Scarpa, Lowa, Mammut, Dolomite, Dynafit and Kailas have adopted Vibram's new Litebase technology for their spring/summer 2019 footwear lines after a positive exclusive trial with 20,000 pairs of shoes sold by Scarpa for the spring/summer 2018 season. Salming has introduced a model for the current season. The Litebase sole, which is particularly well-suited for trail running, weighs up to 30 percent less than a conventional Vibram sole, but it is a little more expensive and less durable. The launch has been supported by its promotion at three consumer events in the past few weeks, and they will be followed by nine events next year. Meanwhile, seven more brands have adopted Vibram's Arctic Grip technology for the current season: Bestard, Crispi, Dolomite, Garmont, Lowa, Nitro and Reima. Vibram produces about 50 million pairs of soles per year.