DROP 8 MM
The height difference between the back and front of the sole is 8 mm.
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 by 25% compared with standard foam and lasts up to 1,000 km.
DID YOU SAY STABLE?
A stable shoe that facilitates the roll-through of the foot and reduces the effort needed to control the foot and the heel for a more relaxed foot motion. As a result, we have increased the contact area of the foot and added the ARKSTAB technology, i.e. a piece of TPU resin at the midfoot area.
THE COMFORT OF THE KIPRUN KS500
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:
- a new collar at the back of the shoe ensuring excellent heel support and ideal softness.
- a preformed sole made of open-cell PU (polyurethane) foam.
- a revised forefoot area
- a seamless, single piece of fabric to reduce friction.
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 geometry of the sole combined with a new rubber component provides the KIPRUN LONG2 with excellent grip on wet terrain, even at top speed.
WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE KIPRUN KS500?
Thanks to your reviews over the last 2 years, we have completely revised the sole of the KS500 in order to make the shoe more comfortable and create a smoother foot motion.
The upper of the KS500 has also been revised to improve the breathability (thanks to a more breathable tongue) and the level of comfort (thanks to the half-sock construction).
A TEAM OF PASSIONATE ATHLETES TO OFFER A UNIQUE RUNNING EXPERIENCE
The KIPRUN KS500 is the fruit of the shoemaking expertise acquired over more than 10 years at Decathlon. Caroline and Pierre-Emmanuel (product managers), Raphael (product engineer) and Nicolas (designer), all running enthusiasts, develop your Kiprun shoes thanks to 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.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
All our shoes are field tested for wear and comfort by male runners not associated with Decathlon. The aim is to test, improve and validate the product as objectively as possible so that you can run without a problem.
The Kiprun team is made up of runners of every level of ability. Every day, we test our products to try them out and improve them. They are then tested by a panel of users under the real-life conditions for which they are designed. Before you put them on, they have already covered several thousands of kilometres and completed hundreds of races ranging from 10 km to marathon.