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.

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