THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CUSHIONING
To give you optimal comfort and performance when running, we concentrated our attention on the sole which features 2 concepts:
- K-Ring: a ring located in the heel to improve cushioning at the rear and spread the shockwave in order to provide effective protection for the body: joints, back, knees, etc.
- Kalensole: improves cushioning by 34% and propulsion 25% compared with standard foam and lasts up to 1,000 km.
THE COMFORT OF THE KD 500
In order to run regularly over long distances, foot comfort is of the utmost importance.
So, we tried to improve the level of comfort with the following:
- an ultra comfortable 'half-slipper' upper
- enhanced cushioning at the forefoot thanks to a thicker sole
- a revised forefoot area
- a seamless, single piece of fabric to reduce friction
REBOUND WITH EACH STRIDE
So that you can make progress and improve your personal best times from 10 km to the marathon distance, the KIPRUN KD 500 improves propulsion (acceleration) with each stride thanks to the sole geometry combined with the Kalensole foam padding.
WHY CHOOSE A LIGHTWEIGHT SHOE?
The research and development studies have shown that a lighter product improves running performance by reducing energy consumption.
Without compromising on comfort and durability, the design of the KD 500 uses lighter materials and an optimised sole design.
Weight: 222 g in size 5.5.
EXCELLENT ROAD-HOLDING ABILITY ON WET ROADS AND BENDS
Our sole is designed like a car tyre for running performance without losing control in wet conditions.
The new sole geometry combined with a new rubber component gives the KIPRUN KD 500 excellent grip on wet ground, even when running at top speed.
DROP 8 MM
The height difference between the back and front of the sole is 8 mm.
A TEAM OF PASSIONATE ATHLETES TO OFFER A UNIQUE RUNNING EXPERIENCE
The Kiprun KD 500 is the product of Decathlon's footwear expertise gained over 10 years.
Caroline and Pierre-Emmanuel (product managers), Stéphane (product engineer) and Nicolas (designer), who are all running enthusiasts, designed your Kiprun shoes with the help of a network of ambassadors: the runners at Decathlon, sports coaches and you! In this way, we choose the components, create the prototypes and test and validate the products with laboratory and field tests.