Thanks to its sturdy, strong nature and light weight, carbon fiber has been used and experimented with by numerous leading shoe brands and designers. Now, Crescent Moon, world’s leading snowshoe, snow gear and accessories manufacturer has used it to make the world’s lightest snowshoes, called the Black kilo.
Jake Thamm, President of Crescent Moon confesses, “To my knowledge, there are no other all carbon fiber frame and deck shoes on the market. The Black Kilo weighs 2.2 pounds, including the binding and crampons, and is by far the lightest pair of shoes on the market.”
He goes on to explain that while carbon fiber has been used on and off in shoes before, the Black Kilo shoes offer a “compete carbon fiber solution”. Their composite frame and deck made of carbon fibers ensure durability, comfort and sturdiness.
In fact, the company believes carbon fiber maybe the future of the shoe industry and plans to include it in all its forthcoming ranges, including off-trail shoes, racing shoes or all other kinds of shoes.
While Crescent Moon is enjoying kudos for these revolutionary shoes, the credit for their conceptualization goes to the company’s co-founder and CFO, Tamara Laung, who for the last two years has been instrumental in developing the design and prototype of the Black Kilo shoes.
As of now, considered the lightest pair of snow shoes ever made, the Black Kilo is all set to be launched in winter 2013. However, if you are willing to fork out $399 then you need not wait till it starts snowing to order a pair of these carbon fibre shoes, as they are expected to hit stores as early as fall 2012.