The final project for footwear design class. We were tasked with making a brand and coming up with our own prompt for a shoe.
I was lucky enough to attend the 2014 Ouray Ice Festival and got to talk with numerous professional mountain guides about their footwear, specifically their approach shoes. This feedback from them on what they really needed and wanted in an approach shoe was a huge asset. This contributed tremendously to the development and final design direction.
The name LEV guide works with the latin meaning for lev which both means light in weight but also to rise or lift, as to rise up a mountain.