Being Increasingly Used in Sports Equipment

he excitement. The energy. The passion. The freedom. The challenge. The victory. Sports are a part of many people’s lives. For some it’s just a hobby. For others, it’s a way of life. But there’s something that’s changing everything.

New levels of comfort, ease and affordability are making some sports more competitive and skillful than ever. Although made popular in king size mattresses, Memory Foam has been used in all sorts of products in recent years. Notably, it has become a popular material for use in sports equipment and fitness equipment alike. Memory foam has been used in the helmet industry to increase comfort and personalization of helmets, as well as providing more safety than normal foam filler, due to it’s higher density.

It has also found popular use in various kinds of supports and braces. Not all equipment used in sports is for on the field though. Sports physiotherapists have found that the stuff is great for benches and physiotherapy tables, as well as being a recommended mattress for those recovering from sports injuries.

Memory Foam has also found its way into the world of competition running shoes. Shoes like the popular Asics GEL-Foundation 7, which employs a the foam in its heel collar, ensuring that the shoe molds freely to the athlete’s foot, and prevents those nasty new-shoe blisters.

It’s also been suggested by some that investigation needs to be made into the use of Memory Foam in sports padding equipment, such as cricket and batting pads, shin pads, arm guards, and possibly even some fencing equipment. It started with NASA, made it to the bedroom, but now it seems that Memory Foam refuses to be kept inside mattresses – it’s bursting out and taking centre stage in the world of modern sports technology, along side it’s myriad other uses.

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