Rogers Footwear: Exceeding Industry Standards in Comfort and Sustainability
Rogers is a well-known global leader in providing engineered materials that power, protect, and connect the world. The company’s core mission is to assist leading innovators in tackling their most difficult material challenges. With a keen focus on innovation, Rogers’ cutting-edge solutions help customers achieve technological breakthroughs that empower their businesses.
ABLE, through our partnership with Rogers, allows us to set the standard for reliability, efficiency, and performance in our industry. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that can meet customer needs.
Rogers Footwear: Versatile Solutions and Long-lasting Performance
Rogers is a leading company that provides comfortable and high-performance footwear solutions to various brands. They have developed versatile cushioning technologies that enhance the overall comfort of the shoes and make them lighter, stronger and more flexible. As a proven technology innovator and trusted global partner to leading footwear brands, Rogers has established a reputation for delivering quality and reliable solutions.
Rogers Footwear has the following applications:
In providing cushioning and padding solutions for various applications, Rogers offers a range of high-performance materials, including PORON polyurethane, BISCO silicone, and Griswold rubber. These materials are known for their reliability, shock and stress protection, and ability to enhance comfort. To effectively cushion and protect, the materials must resist compression and stress relaxation while managing damaging impact energy. The portfolio of cushioning solutions is highly compressible and conformable, making them suitable for medical cushioning, shoe insoles, apparel padding, carpet padding, and cushions for aircraft and rail interiors. The PORON, BISCO, and Griswold materials have a wide range of firmness and thickness options that can be easily compressed to meet the flexibility requirements. They also exhibit high resiliency, good vibration damping, and impact absorption capabilities.
When providing thin and flexible protection against extreme impacts, designers face a significant challenge. The need to absorb high-velocity impacts quickly can lead to damage or fractures in devices or the human body. Rogers offers a wide range of impact-absorbing materials, including PORON polyurethane and BISCO silicone. These are highly effective at delivering impact absorption, resiliency, and vibration damping in flexible cushioning applications. These materials are suitable for various industrial, electronic, and transportation applications, as well as footwear and other wearable applications, where consumer protection is essential. The portfolio of impact-absorbing materials from Rogers provides various solutions specifically designed to protect components and consumers.
When subjected to mechanical shock from drops or bumps, devices, systems, or the human body can suffer fractures, mechanical failure, or personal injury. To protect against such shocks, high-performance lightweight materials can be used to isolate impacts and damp vibrations. Rogers offers a broad portfolio of shock-absorbing foams that provide solutions for protecting components in industrial, electronic, and transportation applications, as well as for consumers in medical, footwear, and other wearable applications.
Rogers Footwear: Exceeding Industry Standards in Comfort and Sustainability
Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their approach to production, supply chain management, and product offerings. With Rogers, customers can expect footwear solutions that prioritize both comfort and sustainability.
Rogers has two product lines dedicated to footwear, each with unique qualities that meet and exceed industry standards.
PORON Comfort is a polyurethane technology platform designed to provide long-lasting comfort for footwear. With a rich heritage of quality and innovation, this technology platform has been engineered with specialized formulations to ensure sustained comfort, making it a trusted partner of footwear brands globally. Its proprietary open-cell structure, with an average of 100 microns per cell, offers both durability and performance. At the same time, its engineered design helps maintain fit, cushioning support, and energy management in dynamic conditions.
Additionally, the technology platform offers global design support and manufacturing, allowing quicker design iterations. The technology platform is also environmentally friendly, as it eliminates multi-layer construction, resulting in increased material waste and emissions. Diverse comfort elements are formulated into the core technology for streamlined structural comfort solutions. PORON Comfort has received global certifications, including ISO-rated facilities and compliance with REACH/RoHS global materials standards.
The products under PORON Comfort are:
- PORON Cadence: This material is both durable and comfortable, making it an ideal choice for occupational footwear.
- PORON Embrace: This material provides a “memory foam” feel without bottoming out and ensures a customized fit with every step.
- PORON Fusion: A distinctive composite arrangement that provides shock absorption and prolonged support.
- PORON Harmony: An equilibrium between plushness and stability, achieved through the combination of endurance and coziness.
- PORON Performance: The product boasts exceptional endurance, robustness, and top-of-the-line shock absorption abilities. This is made possible by its exclusive microcellular open-cell configuration.
- PORON Plush: Experience opulent cushioning throughout the day, with pressure points evenly distributed to minimize discomfort.
- PORON ReSource: This sustainable material provides the same level of comfort as PORON.
- PORON Vive: This material is characterized by high energy return and is best suited for performance-driven applications.
Rogers XRD Impact products offer the ultimate in design capabilities and unparalleled impact protection for safety. By combining polyurethane materials science with cutting-edge design techniques, Rogers has created a range of protective equipment and apparel, safety footwear, and other gear that incorporates adaptive, wearable impact protection into its product designs. The XRD Impact technology can absorb up to 90% of impact force by forming a comfortable protective shell, impact after impact, as measured by ASTM F1614.
Its streamlined, engineered protection enables low profile, lightweight, and flexible designs that allow ease of motion and airflow throughout activity. The flexible technology contours against the body for a customized fit that hardens into a tough shell upon exposure to impact energy, providing unparalleled protection and comfort to those who wear it.
The products under XRD Impact include:
- XRD Flexoskeleton: This construction provides a combination of flexibility, protection, and durability that is well-suited for joints and areas with mobility, such as the knee, elbow, torso, and hands.
- XRD PR Met Guard: Incorporating a puncture-resistant feature, the XRD Met Guard provides exceptional top-of-foot impact protection, while maintaining a lightweight and flexible low-profile design.
- XRD Met Guard: Designed to comply with safety footwear standards worldwide, this top-of-foot protection offers flexibility and comfort for the wearer.
- XRD Technology: This material offers a wide range of design possibilities due to its versatility in density and thickness combinations. It provides superior impact protection and can be shaped to fit an ideal form through die-cutting and/or skiving.
Rogers is a global leader in providing engineered materials that power, protect, and connect the world. Their cutting-edge solutions help customers achieve technological breakthroughs that empower their businesses. Rogers Footwear, with its versatile solutions and long-lasting performance, offers cushioning, impact, and shock-absorbing materials suitable for a range of applications. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their approach to production, supply chain management, and product offerings.
PORON Comfort and XRD Impact are two unique product lines dedicated to footwear, each with its unique qualities that meet and exceed industry standards. With Rogers, customers can expect footwear solutions that prioritize both comfort and sustainability, making them a trusted partner of footwear brands globally.
Through our partnership with Rogers, we can offer you access to their quality products. Interested to know more? Contact ABLE today, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you!