft but also exceptionally springy. The Alphafly model is considered as the fastest and best marathon shoe racer.

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

Nike Vaporfly NEXT%

Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT%

Nike Pegasus Turbo 35

Nike Vaporfly 4% Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Streak 7


Mizuno's "Wave Rider" shoe range is known for its iconic Wave Plate technology embedded in the foam. This wave plate is made with our Pebax® Rnew® polymer,  a bio-based thermoplastic derived from castor beans.

Wave Prophecy 7 

Wave Rider 23

Wave Rider 24


Energy is the key ingredient in any sport. To convert it into more motion and speed, ON running has developed the On Speedboard® technology, a liquid-injected plate of thermoplastic polymer (Pebax®) sitting between the CloudTec® midsole and the upper.








UA shoes feature a Pebax® propulsion plate in between the midsole layers also acts as a launching pad for each stride you make and also adds a feeling of support and stability. The UA HOVR™ also coaches you in real-time when you connect them to UA MapMyRun®.

UA SpeedForm® Slingshot Tonal 

UA SpeedForm® Slingshot 2 

UA HOVR™ Machina 


Both models use Pebax®-based foam materials in their midsole, which is why they are both extremely light and very bouncy with incredible energy return.  No surprise the FloatRide series has gained respect among runners and was ultimately awarded Runner's World "Gear of the Year" in 2018.

Floatride Run Fast 2 

Floatride Run Fast 


Constructed with a carbon fiber plate and new PWRRUN foam midsole made of Pebax® polymer, the latest gear from SAUCONY is one of the best carbon-plated running shoes available in the market! 

Endorphin Pro


In 2020, the Chinese brand Li-Ning has launched two models using our Pebax® polymer in the foam.

Li-Ning Essential

Li-Ning Boom

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