DESCRIPTION: Exclusive materials adapted for women
A real sensation of forefoot recovery in play
A shoe that lasts 40% longer than others
A shoe that offers instant comfort
The new Babolat Propulse Lady is the first generation propulse made specifically for women. The Propulse is Babolat's most innovative, high-tech, all-surface competition shoe for women offering players 3 truly cutting-edge innovations. The new exclusive women’s last developed for this shoe is thinner and better suited for the shape of a woman’s foot according to Babolat. This high performance shoe is designed for top competitors aiming for incomparable performance. Agressive tennis players will appreciate the increased support and stability offered in the Propulse Lady.
Grip is optimized on all court surfaces through a unique outsole sculpture with Michelin’s Optimized Cell System (OCS) technology. The outsoles of the Propulse integrate the Michelin OCS microcapsules in a continuous circular pattern, inspired directly from tire sculptures. The OCS allows for 20% better traction than classical chevron sculptures. Last year’s Propulse marks the first time this type of outsole has been used in tennis. “The OCS has been a proven classic in auto racing - the microcapsules optimize grip to improve traction and gliding.” “And the round shapes of the capsules help with energy restitution and resistance to abrasion.”
Because in tennis 80% of player movements are lateral and diagonal with propulsion on the forefoot, Babolat has conceived technologies specifically for tennis shoes. Situated in the forefoot of the shoe, Exact Pro is a “booster” including Pebax® material which offers quick reaction for recovery and rebound on every step. “Babolat optimized propulsion uniformly on the forefoot for a more effective relaunch on every step”. It’s highly dynamic and highly responsive – designed to maximize speed in lateral motion with perfect foot control”.
Upper: 60% mesh plus flexible, ultra-resistant synthetic fabric for a supportive fit that is breathable. A Power Strap plus 360 degree ventilated wrap-around closure provides a secure midfoot fit. Plushly padded heel collar provides initial step in comfort that lasts.
Midsole: Built on a last that was specifically designed and adapted for women's feet. Exact Pro technology midsole generates a dynamic impulse with every acceleration - and every step. It's simply the world's best propulsion system, designed exclusively for tennis. Exact Pro increases reactivity with every step and improves footwork speed, precision, and efficiency. Vibrakill, a high-performance shock absorption system in the heel, protects against heel shock and improves recovery by optimizing energy transfer. Ortholite© Comfort foam hygienic insole.
Outsole: MICHELIN Michelin High Tech Outsole, designed exclusively for the Propulse shoe, these soles have an innovative rubber compound that provides even great durability. Testing shows that the Michelin High Tech Outsole provides 40% more resistance to wear and tear than any other shoe on the market today. Michelin OCS (Optimized Cell System) features micro-capsules that optimize energy transfer and provide maximum traction.
Weight: 12.1 ounces (size 8.5)
Color: White / Silver / Turquoise