RUNNING IN THE RAIN SUCKS…
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
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?
Maximizing the sense of ground contact, encourage harder strikes and bigger steps.
Allow runners to react and adapt
to different wet surfaces in the city.
STOP AND GO
-Repel faster in a direction.
-Maximized ground contact.
-Dry fit lockdown.
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