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

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