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Energaire Technology

Hidden amongst the Reebok Pump lineup was this fascinating and somewhat forgotten technology called Energaire —

From what I’m aware, Energaire was a 3rd-party technology used by Reebok on the 1991 Pump Walking (below), and the more sober Comfort I (bottom). The technology was also used on shoes by the Spalding company.


A number of Patents define this technology as using fluids or air to transmit between the 2 reservoirs at either end – for the purpose of “encouraging a Walkers’ consistent foot-strike”.  The Pump Walking itself apparently has 3 technologies incorporated – Pump,  Energaire, and Hexalite (supposedly in the heel) making it a shoe with more tech than any other in memory. If you have any more information, please comment below! ~BokOne

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Posted on December 15, 2012, in Newsfeed and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This was eventually reworked, refined & renamed as DMX i assume when Reebok either bought out the IP or something or other,and of course was heavily featured in a number of AI models.

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