New Balance Leadville 1210
The Leadville 1210 was created to meet the demands of ultra running. During races that last up to 100 miles, the runners mindset and body go through many changes. The smallest misplaced stitch could mean the difference between finishing or not. We began the Leadville project with an extensive research project where we interviewed, observed and ran alongside these athletes with the goal of understanding the ultra community and their specific needs. The outcome resulted in many new trail running innovations including an all new last, Debris-Free seamless tongue & gusset construction as well as the N2 protect forefoot cushioning/protection technology.
Research project in collaboration with Bryan Gothie, Pat Choe, Marya Chan, Brian Best, Aaron Ricicia