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First Look At 2018 Running Shoes Showcased At Outdoor Retailer

At this past weekend's Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Competitor was given a preview of next year's running shoe styles.

At this year’s Outdoor Retailer Show hosted in Salt Lake City, Competitor was given a preview of next year’s running shoes, some of which will be released in early 2018 and others launching for the Fall ’18 season. The big trend in running shoes in 2018 is the “proliferation of polyurethane” (PU). Whether it is blown PU, PU inserts or full sheets of encapsulated PU cells, the midsole material with greater durability and a different resilient feel to standard ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is gaining dominant placement across many brands.

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