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RUNNING IN THE RAIN SUCKS…
(FOR NOW)

SUMMER 2019, PENSOLE + ADIDAS DESIGN CAMP//
2 WEEKS// PORTLAND//
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Running in weather conditions/ The therapeutic and escaping effect bring a balance to their busy life.

Running in the rain, specifically, encourages awareness of the surroundings and mental-training. Which aligned with the trend of meditation & mental health.

 

2019 --- INCREASED POPULARITY OF "WEATHER RACES"







2022 --- MORE RUNNERS RUN FOR THEIR MIND.

Design for those who live a busy schedule,

are forced to run where it rains all the time and navigate through the narrow streets.

Urban city runner,

work a 9-5 office job,

in his/her mid-20s.


FOR THOSE WHO 
RUN FAST
FOR THEIR MIND

How can we celebrate the escaping effect in rain running to boost the athlete’s confidence and motivates them to run faster?

ACCELERATION






 

GIVE CONFIDENCE
Maximizing the sense of ground contact, encourage harder strikes and bigger steps.


REACTING QUICKLY

Allow runners to react and adapt
to different wet surfaces in the city.

STOP AND GO





 

 

DEVELOPMENT

PHASE ONE






 

-Less seam
-Repel faster in a direction.

002/


 

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-Maximized ground contact.

-Optimized traction. 

-Dry fit lockdown.
-One-piece construction

003/


 

 

DEVELOPMENT

PHASE TWO






 

FUTURE FAST




 

PROTOTYPE 
ultrasonic welding, heat-pressing,

sewing, clay sculpting. 
 

ADRENALINE

FREEDOM

SPONTANEOUS 

 

HIGH-TOP /
TIGHTS-UP VERSION






 

FASTER IN A
DOWNPOUR.

 

ADVANCED 
CONCEPT
//RUNNING.