Due to its unique properties, graphene is widely used in the manufacture of many different items, in particular, protective helmets, microphones and lamps. The Italian Institute of Technology, together with one of the leading shoe manufacturers, Fadel, went even further - they developed a prototype of graphene shoes that keep you cool in hot weather.
As you know, graphene has high thermal conductivity. The researchers added a small amount of graphene flakes to the upper part of the polyurethane sole - the insole of the sandals. The percentage of graphene was only 1% of the entire insole. The scales were produced using the so-called "liquid phase exfoliation" technology. As a result, even such a small amount of graphene improved the heat emission of the shoe by 50%.
Fadel has patented a new technology called Freshoes, and has already presented samples of "graphene" shoes at the international exhibition in Milan.