FRANKFURT, Germany (Sept. 15, 2015) — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and shoe outsole company Vibram S.p.A. are partnering to develop futuristic concept tires and shoes.
Under the partnership, Hankook is unveiling two off-road concept tires, the DynaMIX and DynaSYNC, while Vibram is releasing three concept shoes, the DynaTREK, DynaSTRYKE BKL and Omnifuse. The shoes will serve as successors to Vibram's popular Vibram FiveFingers lineup.
“By combining the two companies' significant technological strengths and authentic styles, the collaboration has pushed the boundaries of performance in both industries,” the companies said in a press release.
Hankook said it has used Vibram's hyper-functional design for its latest concept tires, while simultaneously enabling Vibram to integrate tire technologies in its footwear offerings.
“This joint project fits ideally with our ongoing commitment to investing in technological innovations and performance-oriented designs," said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire.