Me Next is a 3D-printed sneaker designed with aerospace technology and infused with modern style and total comfort. Me Next perfectly combines a groundbreaking buffer structure with shock absorption, rebound and underfoot airflow for high-performance daily wear.
A special gradient sandwich structure, a concept used in the aerospace field has been applied to the midsole design for the very first time in footwear. Compared to solid structures or non-gradient sandwich structures with the same weight and material, this design has the best buffer performance and shock absorption capability.
From the moment your feet come into contact with the ground, a shockwave travels through your legs. For each kilometer that we walk, our feet will bear 600-700 impacts from the ground. When exercising, the ground reflection is 2-4 times that of your body weight. Shoes that lack proper buffer performance can cause irreparable injury to your knees, spine and even your brain.
The gradient sandwich structure was developed in the aerospace industry to absorb energy when the aircraft was hit by space debris and meteorites, thereby protecting the main structure from damage.
Me Next’s midsole: The bottom layer is designed for absorbing energy from the ground, the middle layer is made for energy storage and transmission, and the top layer can return more energy as force is applied to efficiently reduce fatigue caused by long-distance walking.
- Unrestricted airflow and breathability.
The structurally ordered midsole provides unrestricted airflow and breathability in all directions, which helps to remove moisture and prevent sweat and odors.
The midsole buffer structure is made with micron-sized TPU powder as the raw material and uses SLS high-precision 3D printing technology under a nitrogen atmosphere. The midsole consists of more than 762 cushioning units, which completely protect the pressure points of your feet.
- Durable, Protective & Comfortable
The outer TPU protection fully covers the entire midsole. This special design provides a great solution to problems that traditional 3D-printed shoes experience such as short lifespan and prevents gravel from collecting in the sole of the shoe. Me Next are tough enough for any activity.
Today, considering the environmental impact of any product is essential. We care about protecting the environment for future generations so Me Next's outsole and the internal buffer structure were designed to use thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a plastic material that is recyclable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Moreover, the TPU material lasts longer than typical footwear to extend the lifecycle of the shoes.
Me Next excels at any workout or exercise such as cross-training, cycling, HIIT, jogging, and more. The midsole buffer structure can decrease the impact of your steps and cushion the foot from heavy landings. Boost your workout performance with Me Next!
Me Next is perfect for walking and daily wear with excellent shock absorption capability for any activity. Great cushioning properties effectively reduce the damage on the knee joints and help you feel better all day.
By focusing on fashion, sustainability, and quality at the same time, Me Next provides 3 different styles that can express different personalities in a unique way.
(Sailor) Inspired by an aerodynamic design from the sports car. Yellow, blue, and black combined together are interlaced to release visual impact. Sailor represents the combination of power & beauty.
(Shadow) Global warming has accelerated the melting of Antarctica's glaciers, and the environment in Antarctica has also been deteriorating. We are using 3M™ reflective fabric to draw out penguins' images and express our deep concern about the Antarctica environment. We want to express our worries about climate warming through Shadow and remind people to protect the environment.
(Sunday) The inspiration comes from the facial design of Sichuan Opera. A bold attempt by combining traditional Chinese culture and modern design.
What Makes Us Different From The Other?
1.Stand straight with your feet on a piece of paper and your heels against the wall, then draw a line around your foot.
2. Measure the length of your foot from the tip to the heel.
3. Compare your foot length with our size chart to choose a perfect size for your sneakers.
*We recommend sizing up for a wider fit or sizing down for a narrow fit if you typically are between two sizes.
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