Asymmetrically
Flexible

One-way flexibility.

Carbon Fiber

Traditional materials flex equally in both directions. AFX carbon fiber plates are flexible in one direction and stiff in the other.

Traditional Materials:
Flexes the same in both directions
AFX:
Asymetrically flexible
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Features

  • Asymmetric
    Asymmetric Flexibility

    Flexible in one direction and stiff in the other.

  • Lightweight
    Lightweight

    Maintains carbon fiber's lightweight characteristics.

  • Ratio
    Ratio

    Comes in a variety of flexibility ratios.

  • Flexibility Dimensions
    Multidimensional Flexibility

    Tunable longitudinal, transverse, and torsional flexibiliy.


  • Performance
    Consistent Performance

    Flex for millions of cycles and maintain performance.

  • Won't crack
    Won't crack

    Traditional carbon fiber plates crack, AFX plates won't crack when flexed.

Application:

Trail Running

Trail runners require a combination of comfort, support, and flexibility to rapidly traverse uneven terrain. Minimalist shoes don't offer enough support and "maximalist" shoes can be bulky and heavy. AFX enables a high level of stability and protection without limiting forefoot flexibility.


Image Right: Actual trail running shoe with AFX integrated into midsole.

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