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Behind the Design: MUDS® Boots

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The search for the perfect waterproof Rubber boot took our Product Designer Chris Ellsworth to dozens of Product Development Meeting across the United States. His innovative design transforms a formerly ordinary rubber boot into something to remember! 

Pulling together riders from all disciplines throughout several meetings, the Noble Outfitters™ product development team realized they were hearing all over again how the current rubber boots in the industry are just bad. The team was continually asked: “Can’t you make a rubber boot that holds up?” and “Can you make a boot that can be comfortable, cool, and fit?”

“People said that their boots were really heavy, always cracking, and made their feet sweaty.  They said that they were very stiff and really uncomfortable with a very sloppy fit. To make everyone’s feet comfortable, we decided to offer our boots with a custom fit for men’s and women’s foot. To ensure the best fit offered, they are also available in half sizes.

-Chris Ellsworth

A lot of different reasons why the MUDS Boots are a cut above the rest.

A lot of different reasons why the MUDS® Boots are a cut above the rest.

I immediately went to work creating a rubber boot that answered each one of the riders’ concerns. I started with a 100% waterproof neoprene upper calf with an ultra-breathable, moisture wicking Breathright™ 3D mesh lining. I designed a defined foam at the back of the heel & across the arch, added a removable shock absorbing and anti-bacterial insole that increases the comfort of the boot and finished the new design with an anti-slip, non-marking outsole offering reliable traction in wet and muddy conditions.”

-Chris Ellsworth

Ellsworth and the team of designers worked in close collaboration with riders across the country to develop a boot with designs specific for their needs.

Ellsworth and the team of designers worked in close collaboration with riders across the country to develop a boot with designs specific for their needs.

“It took 12 months to develop the MUDS® Boots from concept to product ready to hit the shelves. After numerous product development meetings and countless rounds of designs, these same riders, trainers, and enthusiasts who participated in our focus groups can now walk into one of the over 3,000 stores nationwide and touch the reality of those ideas.”

-Chris Ellsworth

 

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