Design Story 1: Viking Constrictor II
Each week, we will be posting a Design Story on our Instagram that offers a peek behind the curtain of our process. From conception to completion, we hope to share never-before-seen ideation sketches, production insights, the problems we faced within certain briefs and the solutions we developed to solve said issues.
As our first installment in the series, we wanted to highlight the Viking Footwear Constrictor II. Because Viking has such a rich tradition of quality products for the most extreme environments on the planet, it was a welcomed challenge to collaborate with the client in developing such a premium, robust boot such as this.
Enjoy the story of the Constrictor II.
VIKING CONSTRICTOR II INITIAL IDEATION
Since 1920, @vikingfootwear has been crafting technical footwear for the harsh Scandinavian environment. Together with Viking, we took on the challenge of reinventing the snow boot with a clear goal in mind: MAXIMUM PROTECTION, MINIMUM FUSS … allowing you to focus on the environment around you. #ghostworks #invisbleforce #vikingfootwear #cultureofgear #idsketches #footweardesign
VIKING CONSTRICTOR II PRODUCTION
Being as close to the product as possible, throughout its development, is something we’re passionate about. Great ideas are born on paper but great products come from interaction with the 3D form. In the end, safety orange was chosen to evoke a feeling of unquestionable performance. #ghostworks #invisbleforce #vikingfootwear #cultureofgear #footweardesign #manufacturing #orangeisthenewblack A photo posted by Ghost Works (@weareghostworks) on
VIKING CONSTRICTOR II FINAL PRODUCT
The result was the award-winning Constrictor II snow boot – as worn by @kjansrud, the reigning Super G Olympic champion and 8x World Cup winner! That’s a pretty good endorsement in our eyes! #ghostworks #invisbleforce #vikingfootwear #cultureofgear #snowboots
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