"In the extreme conditions in which I am mostly in, I have to be able to rely 100% on every part of my body. My feet of course are really not the best, due to the many intense expeditions I have put them through and that´s why I am so excited about the Functional Footwear concept. It helps on my training runs in Chamonix to control the foot better on uneven trails and also develop more strength in the foot. Meanwhile, I am fully convinced of the toefreedom® principle!"
Jost Kobusch's trademark are solo ascents in great heights. In winter 2021 Jost plans a solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. Jost is enthusiastic about the cooperation with us so far and will develop further trail and outdoo products with us in 2021. The exceptional mountaineer is not only convinced of the product, but also from Lee Saxby's biomechanical approach. The philosophy of the running coach helps him to achieve a close focus on the part of the body that will carry him to the top of the world: his feet.
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Trail running is essential for the condition training of a mountaineer, e.g. for the vertical kilometer (Vertical KM Chamonix). Jost excersises in our nimbleToes Trail Addict:
Photographer: Jenni Jalonen
"I came across the brand and their toefreedom® design philosophy by chance and was amazed at the functionality of the shoe in terms of fit and grip, especially during my Ninja Warrior competitions. This was unlike any other shoes I had worn before in Ninja sports."
Katharina Blank is an engineer from Bietigheim-Bissingen / Germany. In her youth she practiced pole vaulting and javelin throwing. Today she keeps fit as a Hyrox athlete and Spartan / OCR obstacle runner. After her ninja experience with "Team Ninja Warrior Germany", she made it all the way to the semi-finals of Ninja Warrior Germany in 2019.
See more action-packed shots of Katha on her Instagram.
Photographer: Markus Hertrich
Photographer: Christian Balkheimer
Lord Jens Kramer
Extreme trail runner
"Before I came across Functional Footwear by Joe Nimble, I was out and with self-made Tarahumara sandals. Now I am unstoppable with my Joe Nimble Trail Addict. This shoe combines stability, protection and grip and above all the valued Toefreedom without losing my beloved feeling of freedom. This shoe combines all the demands I have on a shoe."
Lord Jens Kramer Lord Jens Kramer is a trail runner from South Tyrol, who attracted attention in the trail running scene in particular with his two-time first place in the TransAlpine Run (2016, 2019) and his participation in the UTMB Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc. His five-time participation in the SUSR Südtirol Ultra Sky Race led to the inclusion in the world rankings of the ITRA elite. The former triathlon athlete of the Italian national team found his way back to running after a foot injury and has known since then about the importance of his foot health.
Jens is currently training in the nimbleToes Trail Addict for the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara. Here he will expose the shoe to extreme conditions: MDS is a six-day ultramarathon with 250 km through the desert.
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"Having been a big fan of barefoot shoes in the past, I was amazed how my running improved when wearing Functional Footwear with toefreedom® and an intelligent level of cushioning."
Jennifer is one of Sweden's most talented trail runners. She lives with her boyfriend and her two budgies Bob and Nelson in Åre in northern Sweden, where she can live her passion in the wild nature every day to the limit.
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Here you can see here running in our nimbleToes Trail Addict:
"I particularly enjoyed the sensation of toefreedom® and the level of cushioning that provides me with adequate sensory feedback whilst still remaining comfortable during my long runs on the road."
Hannes works in the Central Ludwigsburg Clinic and is a top German Triathlon talent. At the age of 4 he completed a school triathlon. At age 15 he was in the Baden-Württemberg state squad in Germany. In 2016 he founded the "SpeedLifeCrew" with Veit Hönle, Dominik Sowieja, Philipp Nothof and Andreas Stoll, which in 2017 moved to Jörg Scheiderbauer and Alexandra Rittner in the "Racextract" camp. In 2019 he took part in the Ironman World Championships in Nice, France and Hawaii, USA.
Learn more about Hannes on his homepage.
Hannes trains with our nimbleToes Addict: