INSIDE OUR ITALIAN DESIGN STUDIO
Designing trail running shoes to tackle the toughest conditions and help you reach your goals is no easy task. Shoes need to help propel you every stride of every mile. There are thousands of choices of materials, shapes, tread patterns, so picking the right combination and creating something truly innovative to help you is why we make shoes.
One hour from Venice and on the edge of the Italian alps lies our footwear development lab. Here is where our team started a two year project to design the best footwear to help you reach your goes and be your best self while on the trail.
THE ART OF DESIGN
1. We start with a question: What would help you achieve your goals and be a better trail runner? This question is at the core of every design. It then evolves into a concept creation and a design sketch.
2. Once we design the purpose of the shoe, we then begin selecting the materials, not just for their individual properties, but how they will interact when constructed into a trail running shoe. From different densities of foam to coated textile that makes up the upper parts of the shoe, all of these need to be considered to build upon our shoes purpose and how it will help you.
3.Working our way from the inside of the show to the out, our dual density Sensor 3 Technology is what is at the core of the majority of our trail running shoe models. Two densities of foam, strategically placed in the midsole and insole give you better contact with the shoe, more comfort, and an increased dynamic response during every stride.
4. As we work out way out, the upper is sewn and connected to the midsole and a high performance trail running shoe is formed.
The next step is testing.
LAB VS. REAL WORLD TESTING
Lab testing our shoes gives us valuable quantitative data about how our shoe stack up to expectations. Although no substitute for real work testing it allows us to quickly determine what is working and what needs to be improved.
Before a shoe is officially released our athletes and testers but thousands of miles on many different trail surfaces. Each shoe revision takes small steps to make the shoe better and better. This ultimately leads to what is in the shoe box that arrives on your door step.
OUR TRAIL SHOES
Men's Responsiv Dynamic
Men's Responsiv Ultra
Men's Responsiv XP
Women's Responsiv Ultra
Women's Responsiv Dynamic
Women's Responsiv XP
Sensor 3 Technology is a dual density eva foam system that allows your foot to better connect with the midsole of your trail running shoe. Three softer points of contact directly below the pressure points of your foot give you more comfort and a better dynamic feel with every stride. We have incorporated this into the insoles of every model and into the midsole on our most aggressive shoes.