DESIGN STORY 17: Viking Apex 2 GTX
After several seasons of designing robust snow boots and light hikers for Viking Footwear, we were given the opportunity to do something very different for one of our favorite, long-standing clients. Tasked with updating their most popular trail running model, the Apex, we collaborated closely with the Norwegian outdoor brand to develop the Apex 2 GTX — a sleek and fast trail running shoe with all of the necessary components to perform at the highest level, while still staying warm and dry in the harsh Scandinavian environment.
See the full design story of the Apex 2 GTX below, as seen on our Instagram. From ideation to completion, we are proud to see this final product out in the world and trust it will remain the brand’s most beloved trail runner.
APEX 2 IDEATION:
The @VikingFootwear_Nrd Apex was considered the brand’s top trail running shoe, so when dreaming up the next generation, we needed to match that expectation and more. Challenge accepted. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #IDsketching #conceptkicks #runningshoes #footwear #Viking
APEX 2 FINAL PRODUCT:
The @VikingFootwear_Nrd Apex 2 GTX is a worthy upgrade to the brand’s most popular trail model. This high performance #goretex runner is constructed with a synthetic engineered mesh that is quick-to-dry and highly breathable, as well as, a 2-way #boa fastening system and Viking’s signature #UGC sole concept for maximum grip on all degrees of rugged terrain, wet or dry. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #conceptkicks #runningshoes #trailrunning #runninggear #KOTD #footwear
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