Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ventilator Theory




The leaked pictures of the new Ventilator Theory caught me off guard, because this shoe is supposed to be the successor to the Travel Trainer VI, which is not even out yet.

You may think that this design is merely a modern reinterpretation of the original Ventilator (Reebok 90s classic), which is true at some degree, but the real story is that this shoe was originally designed with a focus on "pack-ability" that allows you to take a sneaker along while leaving the bulk behind - which is what Travel Trainer series was all about.

So what Ventilator-inspired shoe really is a shoe with a soul of the Travel Trainer; lightweight, flexible, low-profile; all these features makes this shoe trainable and packable.

このモデルの写真がネットに流れたのは少し驚いた。なぜならまだ公開されていないトラベルトレーナー6の後継者モデルだからだ。

このモデルはベンチレーターの現代バージョンと捉えられるのが普通だろう。でも正確にはpackable(荷造りのしやすさ)というコンセプトを念頭にデザインされたもので、それはまさしくトラベルトレーナーそのものだ。

ベンチレーターの顔立ちをしたこの靴は、トラベルトレーナーの魂を兼ね備えたものと捉えるのが自然だ。軽量性、屈折性、薄型構造、その全ての特徴がトレーニング可能でpackableなものにしている。

2 comments:

KAI YING said...
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K3VINQ said...

missing the old days of the TT...it's interesting to see a mix of the Ventilator/TT combination.