CONCORD, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - In a remote New Hampshire barn, Bode Miller trashes standard training routines in favor of a punishing, primitive regimen based on brute force, sparse surroundings and homemade props like a reverse squat "torture machine." The ski racer's 2014 Olympic training routine is featured in a Vibram FiveFingers "What's Your Story," video, an ongoing series highlighting inspirational, personal stories and unique uses of the revolutionary glove-styled footwear. In the video, Bode, the most decorated male American alpine ski racer, dons his training footwear of choice: Vibram FiveFingers.
The 60-second narrative offers a glimpse of Bode's grueling, no frills training regimen and showcases some of his greatest highs and lows in ski racing. Filmed in his native Franconia, NH, the video catches the Sochi contender as he works out in a new spring '14 Vibram FiveFingers model: the KSO EVO.
"As an avid user of Vibram FiveFingers, we know Bode will be a perfect focus for our What's Your Story series, especially in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics," explained President and CEO Mike Gionfriddo. "We hope he will inspire our fans and others to explore the world on foot. It is also a perfect launching pad for our new KSO EVO model."
A versatile model for any athletic or casual adventure, the KSO EVO features a sole combining the XS Trek compound with a zigzag pattern for superior flexibility and enhanced grip and traction in all directions. The reinforced mesh upper offers a perfect balance of durability and lightweight performance and a speed lacing system provides a snug fit and easy entry. Available in black, red/black, and black/blue for men and grey/pink or black for women. MSRP: $90.
Headquartered in northern Italy with US offices based in Concord, Mass., Vibram is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world's greatest climbers and athletes. In 2006, Vibram introduced its first finished product: Vibram FiveFingers, a revolutionary and patented toe shoe and an unrivaled alternative to conventional footwear. Visit www.vibram.com or www.vibramfivefingers.com for more information.
Bode Miller is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, and a two-time overall World Cup champion, and can therefore be considered the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time. Miller is also one of only five men in history to win World Cup events in all five disciplines. He has won five medals in the Winter Olympics, the most of any U.S. skier -- two silvers (giant slalom and combined) in Salt Lake City 2002, and a gold (super combined), a silver (Super G) and a bronze (downhill) in Vancouver 2010.