Products assist us through our days and express our values. good products are designed with purpose and honest material use. THey exist in harmony with the planet, its Beings, and its cultures.

Day Owl products are minimal, functional and sustainable.

Day Owl products are minimal, functional and sustainable.

The Backpack is designed to carry your whole day.

The Slim Backpack is the functional, compact backpack.

The Møre Bag is the first a zero-waste packable tote.

The Cord Pouch keeps all your small essentials in one place.

The Face Mask is designed for all day comfort.

Day Owl

Product
Development
Sourcing

Day Owl is an everyday carry brand designed by Almanac. Day Owl product design is guided by American pragmatism, considering  notes of Japanese minimalism, Swiss functionality and Indigenous sustainability. Day Owl products are created from recycled inputs and designed for repair and reuse. Most objects end up in the landfill, ours start there and never go back.

Day Owl

Product Design

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Day Owl is an everyday carry brand designed by Almanac. Day Owl product design is guided by American pragmatism, considering  notes of Japanese minimalism, Swiss functionality and Indigenous sustainability. Day Owl products are created from recycled inputs and designed for repair and reuse. Most objects end up in the landfill, ours start there and never go back.

The Runner featured a one-piece upper that folds to create the eyestay.

The Trail Runner is a stable hiking sneaker that is goodyear welted.

The Bi-Color Heel Boot

FEIT & TOOGOOD

FEIT & TOOGOOD models were hand painted.

The Runner is a vintage trainer that is stripped of excess panelling.

This Hand Sewn High utilizes a midsole made from a leather byproduct material.

The Handsewn Mule

The FEIT Bamboo Hiker reveals FEIT's bamboo stabilizer.

The Biotrainer 2, an all natural sneaker.

The "Raw White" suede used on these mules was salvaged from offcuts.

The Lugged Runner is the essence of a trail running sneaker.

The Hand Sewn Court.

The Hand Sewn Low Latex features a custom natural rubber outsole.

The Lugged Clog features an adjustable strap for secure or leisurely wear.

The Hand Sewn Wrap Boot.

The Trail Runner High and Low feature an external heel counter for stability.

FEIT Footwear

Product
Development
Sourcing

FEIT is a footwear brand that crafts hand sewn and constructed shoes from all natural materials. Since 2016, Alm Projects has collaborated with Tull Price, founder and head designer, on the company’s complete footwear range. We help to conceptualize each collection in addition to following each shoe through design refinement, material sourcing, and development.

FEIT Footwear

Product Design

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FEIT is a footwear brand that crafts hand sewn and constructed shoes from all natural materials. Since 2016, Alm Projects has collaborated with Tull Price, founder and head designer, on the company’s complete footwear range. We help to conceptualize each collection in addition to following each shoe through design refinement, material sourcing, and development.

The Kobe AD/NXT/FF is defined by its transparent functionality.

The expressive nature of translucent materials is well defined in nature.

The shoe feature Nike Fast Fit (FF), a mechanical laceless system.

The shoe provides durability and lockdown only where needed, saving precious ounces.

The Fast Fit (FF) system is housed underneath the foot.

Red color communicates functional elements on the shoe.

Nike Fast Fit (FF) technology.

RIP Kobe.

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF

Material Design

The Kobe AD NXT FF is a basketball shoe made for the late Kobe Bryant. Kobe had retired from the NBA when this shoe was in development (AD), but he was still very involved in the game and specific about the performance of his footwear. Kobe required that each model provide a measurable improvement over the last (NXT). This particular model is the first Nike basketball shoe to contain the Fast Fit (FF) laceless system. Alm Projects helped to create a new material construction for a shoe that at the time was too heavy and expensive. Utilizing translucent, lightweight materials, the complex internal architecture of the shoe was celebrated while strategic use of durable overlays ensured the product would withstand the rigor of Kobe's play style. Rest in peace to Kobe and Gianna, gone entirely too soon.

Nike Kobe AD NXT FF

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The Kobe AD NXT FF is a basketball shoe made for the tragically late Kobe Bryant. Kobe had retired from the NBA when this shoe was in development (AD), but he was still very involved in the game and very particular about the performance of his footwear, requiring that each model provide a measurable improvement over the last (NXT). This particular model is the first Nike basketball shoe to contain the Fast Fit (FF) laceless system. Alm Projects helped to create a new material palette for a shoe that at the time was over budget. Utilizing layers of lightweight materials, the complex internal architecture of the shoe was celebrated while strategic use of durable materials ensured the product would withstand the rigor of Kobe's style of play. Rest in peace to a man and his daughter who are both gone entirely too soon.

The Small Navy Bag is inspired by roll-top dry bags.

The roll-top opening on the Large Navy Bag creates a water-resistant seal.

The Bifold Wallet is sewn by hand using a minimal amount of stitches.

The Merino Wool Scarf.

The Small Tote with an exterior pocket.

The Large Tote.

The Small Tote.

The Long Brim Utility Hat.

The FEIT Cap.

The FEIT Cap features an elasticated back for adjustable sizing.

FEIT Objects

Product Design

FEIT is a footwear and accessory brand built on an uncompromising ideal of quality and craft with with a commitment to building products out of naturally-occurring materials. In our time working with the brand, we have helped to translate FEIT's approach to product into accessories. What started as ideation into what other types of products FEIT could channel its ethos into evolved into the design, material sourcing, and development of the brand's first range of bags, a shoe care kit, and some naturally-crafted knit goods.

FEIT Objects

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FEIT is a footwear and accessory brand built on an uncompromising ideal of quality and craft with with a commitment to building products out of naturally-occurring materials. In our time working with the brand, we have helped to translate FEIT's approach to product into accessories. What started as ideation into what other types of products FEIT could channel its ethos into evolved into the design, material sourcing, and development of the brand's first range of bags, a shoe care kit, and some naturally-crafted knit goods.

Lebron Soldier 13 is laceless performance basketball shoe.

Inspiration for the Lebron Soldier 13.

The key design challenge to overcome is keeping Lebron James safe from himself.

Core color expressions.

Team color expressions.

Lego, Nerf and Lakers color expresions.

Nike Lebron Soldier 13

Material Design

LeBron works hard in the offseason, getting stronger and fine-tuning his already devastating skills. Inspired by his dedication and commitment to inclusivity, the Soldier 13 SFG combines LeBron-tested cushioning, containment and support with a wide, flexible collar and lace-free closure that lets all players get in and out of the shoe with ease.

Nike Lebron Soldier 13

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LeBron works hard in the offseason, getting stronger and fine-tuning his already devastating skills. Inspired by his dedication and commitment to inclusivity, the Soldier 13 SFG combines LeBron-tested cushioning, containment and support with a wide, flexible collar and lace-free closure that lets all players get in and out of the shoe with ease.

Jasper John 997

Rothko 990

Frank Stella 998

Patrick Nagel 998

Edward Hopper 1300

Jasper Johns 991

New Balance American Painters

Color Design

The "American Painters" collection applies colors from a diverse array of American paintings and applies them to classic New Balance styles. We utilized our background in color theory along with patience and respect for the color development process to channel a meaningful and unique use of color into this collection.

New Balance American Painters

Color Design

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The "American Painters" collection applies colors from a diverse array of American paintings and applies them to classic New Balance styles. We utilized our background in color theory along with patience and respect for the color development process to channel a meaningful and unique use of color into this collection.

Moving blanket jacket patterns overlayed upon each other.

Moving Blanket Jacket 1 and Rift Tabi Moc.

The jacket on body, so cosy!

Nike Rift Tabi Moc, knit by Shelby Wauligman.

Printed lining for Moving Blanket Jacket 2.

Documentation of the process.

Moving blanket jacket during construction.

Second Hand

Product Design

Second Hand is an exercise in extending the life of materials and objects. This project is founded on viewing "products" as material capable of organizing into many things. We discovered existing industrial waste streams such as blankets from the moving industry to source materials responsibly, diverting these materials from landfill. The project includes a chore jacket built from a discarded moving blanket and a pair of knit tabi clogs made with second hand yarn and a sole taken from used Nike Air Rift sneakers.

Second Hand

Product Design

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Second Hand is an exercise in extending the life of materials and objects. This project is founded on viewing "products" as material capable of organizing into many things. We discovered existing industrial waste streams such as blankets from the moving industry to source materials responsibly, diverting these materials from landfill. The project includes a chore jacket built from a discarded moving blanket and a pair of knit tabi clogs made with second hand yarn and a sole taken from used Nike Air Rift sneakers.

The Sift Mule, Concrete and Taiga Boot

Sift Mule design considerations.

Sift Mule lockdown explorations.

Concrete material inspiration.

Concrete Low and High.

Concrete High design considerations.

Concrete sketches.

Taiga Boot design considerations.

Winter boot problem sketch.

Ø 2017

Product Design

The Almanac brand concept circa 2017 was centered around designing product for specific global climate zones. This allowed us to identify specific problems pertinent to the terrain and weather that different parts of our world face to better provide solutions to these problems in our products. We started the design process for each of the three silhouettes by digging into the specific climate zone each was aimed toward to figure out what foot protection was needed. After solving and experimenting with the utility of the product we refined the designs to create aesthetically sustainable product that has all of the functionality of hyper-engineered outdoor footwear with a paired down aesthetic. We showcased this idea by designing three shoes: the Sift Mule, a sandal designed for the lowland subtropical environment that balances moisture management with protection, the Concrete Low and High, sneakers that can stand up to the rough surfaces in the urban temperate environment, and the Taiga Boot, a supportive boot built for the boreal taiga environment that allows for full range of motion.

Almanac

Product Design

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The Almanac brand concept circa 2017 was centered around designing product for specific global climate zones. This allowed us to identify specific problems pertinent to the terrain and weather that different parts of our world face to better provide solutions to these problems in our products. We started the design process for each of the three silhouettes by digging into the specific climate zone each was aimed toward to figure out what foot protection was needed. After solving and experimenting with the utility of the product we refined the designs to create aesthetically sustainable product that has all of the functionality of hyper-engineered outdoor footwear with a paired down aesthetic. We showcased this idea by designing three shoes: the Sift Mule, a sandal designed for the lowland subtropical environment that balances moisture management with protection, the Concrete Low and High, sneakers that can stand up to the rough surfaces in the urban temperate environment, and the Taiga Boot, a supportive boot built for the boreal taiga environment that allows for full range of motion.

Space foam mesh realized by Alm Projects.

The Nike Zoom Rise.

Years of engineering work went into putting a zoom bag into the forefoot of the shoe.

The shoe came to life in many color across NBA, College and High School Teams.

Ben Simmons pays tribute to Kobe Bryant in the Zoom Rise.

Nike Zoom Rize

Material Design

The flagship team basketball shoe of 2019, the Nike Zoom Rise was created purely as a tool for the game of basketball. The mid-top silhouette provides containment and support up through the ankle, while an extra-large Nike Zoom Air unit under the ball of your foot provides a responsive lift.

Nike Zoom Rize

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Bounce like never before in the Zoom Rize, Nike Basketball's artfully crafted creation for the upwardly mobile. This mid-top provides containment and support up through the ankle, while an extra-large Nike Zoom Air unit under the ball of your foot redefines how responsive a shoe can be.

574 "Scorpian Fish"

574 Dragonfish

574 Lionfish

574 Dragonfish pattern development

Laser etched material detail

New Balance 574 Tropical Fish Pack

Material Design
Color Design

The New Balance Tropical 574 collection merges the organic beauty of tropical fish with a layered composite that changes color by laser etching. To bridge the organic inspiration to the digital manufacturing methods, we began with improvised drawings on paper influenced by the lion, dragon, and scorpion fish. Each of these drawings were then scanned to bitmap files and converted to points correlating to different sizes and laser temperatures. The results are objects defined by their fluidity between the digital and analog.

New Balance 574 "Tropical Fish" Pack

Material Design
Color Design

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The New Balance Tropical 574 collection merges the organic beauty of tropical fish with a layered composite that changes color by laser etching. To bridge the organic inspiration to the digital manufacturing methods, we began with improvised drawings on paper influenced by the lion, dragon, and scorpion fish. Each of these drawings were then scanned to bitmap files and converted to points correlating to different sizes and laser temperatures. The results are objects defined by their fluidity between the digital and analog.

The WLA system.

Pattern development mock ups.

The cargo vest eliminates the need for a backpack.

Zip-off pants can adjust to changing weather.

Back-Tie Cap.

The WLA system in action.

Zip-off pant bottoms can be stored in compression-layer pockets.

The cover-all poncho is waterproof and see-through.

WLA sketch ideation.

What Lies Ahead

Apparel Design

What Lies Ahead is a brand that channels the purposefulness of evolution to create functional apparel that allows humanity to connect more deeply with nature. The project culminated in a five-piece system that is designed to work seamlessly with the wearer’s needs, causing minimal distraction from their surroundings. The system is centered around a cargo vest that eliminates the need for a backpack by more evenly distributing the weight of items commonly carried by day-hikers, integrating them more seamlessly with hiking movements and allowing for easy access. The system also features a tapered fit zip-off pant with built-in compression shorts and a cover-all poncho that is compact and waterproof and still allows the user to see their dry cargo underneath.

What Lies Ahead

Apparel Design

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What Lies Ahead is a brand that channels the purposefulness of evolution to create functional apparel that allows humanity to connect more deeply with nature. The project culminated in a five-piece system that is designed to work seamlessly with the wearer’s needs, causing minimal distraction from their surroundings. The system is centered around a cargo vest that eliminates the need for a backpack by more evenly distributing the weight of items commonly carried by day-hikers, integrating them more seamlessly with hiking movements and allowing for easy access. The system also features a tapered fit zip-off pant with built-in compression shorts and a cover-all poncho that is compact and waterproof and still allows the user to see their dry cargo underneath.

The Tolero concept in its water-resistant mid configuration.

The Tolero concept in its comfort-driven high configuration.

The Tolero's adaptable system.

Tolero stroble-free pattern.

Wear-test prototypes informed the final design.

Sketch ideation.

Heat map research

Nike ACG Tolero

Product Design

The ACG Tolero is a sneaker concept that combines data mapping techniques and inspiration from the human anatomy to create a sustainable and versatile sneaker for the urban environment. The final design features a sole, insole, heel piece, and a single strap based on support bands in the foot that combine to create a 360° custom fit system. The strap pulls the sole and insole upward and around the foot, cradling it in a fixed position. This system also allows the shoe to be fully recyclable when the product’s lifespan ends as there are no adhesives used in its construction. This modularity also allows the user to adapt to the elements in true All Conditions Gear fashion: The user can wear the Tolero with no bootie as a sandal for maximum breathability while carrying the water resistant mid-cut bootie in case of more harsh weather. The high bootie and long strap can be swapped out for late afternoon comfort and compression.

Nike ACG Tolero

Product Design

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The ACG Tolero is a sneaker concept that combines data mapping techniques and inspiration from the human anatomy to create a sustainable and versatile sneaker for the urban environment. The final design features a sole, insole, heel piece, and a single strap based on support bands in the foot that combine to create a 360° custom fit system. The strap pulls the sole and insole upward and around the foot, cradling it in a fixed position. This system also allows the shoe to be fully recyclable when the product’s lifespan ends as there are no adhesives used in its construction. This modularity also allows the user to adapt to the elements in true All Conditions Gear fashion: The user can wear the Tolero with no bootie as a sandal for maximum breathability while carrying the water resistant mid-cut bootie in case of more harsh weather. The high bootie and long strap can be swapped out for late afternoon comfort and compression.