First Graphene logo imageFirst Graphene has announced a project with Steel Blue to develop graphene-enhanced safety boot components. Steel Blue is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of safety work boots.

First Graphene and Steel Blue have begun jointly working on incorporating graphene into existing and new materials of Steel Blue footwear to enhance performance and provide wearers with the latest in advanced materials benefits in safety foot wear.

Graphene-enhanced footwear seems to be a trending field - examples include Graphene Flagship partners Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, in collaboration with FADEL, which developed graphene-enhanced shoes. Another example is University of Manchester and British sportswear brand Inov-8's project to incorporate graphene into running and fitness shoes.