KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Babolat's Michelin Performance outsole. These high-performance outsoles are created in collaboration with Michelin's Research & Development team to provide tennis players with long-lasting durability.

What is it? Highly durable rubber outsoles utilized on Babolat's tennis sneakers which are created by Michelin, a brand best known for their car tires. These heavy duty outsoles are tested for resistance to abrasion and thermo-abrasion and have been found to provide high levels of performance and traction over extended periods. Taking inspiration from rally racing equipment, the tread design on the outsoles make use of seamless circular microcells which offers more contact surface than standard configurations.

How does it work? Babolat's Michelin Performance outsoles are suitable for use on clay, synthetic, and hard court surfaces. The rugged outsoles are designed to withstand high levels of abrasion. Much like Michelin's vehicular tires, the outsoles deliver high performance over extended periods of time.

Notable products: Propulse 4, V-Pro 2 Clay, SFX

Bottom line: Instead of tearing through multiples pairs of tennis shoes each season, consider trying out Babolat's Michelin Performance outsoles.

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