I had a meeting with Marco Zamberlan a third generation Italian boot maker and CEO of Zamberlan, based in Pievebelvicino di Torrebelvicino, Italy. His family has been making boots and shoes since 1929.
Marco and his team lead the Mountaineering industry in design, technology and innovation. They continue to push the boundaries further than any other boot maker in the world.
Marco and I sat down to talk boots, boot making, innovation, design, technology and Mountain Hunting. I discussed the opportunity to bridge the gap between high-end mountaineering boots and Mountain Hunting boots.
My vision is to develop a boot that reduces weight and increase performance through technology and design. Marco has several incredible innovations for his most technical high-level Mountaineering boots that I want to combine to create the most advanced technical Mountain Hunting boot in the world.
We discussed the opportunity for both companies and Marco agreed to work with me to design and develop this boot. A boot that not only withstands the stress and demands of technical mountain hunting under heavy loads but excels at it. This boot will only be available at through KUIU.
This is a very exciting opportunity to work with the finest boot designer on the planet. Marco has invited me to come to the factory and show me how Zamberlan builds the best boot in the world.
I will be covering this development here on the blog so you can follow along as we go through the process and testing and work together in the factory.
Please learn more about Zamberlan at www.zamberlan.com
I would like your help and comments in designing this boot with Marco. Please let me know what you want in a technical mountain hunting boot:
I will compile a Design Brief with your comments and ideas as well as mine to discuss with Marco.
Thank you in advance for your help. This will be a fun development project. I know I am excited.