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Sports footwear testing. Researcher carrying out tests on the properties of the material used in a sports trainer. She is using a durometer that will measure the hardness of the rubber material in the trainer. This is a ClimaCool trainer from Adidas, first sold in 2002. The ClimaCool system provides ventilation through all surfaces of the trainer, helping to keep the athlete cool. The trainer is lit up here, with the ventilation system showing up as the brightly lit areas. Photographed at the Adidas research centre in Scheinfeld, Germany.
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