Innovative Alternative to Rubber

As an innovative alternative to rubber for outsoles, ESTANE® TRX TPU benefits both consumers and shoe designers looking for high performance outdoor, athletic and sports footwear solutions. Through our advanced material science, ESTANE® TRX TPU provides exceptional traction and durability in both wet and dry conditions on diverse terrains.

Outsoles Engineered with ESTANE® TRX TPU Deliver:

  • Exceptional slip resistance and well-balanced traction on both wet and dry ground
  • Excellent durability and wear resistance against heat friction on the shoe outsole at room/high temperatures

Benefits for Designers and Manufacturers

High Performance Moldability

  • Ability to achieve complex texture and shape designs 
  • Both transparent and colorability for novel design freedom
  • Thin design capability for improved flexible feeling and weight reduction

Increased Automation

  • Reduced labor costs via thermoplastic injection molding
  • Automated production possibilities versus traditional rubber outsole molding


  • Recycling* possibilities during outsole manufacturing and post lifecycle with TPU (not available with thermoset rubbers) 

Creating Traction with FootJoy

Learn how ESTANE® TRX helps provide superior traction in FootJoy’s revolutionary VersaTrax+ outsole technology.

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*Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.

Nothing contained herein is to be considered as permission, recommendation, nor as an inducement to practice any patented invention without permission of the patent owner.

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