UA Outdoor focused on an athletic consumer, primarily western hunters who hunt in rugged backcountry and need the capability to go further, faster for longer. Taking inspiration from UA’s iconic Highlight Football cleat, I incorporated a molded “Speedform” construction of 600 Denier ripstop to maintain support while being low profile, flexible and athletic in fit. Boa lace system means easy on and off but also on the fly adjustability when descending or loading up a pack. Built on an athletic last, this project was aimed at the bowhunter.

Mated to that is a direct-inject, dual density PBAX plate with one density base and second, firmer density for the lug elements optimized for rocky terrain. Because it was direct inject, the tooling would be bombproof meaning it would wear out before it ever separated from the upper like conventional boots. While we never built this boot because of our manufacturing limitations, this boot helped leadership see the opportunities of Future Hunt.