Not too long ago, we had previously previewed an upcoming collaboration between adidas and highly anticipated Disney film, TRON: Legacy from SDCC. While many can see that the three-stripes and TRON designs do light up and have a futuristic, glowing presence, not many people know what makes the shoes glow in the cool, eerie blue-manner just like the alternate universe in the movie. Don’t doubt– it is not 3M, and it is not as simple as some kind of reflective material– this collaboration goes way deeper and scientific than that. The secret lies behind a patented technology developed by the geniuses of Oryon Tech.
This new technology, all jargon aside, means that the reflective material are actually lamps. Except these lamps, crafted from polyurethane and a newly formulated ink, are three-dimensional and flexible. Oryon Tech has successfully eliminated the rigid nature of conventional EL, creating a 180 degrees flexible electroluminescent lamp. This is achieved through a process known as PTF, and is trademarked under ELastolite. Check out the detailed pictures, and enjoy the amount of thought, creativity, research and development that went into them!