High Performance Twin Shoes

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The HiPerTwinS project aims to develop innovative footwear with improved comfort features and added functionalities for sports activities such as hiking, fishing, or snow sports, in rough terrain / lower grip like rocks, ice, etc.

The goal is to develop technical footwear with biodegradable and natural leather, antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, sustainable, comfortable, safe and with an innovative hybrid and reversible sole system in terms of adherence to different types of soil / surfaces.

Main goals

1. Development of biodegradable natural leather for:

a. lining (inside of shoe), with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-odour properties, providing higher comfortconsidering the properties of breathability and friction resistance;

b. upper (front outer part of shoe), waterproof, with resistance properties to ageing in adverse conditions (cold and saline environments).

2. Development of a hybrid sole with improved design, grip and durability, involving an innovative configuration change mechanism when facing changes in the soil / floor typology of soil, without the need of removing the sole or using add-ons.

-Summary/Mail Goals

Project Number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046940

Approval date: 02 December 2020

Project Duration: September 2020 to June 2023

Total Eligible Cost: 681 188.94 €

Financial Support EU: FEDER – 452 921.64 €

Project Type: SI I&DT Empresarial – Copromoção

Intervention Region: Centre and North of Portugal


  1. Natural leather upper with improved biodegradability properties and greater durability and repellency in humid and saline environments – improving the level of blistering and staining after 16 hours of contact;
  2. Natural leather lining with improved biodegradability properties and increased functional properties – antifungal, antibacterial and anti-odour;
  3. Sustainable, hybrid and rotating sole with improved design adaptable to different typology of soil (slippery, cold and rocky).

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