The iF Design Award has been the undisputed judge of innovation and excellence in the field of design for 67 years. Bearing the logo isn’t just about winning one of the world’s most prestigious awards; it’s also about being part of an elite set of companies that are making an impact on people’s lives and improving experiences with revolutionary services.
We’re proud to have won two iF Design Awards, for the Alpha Biking Coolboost Twinjet bib shorts and UYN Soccer Socks. In total, 7,298 candidates from 56 countries were submitted to the panel - made up of 78 experts - and among the winners chosen for the sport products category were two UYN products. It serves as yet more confirmation of the high quality of UYN products, the result of the research, creativity and innovation that are fundamental to our values.
Alpha Biking Bibs with Twinjet ventilation technology
The Alpha Biking bib is part of the Coolboost range from UYN, a new release for spring/summer 2020 and the first in the world made using the Twinjet chamois. The patented Twinjet technology is based around the same principle on which a twin-engine jet functions: they take in air at the front and expel it at the back.
In the same way, the chamois has a special opening at the front of the shorts to let in air and a system of micro-conductors in the central section allowing the air to circulate and generating a cooling effect. It takes advantage of the dynamics of cycling to wick moisture away through two openings at the back. The result is a net reduction in excess sweat and so less irritation in sensitive areas that come into contact with the saddle.
Alpha Biking Twinjet is the pinnacle of research and technology being applied to sportswear. And all UYN bibs make use of a hybrid structure that combines Lycra (around the chamois) and a seamless knitted fabric (in the glute and leg zones) to offer comfort, breathability and total freedom of movement.
Soccer socks with shin guard housing
The professional experience of Trerè Innovation - the company behind UYN, which has been a leading figure in the production of socks for over half a century - has led us to develop a truly innovative sock for football. The aim was to guarantee footballers stability and comfort in their feet, without compromising on touch and control.
The ergonomic design of the socks, the silicone inserts on the insole and the shock absorption system ensure excellent control for footballers and staying power for their socks. Special housing integrated perfectly into the socks’ structure, holds shin guards in place without the need for often ineffective tricks using tape or bands.
iF Design Award winners to be showcased in Berlin from 2 to 10 May
The Alpha Biking bibs and soccer socks will be shown, alongside the other successful candidates, at the iF Design exhibition in Berlin, one of Europe’s most important design capitals. The exhibition is scheduled to take place from 2 to 10 May in the legendary Cafe Moskau, an architectural and historical symbol of the city.