This is a design proposal and prototype documentation of a new downhill ski boot design that I developed for my Human Factors class at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
This design takes downhill ski boots for the park and pipe into new territory. Through a process of ethnographic, competitive, and comparative research I have explored the possibilities of merging several technologies from other sports to create the ultimate freestyle ski boot.
The boot is designed to be stiff where freestylers need it, flexible where it should be, super light, and easy to get into and out of. All while looking like nothing else on the market.