KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Babolat’s Ergo Motion midsole. Utilized in the tennis brand’s SFX model, this dual-material setup is engineered to cater to the game’s quick and sudden lateral movements.
What is it? A midsole composed of two materials which is designed to level out excess pressure during lateral transitions and quick momentum shifts. On the internal side of the Babolat Ergo Motion midsole, Revax material is utilized for a resilient, responsive feel, while the external side makes use of soft EVA Light foam to absorb impact.
How does it work? The Revax and EVA Light duo of Babolat Ergo Motion offers cushioning and support specific to tennis’ unique motions. As players make quick stops and lateral transitions, Revax foam helps to return energy and bounce back efficiently. Meanwhile, as a player makes impact with the court surface, the external layer of EVA Light foam helps to cushion and protect the landing.
Notable products: Babolat SFX
Bottom line: The benefit of Ergo Motion technology is two-fold; it helps to support quick drop-of-a-dime transitions as well as absorb shock on impact.