carbon fiber insole made with recycled carbon fiber

Carbon plates for shoes

Sustainable carbon plates to make a difference

The most sustainable and high-performing carbon plates for shoes

We are on a mission to produce low-carbon-impact materials made from second-generation carbon fiber composite.

Our environmentally-friendly material is used to produce carbon fiber insoles. This high-performing technology enables the production of lightweight, sustainable footwear with high mechanical properties.

Fairmat’s carbon plate shoe insoles help athletes optimize their performance, while maximizing their efficiency of movement

carbon plate for shoes made with recycled carbon fiber

Use case: Fairmat x Global market leader

Our customer is a leader in thread manufacturing and structural components for apparel and footwear.

Our mission is to find out how our client can demonstrate leadership in their sustainability strategies. With our sustainable insole technology, we can honor this commitment together.

carbon plate for shoes

Key characteristics and benefits

Advantages of replacing virgin carbon fiber with Fairmat second-generation material in carbon plates:


Made of recycled material
Low carbon emissions to produce


Increase energy efficiency, while reducing muscle fatigue


Optimize high-speed movement, providing protection and stability

Check out our video on our sustainable carbon plates for shoes

Sustainable carbon plates for shoes

Fairmat’s research and development department is focused on delivering high performance for athletes while protecting feet and reducing overall muscle fatigue.

Our advanced second-generation material also enables:

  • Freedom in design with the optimization of material and laminate parameters to tailor mechanical performance (weight, thickness, stiffness, etc.).
  • Design and build of carbon plates with different shapes, thicknesses, and properties.
  • Entire insole mechanical property testing: 3-point bending test on 3 separate zones (front, middle, rear).
  • Simulation of mechanical properties under specific demands and conditions.

High-performance carbon plates for athletes

It all starts with a thicker, lightweight foam midsole and a thin, recycled carbon plate embedded in the midsole.

At Fairmat we’re able to provide shoe insoles designed with second-generation carbon fiber, offering a spring-like effect giving energy back to the runner (up to 96%) and improving overall athletic performance.