At the Grand Prix of Russia, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will perform in a special racing shoes, more like socks than shoes.
As reported by AutoBild, the product of production Puma is a one-piece boot, created on a 3D printer. These shoes weighs just 135 grams.
Racing socks pilot Ferrari tried for another Australian Grand Prix, but the FIA homologation product received just now.
“We wanted to find the most minimalist solution, – said the Manager of sports marketing at Puma Gregor Huebner. The idea was to create the most lightweight shoes. So we made a one-piece boot made of Nomex”.
Needless to say, shoes should be also comfortable and breathable. But most importantly, it needs to be fireproof.
“It was a real challenge for us,” says Huebner.
Vettel was directly involved in the development of new racing shoes.
“The opinion of the driver is the most important part, because we have to give him what he wants. And we succeeded,” added the Manager in sport marketing Puma.
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