We'd like to present the detailed description of the most interesting pieces of clothing and models of shoes presented during this year's OutDoor fair in Friedrichshafen.
Novelties of the 2012 OutDoor fair - Apparel and Shoes
WILDFIRE by Salewa
One of the winners in the Apparel/Helmet/Shoes category. This innovative approach shoe can be best characterized by its lightweight, anatomical fit, and an aggressive out sole tread design. According to the designers of Wildfire, the shoe can be worn easily by mountains athletes in quick approaches to the wall with its sturdy fit and maximal feel for the ground, inspired by the precise fit of climbing shoes. The model out sole is made of the new Vibram® Tech Approach Evo providing optimal support and grip on technically demanding terrain and approaches, fulfilling all of the wishes of passionate alpinists. The patent-protected Salewa 3D System is a warranty of flexibility, ankle protection and precision in fit simultaneously offering wearing Comfort. The seamless upper is made of a reinforced ballistic mesh with a Shell of innovative EXA Technology, which makes it light and abrasion resistant. In its trend, Wildfire is inspired by the „less is more” trend and comes off minimalistic. There are two versions available, one of them with the Gore-Tex membrane applied for waterproof wear and good breathability.
WILDFIRE w's by Salewa (photo: Piotr Drożdż)
WILDFIRE m's by Salewa (photo: Piotr Drożdż)
Crag Denim Pant by MILLET
One of the winners in the Apparel/Helmet/Shoes category. Designed and manufactured by Millet, Crag Denim Pant combines functionality, modern design and durability. The model is super comfortable and does not limit user’s movement allowing her or him to climb freely. The material is extremely strong and resistant to attrition and mechanical damages, and simultaneously breathable. Design inspired by jeans is finished with a print in a fashionable light green colour.
Crag Denim Pant by MILLET (photo: Piotr Drożdż)
TevaSphere Speed by Teva
One of the winners in the Apparel/Helmet/Shoes category. Designed by Deckers Outdoor Corporation, manufactured by Tatonka GmbH. This is a multi-purpose sport shoe designed under the “change your shoe not your stride” slogan to meet the performance needs of the outdoor athlete with the aid of a spherical heel and pod-arch system providing the user with a more natural point of impact, efficient transition and superior stability on varied terrain. The pod-arch system provides specific support only where needed without restricting freedom of movement or adding unnecessary weight to the shoe. Teva spent four years developing the TevaSphere technology in order to solve the problem of diverse range of terrain and obstacles that outdoor athletes have to face in their pursuit. The shoe came into being in collaboration with Peak Performance Project (P3) institute and through extensive testing. The TevaSphere outsole is composed of Spider365 Rubber that provides supreme traction on various terrains. Additionally, the quick-dry materials and breathable waterproof membrane were applied. The collection’s aestethics makes the shoes look great both on the trail and the sidewalk. It is inspired by structural minimalism with non-sew synthetics, flexible mesh and vibrant color providing the potential user with a versatile look.
TevaSphere by Teva (photo: Piotr Drożdż)
TevaSphere by Teva (photo: Piotr Drożdż)
Gram Comp Pull by Haglöfs
One of the winners in the Apparel/Helmet/Shoes category. Gram Comp Pull is designed with ruthless minimalism. Every detail has a function and a raison d'être, each carefully selected to reduce weight and focus on functionality. Gram Comp Pull is probably the lightest hooded Gore-Tex ™ Active Shell jacket ever made and it weighs only about 200 g in men's size M. As it it stated by the strategic design manager at Haglöfs, Fredrik Lundberg, "The simplest things can sometimes be the hardest to create.” The jacket was engineered from Just two pieces of fabric for the moin body, which saves weight and adds breathability. The jacket was manufactured of the Active Shell fabric instead of Paclite, which makes it less plammy against the skin.
Gram Comp Pull by Haglöfs (photo: OutDoor 2012)
Gram Comp Pull by Haglöfs (photo: Piotr Drożdż)