Built for the Future
Elias Elhardt is nothing short of a visionary. With the goal of reducing the Formative’s impact on the environment, we worked with Elias to reimagine how boots are constructed—without compromising their performance. Last year, the Formative made its debut with a streamlined design that used less resources and a shell made from Rise by Bloom. To reduce the boot’s impact even further, this latest iteration of the Formative now features a shell, midsole, and liner that contain Rise, which replaces a significant portion of the traditional EVA required for footwear foam. Rise is a bio-based foam derived from algae harvested from compromised ecosystems. This approach leverages algae’s ability to sequester carbon while helping clean water and restore aquatic habitats. To further enhance comfort, the Formative 2 showcases Elias’ favorite lacing design, the L3 lacing system. The boot also features a Remedy sole for exceptional traction and cushioning. True to Elias’s focus on relentless refinement, we aim to continually evolve the Formative, using it as a means to pioneer fresh tech- nology that reduces our impact on the environment.
UNISEX / ALL TERRAIN / FLEX 7