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International Design Pioneer Award

160X 6.0 PRO

by Xtep (China) Co., Ltd.

Project Description


The 160X6.0 PRO delivers maximum efficiency and minimal weight through its innovative materials and structural design, effectively helping marathoners achieve their peak performance.
The shoe weight is dramatically reduce to just 171g, thanks to these advanced features: a globally pioneering ultra-lightweight carbon plate, a meticulously tailored Jacquard upper that combines light weight with superior comfort, a CPU outsole, and the groundbreaking XTEP ACE midsole technology that significantly reduces material density. These features minimize the burden on runners for effortless strides. What's more, the revolutionary carbon plate meets the aerospace standards of strength, and the outsole material offers three times the wear resistance over traditional rubber. This synergy enables the shoe to support 2,000 km of running. Additionally, the foam-injected midsole eliminates concerns about crumbling, contributing to a more durable lifespan of the 160X6.0 PRO.
In terms of structural optimization, the carbon plate incorporates a split toe design for enhanced forefoot flexibility and a raised arch contour for stronger propulsion. This combination aids marathoners in achieving their peak performance. What's even better, the carbon plate utilizes an inwardly up-curved sidewall design to improve midfoot stability upon landing, and the heel-to-toe drop of midsole is increased from 3mm to 5mm to boost rebound and shock absorption, effectively safeguarding marathoners as they push their limits.
For ergonomic comfort, both the forefront and the lateral arc at the metatarsal region are widened to comfortably conform to foot contours. The wearing experience is further enhanced by the high-rebound Lycra tongue stuffed with foam, wrapping feet in superior comfort. Moreover, the custom breathable Jacquard upper, coupled with the strategically perforated sections on the midfoot's inner and outer sides, enhances air circulation to prevent heat and humidity buildup, keeping feet fresh and dry mile after mile.

Xtep (China) Co., Ltd.


Xtep Group is a multi-brand, international sporting goods enterprise specializing in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of sports shoes, clothing and accessories. Founded in 1987, the Xtep brand was founded in 2001 and listed in Hong Kong on June 3, 2008, in 2019, overseas mergers and acquisitions of a number of international brands, opening a multi-brand, international development path.The group owns the main brand Xtep (China) and internationally renowned sports brands such as Saucony (USA), Merrell (USA), K-Swiss (US), Paladium (France) and so on. After more than 30 years of development, Xtep has become a leading sporting goods enterprise in China.

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