Back in 2010, designer, Nick Eaton created a hybrid boot and binding system that transforms your snowboard boots into mountaineering boots. The ‘duoTrek is a hybrid snowboarding mountaineering boot that features studs in the base to give greater grip when hiking through dense snow and ice‘. The boots stow the metal crampon spikes used while mountaineering in their sole, which can be exposed by twisting the sole locking pin, allowing it to be switched between the two activities. I particularly love the dynamic eyerow/lacing design, and the general detailing of this boot is top notch, stunning work.
Check out the video and see some of the sketches/beauty shots of the concept, below –
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