for heavy trail runs

credit: storror YT

reaching affinity:

A trail running shoe that captures the fun of downhill mountainbiking

A 12-week project with Under Armour to master a burgeoning sport that is basically a controlled fall.

12 weeks.

12 pairs of shoes.

1200 sketches.

420 miles.

3 prototypes.

1 design.

run testing

top trail brands,

head-to-head

run. sketch. prototype. test. repeat.

run alone. run often.

anytime. any condition.

the heartbeat of a run.

deconstruct what works

build, test, distill

every run in a different pair of shoes taught me what to feel:

connect to ground

connect to body

connect to nature

why trail?

2019:

35% of all runners prefer trail

  • soft surfaces

  • nature

  • adventure

  • quiet

90% of runners mix both road

   and trail 1-2 times/week

61% run in trail-specific shoes

the newschool of trailrunning:

lightweight

proprioceptive

protective

fun

inspired by mosquito feet

made with

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glued to the ground

prototype

materials in practice

Using flexible carbon fiber built to deform asymmetrically, HASEL actuators absorb and offset forces upon impact.

thank you