Posted on July 21, 2021

Michelin and Speedland Codesign SL:PDX, a Revolution in Trail Running Soles

  • SL:PDX offers maximum performance, safety and comfort for runners
  • Completely customizable sole, with an easily removable carbon fiber plate

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 21, 2021 — Michelin and Speedland codesigned an innovative trail running shoe, the SL:PDX, to provide a unique, customizable experience for runners. This new shoe combines advanced technical solutions to provide traction and stability.

Using Michelin’s cuttable blocks technology, the SL:PDX allows runners to customize the sole for maximum performance, safety and comfort. The sole was designed with special multi-directional sculptures that can be modified by simply cutting individual blocks to adapt to the needs of each runner.

Michelin’s fiberlite technology provides strength and stability, while ensuring maximum flexibility and lightness. Assembly of the sole with stitching drastically reduces the use of glues. At the end of the shoe’s lifespan, each layer can be easily separated and recycled, while some components can be replaced to further extend its life.

Ten percent of all profits from the sale of the SL:PDX will be donated to outdoor organizations chosen by Speedland sponsored athletes.


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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its customers’ mobility, and sustainably; designing and distributing the most innovative tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com)