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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 22, 2012.
About this project
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"THE GRIP IS PERFECT!" - KFPF
"YES!,THE SAPIEN WORKS!" - AAPK
"THESE ARE PERFECT FOR ME!" - PKLA
THE OLLO SAPIEN
Limited Edition Kickstarter SAPIEN pictured. (100 pair available)
The OLLO Sapien aims to become the state of the art parkour and freerunning shoe by meeting and exceeding our testers demanding goals of traction, cushioning and durability while keeping our commitment to high quality at an affordable price.
DEVELOPMENT & TESTING
We've spent over 2 years developing and testing the Sapien with traceurs from around the world. From LA to Denmark to Korea.
The Sapien was tested at every stage of development by traceurs in Denmark, California and Korea.
Joe and Jim Hougaard and their team at AAPK (Denmark), PKLA (US), and Jiho Kim and Hyungun You at KFPF (South Korea) were instrumental in the development of the Sapien. Their input, suggestions and commitment have played a major role in the cushioning, outsole pattern design and rubber compound combination of the final product. The Sapien is a no nonsense training shoe for the serious traceur, as well as those just getting started in the sport.
OLLO SAPIEN COLLECTION
THE OLLO SAPIEN SYSTEM
The Sapien was designed as a whole, from the ground up. We designed it to be a complete system where the elements of the shoe work with each other seamlessly. The outsole, midsole, lasting board, insole, and upper patterns and materials are all specifically designed to provide, traction, cushioning, tactile feel, and stability.
The OLLO Midsole
The midsole is made of the highest quality EVA engineered for optimal parkour and free running performance. The lasting board (the part that connects the midsole to the upper) and the insole, utilize 0110 engineered impact absorbing compounds to soften hard landings .
The OLLO Sapien Upper
With a high grip rubber outsole comes a need for a stable upper. We designed the upper to be a cage for your foot. The forefoot patterns are laid out to stabilize your foot laterally while providing natural flexibility and durability. The quarters and tongue are full mesh to keep your feet breathing and keep weight down.
The 0110 / HIGH GRIP Outsole
We know that you need to trust your grip. That's why the OLLO outsole has been thoroughly developed from pattern layout to rubber compound. We've meticulously designed and redesigned the outsole to offer durability, flexibility and grip. There is a wider toe wrap for more surface area on your toe edge, the grid pattern offers flexibility and durability where it's needed most, while the micro texture pattern offers traction and extra finesse.
THE OLLO SAPIEN COMPLETE
SCALE MOCK UP OF OLLO SHOEBOX
OLLO Partner Soren's daughter and friend giving the Sapien a go!!
A video below from KFPF. Korea live with the OLLO Sapien!
OLLO SAPIEN LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
OLLO PERFORMANCE WRIST BANDS
Kickstart us the rest of the way
By making a pledge to OLLO, you’ll allow us to pay for the molds and tooling that we need to make the OLLO Sapien a reality. Your pledge is also crucial to funding our first production run of the OLLO Sapien. We aim to continue to use our expertise to add new models in the future, to provide the superhuman efforts of traceurs across the globe with the best engineered footwear for their movement. Your pledge to OLLO on KICKSTARTER now will help to keep our mission alive. Here are some areas where your pledge money will help to make the OLLO Sapien a reality:
- Tooling & Development
- Materials and Compounds testing
Minimum Order Quantities for production
SHOE SIZING CHART
Q. DO I NEED TO BE A TRACEUR OR INVOLVED IN PARKOUR TRAINING TO BUY AND WEAR THE OLLO SAPIEN?
A. NO! You just need to ROCK to rock the Sapien. You'll love it the moment you put it on your foot. Ready for anything!
Q. HOW DO I ORDER MY SIZE AND COLOR WHEN I PLEDGE?
A. Send us an email to PLEDGE@OLLOpk.com with your size(s) and color choices soon after you've pledged. We will make an allotment for you immediately. We are producing a limited number of OLLO Sapiens, so please submit your request ASAP to ensure delivery!
Q. WHAT IS PARKOUR AND FREERUNNING?
A. Parkour (PK) and Freerunning (FR) are arts of movement. They are non-competitive activities that challenge you physically and mentally to use and overcome obstacles in your environment. While they share a lot of the same principles, Parkour focuses on efficient movement, while Freerunning is the freedom and expression of movement. Traceurs (male) and traceuses (female) are the practitioners of Parkour and freerunners are the practitioners of Freerunning.
Q. DO YOU GUYS DO PARKOUR?
A. Yes and no. We've immersed ourselves in parkour and freerunning for two years to create the best shoe possible. We're footwear designers and developers first and foremost. We're creating OLLO for YOU and we've engaged tracuers on three continents to help us build a world-class shoe at a reasonable price.
Q. IF I PLEDGE, WHEN WILL I GET MY SHOES?
A. In the continental US you'll receive your shoes in late October. In Europe and Asia, the first week of November.
Q. WHAT DOES OLLO MEAN?
A. OLLO is a derivative of Apollo. The Greek God and the NASA space program. It's about strength and flight.
Q. WHY IS YOUR RUBBER BETTER?
A. We realized early in development, that the most important component of the OLLO Sapien was the rubber sole. We've developed a rubber compound that provides high grip and durability. Two years of research and development lead us to 0110 / HIGHGRIP rubber. What makes our rubber better? It works.
Q. OLLO SHOES LOOK WAY BETTER THAN OTHER PARKOUR SHOES. WILL YOU INTRODUCE NEW STYLES IN THE FUTURE?
A. Your KICKSTARTER pledge will allow us to move forward on product development and continue to bring new parkour footwear to market.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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