DESIGN STORY 5: Viking Vertex Mid
One of the biggest challenges facing a dedicated Scandinavian runner is the ultra harsh winters that greatly hinder the ability to run outdoors, all year round. As a solution, we worked closely with Viking Footwear to develop the Vertex Mid — a fast trail running shoe with an intentionally designed GORE-TEX ankle sleeve, engineered to successfully keep the extreme elements OUT and keep the brave athletes ON the trails, no matter the (seemingly) impossible conditions.
VIKING VERTEX MID IDEATION
Outdoor running during a harsh Scandinavian winter requires next-level protection from the elements, so we teamed up with @vikingfootwear to design an innovative trail running shoe for the dedicated athlete to perform, year round, even in these ultra extreme conditions. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #footweardesign #idsketches #trailrunning #runningshoes #Norway
VIKING VERTEX MID FINAL PRODUCT
The result was the @vikingfootwear Vertex Mid — a slightly deceiving name, considering it’s actually a true trail low, but with a high reaching waterproof (GORE-TEX) sleeve that was designed to keep the elements out, allowing runners to keep braving the outdoor trails, amidst otherwise impossible circumstances. #ghostworks #invisibleforce #cultureofgear #trailrunning #runningshoes #keepgoing
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